Solidus Editorial Solutions Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas
At Solidus HQ
And the editors were stirring
With still so much to do

“Look at this shit,” Steve said
With familiar contempt
“They used ‘your’ and not ‘you’re’
In this half-assed attempt!”

“And they made this possessive,”
Said Emily with bite
“It’s like they didn’t even want it
To remotely be right!”

“Oh that’s nothing!” cried Emily.
“Take this line right here.
I’ve never seen anything
That’s quite so unclear!”

The three of them sighed
As they grabbed their red pens
It looked like they’d work
Straight through Christmas again

When suddenly they
Were all bathed in a glow
From a light that shone in
From the fresh fallen snow

And a jolly old elf
Just appeared in their midst
With a giant red bag
He held tight in his fist

“Who are you?” the three said
Though they all had a clue
“Why, I’m Santa!” he laughed
“And I’m here to help you!”

Then he opened his bag
And he pulled forth a book
They knew just what it was
With the briefest of looks

“Dictionaries!” said Santa
“Dictionaries for all!
For the old and the young
For the big and the small!”

“They’ll all learn to spell
Which will lighten your load
And give you all back
The great Christmas you’re owed!”

Then he went up the chimney
And into his sleigh
And he and his team
Flew up, up and away

And Steve looked at Emily
And Emily in turn
And they all shook their heads
They knew Santa would learn

That as nice of a gift
A dictionary would make
The use of it was
A step no one would take

So they all settled back
To their editor tables
And that’s where we end
Our Christmastime fable

They’re thankful for you
And the fact that you read it
But time marches on
And there’s so much to edit

And they need peace and quiet
To get it all right
So Merry Christmas to all
And to all a good night!

By Steve Boudreault


 


Comments

Jim Donnelly
01/12/2014 9:03pm

I hope you and your bride had a very merry Christmas and a safe new year.

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01/20/2016 6:56pm

we have to select appropriate words and terms for poetry which brings force and power in such lines so that they can impress people. Content of this whole blog comprises of poetry and I am fond of it that why I can say that this is my favorite blog and want to share it on social media like Facebook.

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Poetry is most effective way to deliver your idea because selection of words matter a lot. This whole content is in the form of stanza which seems nice and impressive and I am fond of reading such kind of articles. I think every poet will love to read this blog and will get inspiration from it.

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12/13/2016 10:23pm

When you are looking for Christmas gifts for him, you have to look for something for his computer too. Boys love to upgrade their computers and anything that adds value to their computers is precious to them. It could even be something as little as a cooling fan for their computer's power supply. Now, when you are looking for Christmas gifts for boyfriend, make sure to have a good look at the little gadgets that could be useful for him when he uses his computer. You could start looking at the more economic options such as a mouse pad.

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02/12/2017 6:25pm

Christmas is a special event and celebrated with religious enthusiasm and fun. People arrange parties and enjoy it. The sweet rhymes are also based on this theme.The poet has written the lines very beautifully.

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