Our town's Christmas parade.
Tis sometime before Christmas and all ‘round the block
the New Springfield Parade makes the good people talk
‘bout the reds and the greens they see year after year
at this festive event everyone finds so dear.
There are wagons with packages bound for good deed;
some are strictly mechanical, some use a steed.
Marching bands fill the air with a glorious sound,
and when they pass by me, I am glad I’m around.
Santa wears his red suit and his long whiskers white;
clowns with red noses, pale skin provide pure delight.
Bouncy cheerleaders make for an added event,
and I can’t help but think they are all Heaven sent.
There’s a time capsule sitting along side the route
with things locked from the 70’s, or there about.
I believe the time capsule is most apropos
because somebody stored holly and mistletoe.
As some horses prance gladly, they offer a neigh
while officials make sure we are not in the way.
Children wave at St. Nick and the elves dressed in green--
for December, a colorful, dynamic scene!
Coming past us, a beautiful white Cadillac
with a man looking like Johnny Cash wearing black.
But whoever he is, as the stars all align,
the portrayal in this parade seems to be fine.
Floats amaze as they pass with no wheels, seemingly;
even Frosty the Snowman fits in, to a tee.
Good old Frosty is kept in a bucket of ice
because here in Ohio the climate is nice.
Yet despite mild temperatures and lack of rime,
the New Springfield Parade gives the folks a good time
due to images honoring one special birth;
it’s the wish for good tidings and peace on this Earth.
Writer’s Cramp Winner