[Coladam] Festive Greetings

Erin Drushel e.drushel at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 15:39:32 CET 2013


Fantastic poem, Ron!!  Merry Christmas everyone!

Erin

On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM, Bob <rslopsema at gmail.com> wrote:
> AWESOME poetry Ron !!  AND to all my ADAM and ColecoVision friends out there
> in the snow; MERRY CHRISTMAS again I say !!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Mitchell
> Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 12:43 PM
> To: coladam at adamcon.org
> Cc: Jeff Mitchell
> Subject: [Coladam] Festive Greetings
>
> A Merry Christmas to all our friends in the ADAM community. May 2014 be full
> of good and positive for all.
>
> A small verse follows. Please be assured that I have no wish to kick eastern
> Canada while it's down ..... particularly Toronto.
>
>
> Most of this was written well before the nasty weather struck. Here's hoping
> y'all in the eastern United States and eastern Canada
> are making out ok. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
>
>
> Merry Merry Christmas
>
> Ron and Sue
>
> A Story of ADAM
> By Ron Mitchell
> (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)
>
> Several days before Christmas
> an Adam for sale
> Had been purchased on eBay
> And sent out by mail
>
> The buyer who hailed
> >From the land of Canucks
> Had bought the computer
> For two thousand bucks
>
> The seller, a dude
> >From the eastern mid-west
> Had received his full payment
> The part he liked best
>
> The box was on route
> from hither to yon
> And Canada Post
> Had their trackers turned on.
>
> The events which then followed
> Took all by surprise
> Those watching were speechless
> Disbelieving their eyes
>
> An aircraft, mid air,
> On approach to Toronto
> Had been stopped before landing
> And boarded quite pronto
>
> By a fat man in red
> That the papers would say
> Appeared with 8 reindeer
> And a giant red  sleigh
>
> The whole business witnessed
> By those on the ground
> All stood there quite frozen
> Not making a sound
>
> The fat man emerged
> from the plane’s cargo hold
> Clutching onto a parcel
> So the story is told
>
> With the Adam diverted
> In manner quite weird
> The sleigh and its crew
> Faded out, disappeared
>
> The multitude watching
> Could not trust their vision
> As the plane made a landing
> With routine precision
>
> Torontonians dumbfounded
> When word came their way
> That the Mayor of the city
> Had nothing to say
>
> The Post would report
> With a spin to the press
> That a box had gone missing
> And the whole sorry mess
>
> Was being looked into
> With policy in force
> No comment was offered
> Report in due course
>
> The buyer of ADAM
> Frustrated and mad
> No sign of his parcel
> He thought he’d been had
>
> All moaning and whining
> To those in control
> Was diverted and placed
> In the usual black hole
>
> Then Christmas arrived
> To the buyer’s dismay
> A parcel appeared by the tree
> On that day
>
> A note on the parcel,
> “May God rest your soul,
> Enjoy your old ADAM”
> Signed, Santa, North Pole.
>
>
>
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