The Ranch Park’s banned Christmas from its festival this year.
Now Happy Holidays is all that we hear.
Even Saint Nick has gotten the boot,
Replaced by a clown in a polar bear suit.
So the folks of New Oslo have taken up the cause,
To bring back Nativities and good ol’ Santa Claus.
A new Christmas festival is coming around,
Proclaiming it’s Christmas when snow’s on the ground.
But what’s going on here? The town’s all alarmed.
There’s a saboteur lurking, doing us harm.
It’s causing us hurt; it’s causing us pain.
Someone’s even derailed our miniature train.
What’s that commotion going on downtown?
Our Humongous Christmas Tree, it’s been toppled down.
Once again Will Nickerson is getting the call,
With Jenine at his side and the whole gang and all,
To save Christmas in New Oslo; can they do it in time?
You won’t find the answer here in this rhyme.
LET’S MAKE IT MERRY CHRISTMAS, it won’t make you cry;
So lose that old handkerchief! Just bid it goodbye.
This Christmastime mystery won’t bring on the tears.
It’ll make Christmas merrier for readers for years.
I’ll be the first to admit, my poetry’s BAD,
But you won’t have to endure it in this tale that’s not sad.
There’s another style of writing, as everyone knows,
So readers be thankful, my books are all PROSE.
LET’S MAKE IT MERRY CHRISTMAS is available on Kindle and in paperback at amzn.to/1oHbL8n and it’s on Nook and Kobo, too.