‘Twas the Night Before Covid Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas, 2020 the year,

The days were blurring with pandemic fear;

The face masks were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that gifted vaccine soon would be there;


The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

Thoughts of missing friends danced in their heads;

And mamma in her sweats and I in my briefs,

Had just settled down for some needed relief,


The year had been one like none could expect,

And holidays came with family to protect;

So, Nana and Pop wouldn’t be here this year,

But a video call would let them feel near;


Santa drove the smiling van instead of a sleigh,

And lucky we are to have gifts Christmas day;

The best gift from one generation to another,

When missing you meant we loved each other,


Dawn will still hold the wonder of little eyes,

As eager children bid a much too early rise;

And I offer but one wish as I turn out the light

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!


23 Responses to “‘Twas the Night Before Covid Christmas”
  1. What a wonderful reminder, as we all look over what we’ve lost this past year, of the biggest gift of all we’ll never lose, the love of family and friends!

  2. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    It’s about perspective! Let’s be thankful we haven’t lost – and will never lose – the love of our family and friends!

  3. beth says:

    sad, but yes, good to still have gratitude for what we do have

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Quite lovely my friend!

  5. sudrakarma says:

    Merry Holiday, Brad! Hope you have a happy and safe one. 😊

  6. jomz says:

    Merry Christmas to you! We’d be lucky if Santa won’t get stuck in quarantine as he delivers presents. I hear the North Pole is Covid-free. Stay safe!

  7. Jim Borden says:

    the holiday poem of the year! well done, Brad!

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    One of those “drop the mic” poems. You nailed this one.

  9. kristianw84 says:

    Love, love, love this one, Brad! What a beautiful perspective. Christmas might be different this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to lose the magic or the feel of it!!

  10. jonicaggiano says:

    This is brilliant Brad. I just had to read this one out loud. We are so fortunate to have our families and we will be careful but we are blessed. Great holiday poem and full of good cheer and reminders of things to be thankful for my friend. Sending you Christmas hugs and lots of love and thank you for this uplifting piece. Love ❤️ Joni

  11. Haley Scully says:

    This is such a beautiful, moving piece. I really love it! It flows very well and your rhymes are fantastic. I hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas, and are having a wonderful year so far! 😊

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Haley! Your are too kind with your words. A lovely Christmas and so far the new year has been kind in many ways. Hope you are well and safe and happy!

      • Haley Scully says:

        You’re very welcome! I’m so glad to hear that things are going well for you and your family. That’s wonderful! And thank you! I really appreciate that. My family and I are doing well, also! I hope the same for you! Best wishes! 😄🎶

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