In The Days Before Christmas 2015

By Stephen Fajen

In the days before Christmas we awoke with a jump
To find in first place was still Donald Trump
Now Carson was fading, with Cruz on the rise
While Bush and Christie couldn’t find size

Hilary’s campaign seemed to meander
While close behind crept up Bernie Sanders
Her emails were read and contained nothing new
And Angela Merkel became Time’s ingénue

Out in the dark ISIS made such a clatter
We forgot all our values to fix what was the matter
We escaped to the movies and forgot all our chores
And stood on line for the seventh Star Wars

We watched Rocky Seven called Creed in a fight
A pretty good movie, but not a Spotlight
Still Hunger Games Four was huge – oh boy
Yet I wish one was bigger, one called Joy

With a little old shove FIFAs Prez saw the door
But the bigger story was Carly’s four
Daniel Murphy and Mets looked just fine
Until Kansas City ended their climb

Now Kobe, now Spieth, on Brady renown
But American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown
With tears in our eyes Paris made clear
That ISIS would stay for more than a year

The Statue of Liberty let out a sob
When she heard what was said out loud from the mob
Kick the Mexicans out don’t let refugees in
Sadly she’s taking one on the chin

Still three years had passed and we still haven’t shook
The sadness and pain of Sandy Hook
Yet Congress won’t act they can’t get it done
To keep the crazies away from their bullets and guns

Then in a twinkling we got Caitlin from Bruce
At the same time that Letterman ran out of juice
Cosby however won’t go away
Though he fell from the pedestal and now he will pay

Unemployment went down to the number five
Yet the middle class is not feeling alive
With a bundle of worries they are voting with steam
Though most would rather awake from this dream

The ad biz saw a summer of change
As $30 billion dollars made agencies rearrange
What was the reason, was it Procurement’s tight belt
Or digital unease or something else felt

But a score of clients that went on a spree
Including the biggest – P&G
So data is up and fees are down
While kickbacks abound just out of town

What’s next we ask in all this turmoil
We have 2016 which we’ll try not to spoil
So speak not a word in anger and fear
Make 2016 a hell of a year

Spring to a sleigh and grab onto a star
Don’t let the bad things define who you are
With hours to go to still feel all right
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”