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A Forum Visit From St. Nicholas

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by bellalou, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    T’was the night before Christmas and all through the forum
    The members behaved with unusual decorum
    The stockings were hanging from every spare place
    (With so many members there wasn’t much space)
    The horses and ponies were snug in their stalls
    Protected from winter by four sturdy walls
    And all of the humans were finally relaxing
    From holiday cheer which had grown rather taxing
    When out in the snow that had covered the lawn
    Came a racket that made them ask what was going on
    They hurried to find an unblocked point of view
    And looked out to see something totally new
    There in the snow jumbled up in a heap
    Were a sleigh, a fat man and what looked like some sheep
    The old man was groaning and rubbing his head
    “You darn clumsy reindeer, I could have been dead!”
    He shouted but stopped when he saw us all gaping
    Then looked around quickly for some means of escaping
    But the deer were so tangled in harness and kit
    There was nowhere to go so he got on with it
    A couple of members went out in the fray
    To help him untangle the deer and the sleigh
    While others helped get the old man on his feet
    And gather the gifts that had strewn down the street
    We dusted him off, put the gifts in his sack
    Untangled the reindeer and got him on track
    His mood was improved with the help and he grinned
    “I don’t suppose you’d have a tonic and gin?”
    We poured him a drink and he gulped it with pleasure
    Then he pulled out the sack and drew forth his treasure
    Some hoof boots for Bella, a stall snack for Spark
    A nightlight for horses afraid of the dark
    Saddles and bridles and blankets and bits
    Warm hats and mittens and tack cleaning kits
    As fast as he pulled them, the sack seemed to quiver
    And when he was done it was still full as ever
    When finally each member was loaded with loot
    And every last stocking was loaded to boot
    He heaved himself back in the sleigh and grabbed rein
    And the reindeer got back on their feet once again
    He turned them for optimum long running try
    And whipped them up soundly to get them to fly
    But we heard him exclaim as he tore out of sight
    “Merry Christmas to all! Have a wonderful night!”
     
  2. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Not enough likes for this one, need that green rep button.

    Fergie opened her stocking and turned round to stare
    Well really it was her #1 mare glare.
    "Really she said, my chain you really yank it"
    "I asked Santa for food and he delivered a blanket"
     
  3. SparkleDust

    SparkleDust Senior Member

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    That was adorable, bellalou! Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  4. equicrzy

    equicrzy Senior Member

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    Omg! You have a knack for writing. That was great!
     
  5. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Very, very, GOOD~!! :bow::bow::bow:
     
  6. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    Thanks! It's kind of a tradition. I've been writing one of these every year for a long time and just placing them in whatever locale seems most fun. Glad you enjoy it. Merry Christmas!!
     
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  7. AprilBride2012

    AprilBride2012 Senior Member

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    That was awesome!
     
  8. NBChoice

    NBChoice Senior Member

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    Love it! Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. froglander

    froglander Senior Member

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    Loved it!
     
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