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With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« on: December 23, 2014, 01:35:52 am »
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the forum
All the members were posting with a sense of decorum;
The posts were all timely, unbiased and fair,
Just as if the Triumph moderator was standing there;
Those members in the North were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of summer riding danced in their heads;
But I and other riders; here deep in the South,
Were planning Christmas rides, with shouts of joy in our mouth,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The glow of the street lights on bare drives, walks and yards,
Shone like midday on my motorcycles and cars,
Then a familiar sound came to my ear,
No doubt about it, a Triumph triple was near,
Around the corner came a Trophy so quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
His leathers were all red, with a bit of white trim
There was no doubt that it must be him
The beard on his chin was grey and white,
And the chinstrap on his helmet just a bit too tight;
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks too red, perhaps too much elderberry?
The bike it was red, the trim it was white
And the dual headlights burst through the night:
The cylinders they pounded, the exhausts they roared,
And Santa had the throttle floored
Then off with the throttle and on with the brakes!
The tires a screeching and throwing up flakes
Santa leapt from the bike and bounded my stair,
Announcing with a shout my new crash bars were there;
Just in time for your ride he said with a wink,
Now put them on quick, don’t take time to think
And then he left my gift there on my porch
Fired up the Trophy, the tires did scorch
The burn marks were all down my street
Because Saint Nicholas had deadlines to meet,
But I heard him exclaim, ere he rode out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2014, 06:02:47 am by w8d4it »
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Re: With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 03:11:23 am »
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Re: With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 05:51:02 am »
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Re: With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 06:24:01 am »
Very well done...
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Re: With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 08:48:07 am »
Hats Off David, excellent  :047: :047: :047: :047: :821:
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Re: With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 09:42:57 am »
Priceless

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Re: With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 12:10:11 pm »
Excellent!! :047: :047: :047: :047:

Merry Christmas to all my Trophy riding forum friends.

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Re: With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 12:39:58 pm »
Well, that's cheered me up no end.   Well Done.  :020: Happy Christmas to all and safe riding in 2015.

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