Happy Reading to All, and to All a Good Year!
‘Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the house
Not a human was stirring, not even my spouse—
The peppermint tea at my elbow did sit;
The cat on my lap was too fat to fit.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While memories of new toys danced in their heads;
And Pa in his flannels, and I in my robe
Curled up with our books to circle the globe.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But stories of romance to close out the year.
Now, cowboys! Now chefs! Now pilots and teachers,
On, rock stars! On farmers! On actors and preachers!
To the front of the pack! To the top of the list!
Win the fair maiden’s heart with a romantic twist.
He’s dressed all in armor, from his head to his toe,
Ready to battle, his ardor to show.
His eyes — how they twinkle! His dimples, how merry!
His muscles like steel turns my breathing all airy;
His sweet precious mouth is drawn up like a bow
Speaking words of forever in a voice timbered low.
When they kiss in the sunset, my eyes close with a sigh…
Outside, snow sifts down and the wild blizzards fly,
The tea is all cold and the cat purrs aloud.
The fire is low when I drift off my cloud.
The tale ripples echoes of the greatest romance
As Jesus’ pure love makes my heart dance.
Both sweet stories fill my thoughts with good cheer.
Happy reading to all, and to all a good year!
© 2019 Valerie Comer
I hope you had a great Christmas yesterday. Did you get any books? What romance is at the top of your TBR today?
PS: Kids and grandkids descend on my house today, and tomorrow is our family Christmas. I’ll check in when I can!