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This poem, was literally, inspired by a dream I had a couple weeks ago:

The Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the place
not a CSN member was stirring, not even Ratface. 
Our hopes were all hung on every PET and Cat Scan
In hopes that N-E-D, soon would be there. 

Shelley & Skiffin were nestled all snug in their bed
While visions of grouper danced round John's head. 
And Nizzy in his lambie jammies, and I in my sweats,
Had just settled down for a long winter's rest. 

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, 
Pattyanny sprang from her bed to see what's the matter. 
But Rozaroo already there, she flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the "SASH". 

The moon did glisten on the new fallen snow,
Glenna said it gave lustre to the objects below. 
When, what to all our wondering eyes should appear,
A PT Cruiser, Kent Cass driving, and spreading good cheer. 

Like a clown car they were, all packed in there, thick
All CSN members, getting out quick. 
More rapid than gunfire, by dozens they came
Kent whistled, and shouted, and called some by name!

"There's Hawvet! Jan, Stacey!  Pumakitty and Myka!
John V G! Ray, Marine! Soccerfreaks and Mixleader!
To the top of the porch!  Knock on the door! 
Now dash out of my Cruiser!  Dash away all!"

They just kept coming, into the house they poured. 
People, met with many obstacles, yet they still soared. 
Victors over cancer!  Into the house they flew
With arms full of food, and of course Ensure, too!

Then in a twinkling, I heard D Lewis say, 
"Look there's Nancy, and tons of biscotti on that tray!"
Pam, looked out the window, then drew in her head. 
She saw Green D and even more members coming she said.  

Big Fuzzy Doug in fur, from his head to his foot. 
Hal, Dr Mary, Goalie, and look, Kristyn Ruth!
A bundle of gifts, Tony B had flung on his back. 
Connie and Homer, like peddlers, had opened their pack.  

The Arndogs' eyes, how they twinkled! And Steve's were merry!
Roger's cheeks, like roses, Linda's nose, like a cherry!
"Come on into the warm house!", said Mr Hondo. 
"Sweetblood's going to cook, come in out the snow!" 

Denis T D was there with his new shiny teeth,
Smiled and presented to us all, a big wreath. 
Adventure Bob held the door open for Robinleigh and Joel. 
Brian, Mick, Denis, Joe- musicians jammin; those boys got soul. 

Mike brought a turkey, it was chubby and plump. 
I laughed when I saw all these people, Nizzy started to jump. 
In the blink of an eye, I was off to the fridge. 
With the gifts and stocked pantry, I had nothing to dread. 

I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work. 
Cooking up a storm,  Kimba and Mark thought I was berserk. 
Then more people came, the Buzz99s, Ingrid and Ed. 
Zinny May, Larry, Robert, two Rush's- all needed fed!

I sprang out of the kitchen with tons of food.  
Friends seated all around, and all in a good mood. 
We all ate, drank, and talked.  It was such a delight!
Happy Holiday Season to all, and to all a good night!

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Sorry, I couldn't mention everyone here, in that poem. I may have gotten about 50 or so in there, which is pretty good, I think. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season, with many blessings, for many years to come. You all mean very much to me. Raising my glass of milk, and making a toast, to each one of you. May your joys outweigh your sorrows. Cheers!

<3 Dawn & Nizzy, too. :)

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You always amaze me in what you do. I just wonder how long this took you to do.

Thanks for making our holidays even more special
Hondo

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I had a dream one night, that me, Nizzy, Shelley, John, Kali, Jazzy, Patty, Glenna, Roz all were in this big house on vacation eating dinner. When I woke up, I thought of this poem and a CSN holiday get together. I wrote it pretty quickly. Half on one day, the rest the next. Maybe three or four hours.

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I wish my brain could still work that way sometimes. These days I dream but can’t remember what I dream. Must be getting old….:+})

Beautiful picture of you and Nizzy

Thanks
Hondo

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Your poem is awesome. You have lots of imagination and you put it down very well. You should write a book :)

Sue

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Thank you for this posting. I have been reading posts for quite a while now without comments (someone else usually says it for me), but I really enjoyed your poem. It made my night after a difficult couple of days.

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Welcome snowdancer. Though your picture looks more like a sand dancer. :) Hoping your days get better.

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As Dawn said, "Welcome"....

Dawn, that wouldn't happen to be a beach house would it, LOL....

Or in honor of Finz and my favorite, Jimmy Buffett.."Beach House on the Moon"...

The poem turned out great, many additions since I first read it....excellent job.

JG

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Just another Welcome to H&N here on CSN, beautiful beach you are laying on my friend

Hondo

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Dawn, this is absolutely excellent. You have done a very good job on this and you should be proud. I'm sure that all of the H&N community will get a kick out of this and it's an excellent way to help lift the spirits. Thank you.

Have you also considered "The Twelve Days Of Christmas"?

Roger

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And now the seed has been planted in my little pea brain..... Lol. I will ruminate on that and see if something grows. :)

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Dawn, what a pleasure it has been to meet you (and others) on this message board. I live alone and have no parents alive and am an only child. This board has helped me so much on this journey.
Your holiday card is just the best!
Happy Holidays to all on here and hope Santa brings us all a NED!
Nancy

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Hi Nancy........are you a singer? Looks like it on your picture.
You are right this message board have awesome people in it.

Happy Holidays as well. Sue

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What a complete surprise. Just what I needed. One of my best Christmas presents. Thank you.

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Thank you Sweet! You are truly amazing! xoxoxo

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This is amazing. It absolutely made my day and my holidays. Thank you.

Happy holidays.

Myka

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Dawn, your talent never ceases to amaze me!!! Loved the poem, it made my day.

Happy holidays to you and Nizzy,
Glenna

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Ooooops, I liked it so much I double posted...lol

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That was the nicest Christmas card EVER!
Merry Christmas to you ALL..

PS..when are we meeting at the beach house?
Stacey

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As this wonderful community. The poem is but a key that only fits this lock which makes it so unique and special. Dawn that was way cool.

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Wonderful poem from a wonderful lady!

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Great..great..great

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What a good laugh and a smile you gave me, Dawn. I have just returned from dinner with a colleague at a big glitzy mall here in Beirut and found the place incredibly decorated yet rather soulless and mechanical in its shopping frenzy. And here I decided to check on my cyber-friends who are more real than those in the physical world. I think of you all as Dickens thought of the reformed Scrooge:

"It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!"

God knows, we know how much we genuinely have to be thankful for. Big cyber-hugs to all, Doug

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That was amazing and I enjoyed reading it. This is a great forum with a lot of special people.
Michelle

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Are you a poet who didn't know it?:) The 12 days of Christmas sounds like a good idea.

Thanks for lifting my spirits.

Merry Christmas
Debbie

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How terrific, now we have to have one of us muso's put it to music.

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Dawn; this is great... hadn't been on here for a few days and it was a lovely surprise. you are extremely talented !

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Thanks for giving us all a special gift at a time of year that's easy to take a totally different attitude about. While we all have faced incredible challenges that no one brought on themselves, I draw strength from what I read on CSN, after finding it just a few weeks ago. This is going to be a pivotal week for me, with two consultations about how to proceed after HBO apparently didn't heal my ORN. I have lots of great support around me, but it's also important to know I can be in touch with others in the same boat.

Mike

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I am so glad you guys enjoyed the poem. :)

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What a thoughtful thing to do. It's hard to believe how fast you were able to write it. That would have taken me all year!

Finding this forum has really helped me. Everyone is so very nice no matter how much they've been through.

Tommy

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I loved it. You've got yerself quite a talent there.

Happy Holidays to all and to all a NED night!

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Very creative dawn.

Merry Christmas to you and all here.

Mike

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Dawn,

This really made the morning. You are pretty talented. I hope you and Nizzy have a good day. I will PM you soon.

Lots of Love,

Kathy

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That is all I can say...WOW!!!

What an awesome poem... what an awesome dream!

You are so inspiring and talented!

Robin

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Excellent job Sweet, I'm surprised it only took two sessions to complete. I don't think I've heard anything like that since Hank Snow rattled through "I've Been Everywhere Man".
Super.

Hal

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Thanks again, you guys. I basically just changed up the Twas the Night Before Christmas poem that was already written.

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very cool, Dawn. The fact you are with us in our forum family truly is a blessing for all of us.

Believe

kcass

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Still new to this board, but by the response of
All the people here I can learn alot in what options I have
And all the advice is priceless.
The poem was great and you make everyone feel great,

God Bless each and everyone.

Newbie
Tonsil Dad

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Cheers to you Sweetblood,
Your love and thoughtfulness for this "family" is "out of bounds". All the best in the New Year. Josh r.

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You guys are very kind. Tonsil dad, sorry that you have need of this forum, but welcome. You will find very supportive and knowledgable folks here. They are really great.

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I guess there is a part of you we just never seen before I hope you can make one of these for Valentines because it is so like you SWEET

Hondo

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You rock !!! And Merry Christmas to you too Dawn!

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OMG, Dawn, you are so awesome. What a wonderful adaptation of the traditional Christmas poem. We all need a bit of cheer especially those who are going through treatment now. Merry Chirstmass and God bless you. Karen (and Buzz)

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Fabu poem - Merry Christmas and as Goalie so elgantly quoted: "God bless us, every one".

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Tony, Karen and Buzz, and Pam. Thank you. It was fun to write. :)

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♩ ♪ ♫ ♬Twelve Things of Cancer That Were Such a Pain to Me♩ ♪ ♫ ♬:

Sound of that mask a-snapping,  

Puking my guts up... 

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Dry mouth a-stickin'....

Nine months of mucus...♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

...♩ ♪ ♫ ♬.  Eight hour surgery

...Daily shots of amifostine

Six weeks of radiation...♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Five cans of Nutren                      

...♩ ♪ ♫ ♬  Four pills a day
                   
Loss of taste                             

Two fluoride trays.....

And...A peg tube in my belly!  ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Maybe someone can come up with a funnier version of this song??

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OMG,Dawn.... I think you summed it up pretty nicely. Loved it.

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How funny, girl you need to copy right both of those.
Bless yo for bringing joy to others.

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How funny, girl you need to copy right both of those.
Bless yo for bringing joy to others.

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I came across this post from Dawn this morning, while looking for Kent's connection to his Red PT Cruiser....

Thought it would be a good little bumpity bump.

JG

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Thanks John! I smiled all thru your poem, Sweet...good job.

p

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