Today is a day with some great choices. Never being one for liking too many choices.. let’s celebrate all three in a way and still keep it in the season? So how about a poem for Gingerbread House Day, National Poinsettia Day and National Ding A Ling Day? That’s right.. Chuck Berry’s song earned a day.
Kitchen Table Top Theology by Michael Romani In these modern days predisposed to doom and gloom It was time to turn off the TV in the other room Gather the girls close together we something to do Something that just might brighten up their view With the snow falling down, they'd grown a bit bored And needed a little cheer to have their spirits restored Choosing to listen to some other music than Christmas tunes It had stayed on too long after coming on way too soon We listened to an oldie station that played Chuck Berry Listening to My Ding A Ling and thinking how dare he When we looked it up in an Urban online dictionary And learned it had to do with the day phones were rotary Trying hard to get the frosting flowing together To assemble the walls of the gingerbread house better We managed to put it off dressed in matching sweaters When my youngest stared off at the red Poinsettia This turned to trivia like how it was also the Christmas Star And how the five points were much like King David's Star And led to some fine nuances of kitchen table theology With those interesting tidbits to Christmas divinity It seems that gingerbread houses are a holy bread And that Bethlehem translated was House of Bread There was a correlation or so it seems it's said Both girls grinned as that spun their heads Until finally the house was completed with candy top The time had come with a smile for our family to stop As for myself, I could not nor will I ever not smile As I think of that Christmas Eve spent in such sweet style (c) December 12, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved