’Twas the Covidmas
’Twas the night before Christmas and contrary to demand
There were thousands of flights which would not land.
Friends and family wandered airports cold and alone
As they thought ‘I’d be home if I could’ve flown!’
The culprit for slowing holiday’s travel pace?
Omicron variant spreading in confined space.
Hence, Dr. Fauci said large gatherings not ok
But if vaxxed and boosted small ones,,,yay!
Across the Atlantic sea, the pontiff of Rome
Preached a message from ancient moral tome.
2000 faithful heard ‘littleness’ is the path God chose
As Italy reeled from the highest yet COVID blows.
Queen Elizabeth II missed a most ‘familiar laugh’
Keeping loved ones especially close is not a gaffe.
Britain’s longtime foe of the most delectable wine
Posted 100,000 new cases-ugh grab me a stein!
Bier-loving Germany worked on anti-virus walls
Pardon me if I don’t want them adorning my halls.
Further east, Japan made a lickable screen
Real life or sci-fi, what have we seen?
China replaced Xinjiang party boss
Responsible for too much Uyghur loss.
In the Antipodes, pink hand fish spotted
Chilling deeper than previously plotted.
Back across the pond, mist reigned in the air
But of snow the Midwest was sadly quite bare.
Quite ironic for the Frozen Tundra region
Home of the Ice Bowl, memories legion….
Aaron Rodgers broke Brett Favre’s TD re-cord
Two Hall of Fame QBs back to back? I’m floored!
That’s it, now I must spring to my sleigh
If you see me scaling starry sky, shout out hey!
Yes, it oft was a difficult, different, depressing year
But-whatever you do, however you feel, live not in fear.
Remember, as the festive season disappears from sight-
Christmas spirit lasts much longer than a single night.