Thursday, December 27, 2007

South Puget Sounds



The wet of the pavement is slick on your feet
And the feel of a warm hearth at home is a treat.
The Almonds not Roca without Haley or Brown,
And tongue thrilling Cupcakes are helloing downtown.

Our Yuletide displays offer eyefuls each December.
The Zoolights bring dazzling images to remember.
The Harmon pumps out the aroma of hops for what ales you.
Three dollar steaks add to the holiday scents that regale you.

Yes, Tacoma, your season of senses abounds,
So listen and enjoy the South Puget Sounds.

The hum of “The Link”, and the Santarchy’s yelling,
The crowd singing loud to “The Bash”, Jingle Belling,
The auctioneers cry at the Festival of Trees,
The Mouse King at Nutcracker cries, “Who moved my cheese?”

The slush of the snow does not come from the ground,
But inside of TAM’s Snowbound is where it is found.
The Don’t Walk or Walk noise on 13th and Pacific
Gives way to the clinking of dishes terrific.

Hardly a sound comes from the Ms. L. Toe mall
because it's online, so the keystrokes are all.
But the others are packed with the holiday shoppers
like The Crossing or Tacoma for all you mall stoppers.

Yes, Tacoma, your season of senses abounds
So listen and enjoy the South Puget Sounds.

The wise people of bloggers are using their voices
to shout to the rafters our downtown development choices.
We’re proud of our city we will not defer
our civic call to, quite frankly, an incensed murmur.

So ring in the New Year and sing out the old,
with a voice that is gritty from fighting a cold.
This town is not one to except status quo,
Enjoy each bright light from the Port’s glow.

Feel the holiday spirit through the smells, tastes and sights
That comes from the foods and the drinks and the lights.
Yes, Tacoma, your season of senses abounds,
And keep your ears perked for the South Puget Sounds.

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The above image was cropped from one of the www.komotv.com pages featuring zoolights, though no photog credit was available.

The above ode was the consequence of a fun and strictly non-mandatory task our little writers group was assigned. I would be remiss in not including a little ditty by www.mining-silver.com's very own Mary Lloyd.

I-5 Santa
By Mary Lloyd…to the tune of “Santa Baby”

Santa Baby, we really need some roads and a bridge—or two,
So cars and trucks and ambulances can get through.
Send us transportation tonight.

Santa Baby, it really is a crawl to the mall and all
It makes us wonder if we want to go at all.
Send us transportation tonight,

Please don’t say it would be a plus
If all of us just simply learned to ride the bus.
That won’t work and we all know why
Until it goes where we go, we won’t even try.

Santa Baby, we really need some roads and a bridge—or two
So cars and trucks and ambulances can get through.
Send us transportation tonight.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop it already! You will have all of Seattle wanting to move here!

Anonymous said...

The Easter Bunny is going to be expecting the same deference. What rhymes with "chocolate"?