‘Twas The Night

I have a need to post this poem I adapted (mangled) in 2013.  It’s my favorite for obvious reasons.   Yes…I plan to post it every year.  So, for the fourth time…



 ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the villa,
not a creature was stirring, not even Godzilla (couldn’t think of another rhyme)

When, what to my wondering eyes should I hear, (I take liberties)
but a song and three Boys, not tiny, but Dear! (lots of liberties)

I saw Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio too,
up to my rooftop, to my living room they flew!

They were dressed all in Armani, from their head to their foot,
but their clothes were all tarnished, with ashes and soot.

A bundle of love they had in their pack,
and they looked just like heaven, when I calmly stared back!

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! (that really is a line!)
Piero’s glasses were there, the color of cherry! (that one’s not)

Gian said not a word but went straight to his work
and filled all my dreams with songs and a perk!

He’d left me Ignazio all covered with bows
and giving a nod up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his Fiat, to Piero gave a whistle,
and away they both flew, like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim as they drove out of site,
“Happy Christmas to all, I hope Marie doesn’t bite!”



20 thoughts on “‘Twas The Night”

  1. Marie, how nice but also a poet you are.
    Excuse but it is a poem or wish list?
    Attentive Ignazio, Maria does not bite ….. but will eat you with kisses !!

  2. Thanks Marie for reminding us all how lucky we are to have discovered our boys. Merry Christmas to all Il Volovers and of course to the boys themselves

  3. This is always refreshing! Merry Christmas to all of you and a happy and healthy New Year! Cheers to ILVOLO…💕🎶🎄🎅🙋

  4. Merry Christmas to all my ilvolvers friends. My daughter and I will have dinner together tomorrow. We are all we have left of our family so we will enjoy each other’s company Joanie G

  5. An excellent poem for us and our guys, fun and clever as always… MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and our entire family here on the FLIGHT CREW..

  6. Very clever, Marie. What visuals, indeed!
    As if I was standing there with you, but I wouldn’t be calm.
    I wish everyone great Holidays!!

  7. I love your story Marie oh that it would someday come true I guess we can all dream have a Merry Christmas Marie and everyone else out there in Flight Crew World.

  8. Now you see what I missed is seeing each of them sit on Santa’s lap and hear about the naughty and nice bit. Always liked this poem.

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