Sunday, December 18, 2011


Twas the time before Christmas and all through the House
The Reps and the Dems continued to grouse
There seemed to be nothing of which one could see
Where any of them could ever agree

The economy and budget were in disarray
With taxes and debt too heavy to weigh
Elections were coming too soon to forget
So they must look good lest they regret

That if one party exceeds and the other one fails
The voters might see to it that their ship sails
The country it seems is not high on their list
Re-election they think is all that they risk

When out in the country there arose such a shout
Get your job done or all of you are out
We tire of your nonsense and your silly games
Santa is too and has taken your names

From the top of the hills to the valleys below
The people have seen and are all in the know
It’s the country that counts so it’s not about you
I think you’ll be hearing it and you know it is true

Don’t be surprised if next Christmas you see
Unemployment checks in your stocking I hope you’ll agree
The people will speak and on this they’ll be clear
A very Merry Christmas to us all and a Happier New Year

There are so many things I could write about this Christmas week. My wife has scolded me and told me that I should just once lay it all aside to concentrate instead on the season. Among the many things that have upset me and I am angry about is the Keystone pipeline project and the failure of the Obama administration to think of the country first and put politics on the back burner until we experience some recovery. Next week I’ll write my thoughts about this little fiasco and what it means to this country.

But this is Christmas week and I know my wife is right. I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all of you who regularly read these musings and to the many of you who offer your comments. I get great pleasure from doing the writing. It is a reward in itself. It gets even better when I know you read and enjoy these thoughts. Linda and I wish for you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. I believe it is going to be great.

Ron Scarbro Christmas 2011


Anonymous said...

Great job. Hope yall have a Merry Christmas.
Bo Lumpkin

jeriquery said...

Here's wishing you both a blessed Christmas, and please, a health new year. We are wintering in Kona, Hawaii (starting the first week of January),and hoping to buy a house there. We'll keep you informed. Great poem, Ron.

SteveGanshert said...

Fine post. We need to vote for the outcumbents.