‘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!


20 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. sudrakarma says:

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

  5. 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!

  6. Jim Borden says:

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

  7. petespringerauthor says:

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

  8. 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!!

  9. 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

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