My Christmas Gifts

To Cape Codders both good and bad
Our version of the classic Christmas story by Clement Moore.

Twas the night before Christmas, and here on Cape Cod,

It's the time to "pull legs" with the gentlest prod.

To my fellow eCapers who labor so prodigious,
A great Christmas dinner, while your spouse does the dishes.

To Maggie Kulbokas, the best
of the best -
Our editorial whirling Dervish,
a full night of rest.

To our great, loyal bloggers who offer their "2-cents".
A lot of new readers, all with positive comments.

To our thousands of readers whether in sackcloth or dirndl,
An e-reader to read us, like an Amazon Kindle.

Kudos for our friends at
Masonic Angel Fund,
And a thousand new PCs - no make that a thousand and one.

To Cape Cod's politicos who next year seek our vote,
May you all get reelected (hey, that's just a joke).

To ex-Rep. Bill Delahunt, best gone and forgot,
Like Henri Rauschenbach, a monopoly with Pot.

For Senator Dan Wolf, so bright and so witty,
A favorable decision from the Ethics Committee.

To Rep Sarah Peake (we know she's been waiting),
A full-color copy of her despised Town Hall painting.

To Congressman Keating, we're a really big fan,
A successful endeavor to redo FEMA's plan.

To Democrats here as they drift more to the right,
A new name for their party - GOP sounds about right.

And to Cape Cod's Republicans as they fade out of sight,
It was fun while it lasted, sleep well and good night.

To the Oceanic heroes in Woods Hole, Cape Cod,
A thousand new fishes - every one of them odd.

To Jim Gordon at Cape Wind, as he heads for the wire,
No more opposition, and another big buyer.

New owners for Zooquarium before the ice thaw,
How about a buyer like the folks at IFAW.

To Cape Cod itself, a new canal bridge,
But while crossing it, try not to be hidged.

To Wampanoags in Mashpee, the end to their grievin'
A big new casino and a chance to get even.

To their cousins in Aquinnah, a gaming-less town,
Peaceful co-existences to the rest of Vineyard's towns.

A farewell to Cape View after its decade long fight,
Thanks for the effort, “good luck and good night”.

To our friends at the Times may their pay-wall be secure,
And kids start to read newspapers, this year for sure.

To the folks at Cape's weeklies, from Carol Dumas to Mike Bailey,
Continue your habit of scooping the daily.

To the gang at the Globe, the end of its groaner,
Now that Red Sox' John Henry has become its new owner.

Now I'll spring from my PC with a wave and a whistle,
And fly off to cyberspace like an erratic missile,

And hear me exclaim ere I fade out of sight,
"HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!"


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