The Night Before Christmas (Passion's Style)
‘Twas the night before Christmas and I got to thinkin'
(First holiday in years I wasn't wastin' away, drinkin').
As I drew a quick smile wondering the reason
So much joy had found me this Christmas season.
Then I thought of all the friends I'd grown to love,
Like Seymour, Sally, Isis, and White Dove.
And I couldn't help but remember my trip to D.C.
James, Doreen, Nan, Lost Dreamer and me.
(One of my most treasured memories).
Suddenly it became so easy to see,
I was happy because I finally had a family.
People I've found of genuine concern,
Pepper, Rainbow Girl, Hoot Owl, and Severn.
Even a few who just like me are "NUTZ".
Walt and FreeByrd, no if's and's or buts!
Still nothing has made me laugh harder this year,
Than Toe Rag, Long John, and Balladeer.
And nothing's ever broke my heart in two,
Like Izzy and Eric, may God bless both of you.
Denise and Echo, you strengthen me spiritually.
Lucie, you always have been there for me.
Many old friends and many a new face
Have brought memories time will never erase.
Alicat, Fairy Colours, Elizabeth, Kess,
Starboards, Marge, Deep Blue Me, and Temptress.
I've been touched by Marilyn, Alwye, Caroline,
But few could touch my heart like Poet DeVine...
Through a darkside not many would understand,
Except for you, Scott, we share the same brand.
Christopher I have found in you
A brother and friend, never one more true.
Gennifer I can only offer you my life,
I'm already yours, I love you as my wife.
I wish a Merry Christmas to everyone of you.
You're all a part of me and there's many more too.
The list it seems, could go on and on,
How could I ever repay such a precious gift, Ron?
[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 12-23-1999).]