Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the flat
Not a creature was stirring, not cockroach nor rat.
The stockings were hung on the windows, all there
For all of the family and dear Sammybear.

The streets were still busy, the stores all aglow
And in NYC there was still not much snow.
But better than snowflakes and better than cheer
Was the one special gift we were given this year.

'Cause when it turns midnight there will be no clatter
Of treatments and neb cups and all of that matter.
And those pills that I take are a small price to pay
For the knowledge that I will wake up Christmas day.

I'll spring from my bed with the greatest of ease,
I'll take a deep breath with no crackle or wheeze.
Then I'll run to my kitchen to grab some hot "joe"
And have one perfect Christmas, regardless of snow.

And E in her fashion and Sam with his toy
Will all settle in for some true Christmas joy.
While Mom and Dad truly deserve three big cheers
'Cause on Sunday morn they'll be hitched 40 years!

The lights will be lit and we'll say a quick prayer
In remembrance of loved ones, both passed on and here.
For those who are hurting, for those who are missed
And for all of us living, so joyful and blessed.

And we'll each give a moment to offer a smile
To the heroes out there who went the extra mile.
To those who save lives and to all who help fight:
Merry Christmas to you, and to all a good-night!


  1. Wow!!!!! I am so impressed with your poetic skills. I mean, I knew you were super smart and all that, but a rhymer, too? This is great!

    Merry Christmas to you and all your clan,
    Linda in Louisiana
    Mother of Mandy (with the angels) Kyle, Hunter and Brady wo/cf and Jamie 24 yom w/cf 2X Delta F 508

  2. Love it, love you! Merry Christmas, cyster, and may 2011 be even more wonderful than 2010. <3

  3. Amazing. Talent. You rocked that!
    Merry Christmas to you, Sammybear, and your family.

  4. always! Merry Christmas to the Beatty family and Happy 40th Anniversary to Mike and Kathleen!

  5. wow. that was very impressive. that was awesome! merry christmas to you and your family, and sammybear :)

  6. Very cool...and glad you don't have to deal with treatments and crackles and such!! Merry Christmas and a stay healthy New Year!!

  7. You are so amazing Piper. Thank you for sharing - YOU! Blessings to you.

  8. Love it Piper! One of my favorite things is to write poems!
    Merry Christmas!!

  9. Wow! You should get this published! You are so talented! I love reading your blog.

    Merry Christmas from PA. (I am also a mommy of two cf children... one celebrating Christmas with Jesus and a 10 year old boy.) So happy that you were given such a wonderful gift this year! Merry Christmas!!!