T’was just before Christmas, and the malls were all hopping.
Not a beader was beading, they were all madly shopping.
Oh, the beads and the tools were all lined up with care,
in the hopes that spare moments soon would be there.
The kids were distracted, farmed out with their Gran,
it was now the last minute – and a do-or-die plan.
Just a few left to go, it’s a workable list.
I’m checking it twice so that no one is missed.
There’s relatives coming; I’ve baking to do;
and wrapping and boxing and cleaning and Whew!
We all love the season, and we’re all pretty clear,
It’s such a relief that it’s just once a year
Got the turkey, and cranberries, and potatoes, and yams.
For last minute drop-ins, a gift-pack of jams.
New dishes, a platter and a new gravy boat.
And a what for a whosis? – I can’t read what I wrote.
Some folks are easy, and some very hard,
and some – a lost cause! Just get ’em a card!
But if Santa was real – if I could ask for one thing
I know just exactly what the old gent should bring!
I’d ask for “Some minutes, all wrapped in an hour,
for ‘Time to Stand Still,’ is that in your power?”
Can you bring me some time, that would be fair.
The world in a night? – you must have some to spare!
Oh Santa my dear, are you part of our tribe?
I will pass on the cookies and milk as a bribe.
And here’s what I’m going to put by the fire
Some beads and a pattern, some crimps, and some wire!
When you slide down the chimney – they’ll be here for you
And you can stop for a moment – it’ll be just a few!
The beads are so pretty, the colors so bright,
There’s no way to resist such a glittering sight.
Now the reindeer are dozing, asnooze in the snow,
But you and me – Santa – you don’t have to go.
I’ll teach you to bead, and you show me the way,
That trick that you have – of stretching a day.
And Santa will stay and together we’ll bead
We’ll talk and we’ll laugh, and it’s just what we need!
I’ll finish that project that I’ve had on pause,
and he’ll make something pretty to please Mrs. Claus.
And then he’ll lean close, and whisper, I know,
The secret he has, of stopping time’s flow.
The secret of secrets – and then he will go:
And the real secret is – it is something you know!
Einstein was right, it’s a relative thrill,
If you sit down with beads, then time will stand still.
And I’ll hear him exclaim, just before he takes flight,
Merry Beading to all and to all a Good night!
Wishing you all the joy of the season – from all of us here at BeadFX!
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