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Tomorrow was Hearth's Warming, and all through the tree,
Not one creature stirred in that library.
The socks had been hung on the one fireplace,
In hopes that the princess would soon show her face.

In his bed sleeping sound was baby dragon Spike,
He was looking forward to tomorrow, the scaled little tyke.
Now I in my covers & Owlowiscious on his perch,
Both settled our brains from a day of research.

When out in the village a ruckus arose,
One that awoke me from my comfy doze.
I arose from my slumber and went to the window,
and looked out on the town that was covered in snow.

The moonlight gleamed bright on our quiet town,
All signs of yesterday the snowfall did drown.
When, what do my wondering eyes soon spy,
But a pure black sleigh pulled by eight pegasi!

The snow started swirling in a blinding typhoon,
And I knew it must be the princess of the moon.
Going into a dive they started their run,
With Luna now shouting the name of each one.

"On Flitter, on Chaser, on Soarin' and Surprise,
On Snowflake, on Rainbow, on Derpy and Blue Skies!
To the top of the branches, to the top of the leaves,
We must visit the house of everypony that believes!"

As she gave her blessings the group did proceed,
Flying low to the snow at a breakneck speed.
They came to my tree and began to ascend,
Complete with Luna and the toys her sister would send.

Though it seemed to take no longer than one sec,
I soon heard their hooves stomping out on my deck.
As I whirled around I saw her hop off her ride,
And grabbing her toys in my place she did stride.

She was dressed in her garb from her hoof to her head,
White fluffy trim with the rest velvet red.
A bundle of toys she'd suspended in the air,
And a smile crept up as she got ready to share.

Her eyes were like pools of the deepest shade of blue,
And only her mane could match that kind of hue.
She had a long face and was lacking her crown,
But her new red cap held even more renown.

Her smile had turned to a full-fledged grin,
And pulling out a ruby she prepared to begin.
She stifled her noise as she gingerly trotted,
Before making sure Spike received the gifts she'd allotted.

Her garb was quite silly and I muffled my laugh,
She was doing all this on the children's behalf.
We did not speak, but that was her choice,
The princess was not known for her softness of voice.

She filled up our socks as quiet as she could,
Before turning to face me right where I stood.
She looked me in the eyes and gave me a wink,
And I knew in that moment that we were in sync.

She flew out to her sleigh and motioned to her team,
And they began flying to keep up Luna's scheme.
But I heard her exclaim, as she prepared to leave,
"Cheers from your princess and merry Hearth's Warming Eve!"
The original has been my favorite rhyme for all time,

So to not do it justice would be seen as a crime.

Here's hoping you all enjoy my best,

Because here's one in which I put myself to the test.

If you want to see more of this different Saint Nick,

Check out this link to Sakatagintoki's pic!

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Calismono Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LittleSnowyOwl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconbwavoplz: Fantastic!
MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This was a fantastic pony spin on the original poem I grew up with. I like your version a lot. :3
godzgirl316 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great poem, I loved it! thanks for sharing your skill!
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thank you very much, Godzgirl three:sixteen,

Check out some of my others to break your routine!

I believe you will enjoy some others I've wrote,

And if you'd like your own rhyme just send me a note!
Infinitoa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn you're good. That's what I call a perfect poem, I read it with the rythm of Zecora and heard her voice in my head while doing it.

Now I know you're gonna answer with a poem,
Thanks in advance and please keep it goin' /)^3^(\
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thank you Infitoa, keep going I will,

And you should as well; you've got some great skill!

Merry Christmas to you and a happy new year,

Here's hoping you're able to partake in the cheer!
Karach0s Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Such a beautiful poem, but I was quite surprised,
to see the brash pegasi as the reindeer disguised. :D
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Well you see, it's a special time of the year,

They'll put aside their egos in order to spread cheer.

For this night alone Rainbow Dash will act humble,

Though if you ask her about it she'll certainly grumble.
Nik-Naks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
*slow clap*
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind applause,

I know you'd not clap if you didn't have cause.

Check out my rhymes of some of the episodes,

Hopefully you'll enjoy them before my novelty erodes!
MageCeleste Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wonderful! A Job very well done. :D
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you very much, my good MageCeleste,

I know that your compliment surely wasn't in jest.

Thanks for the watch, you'll get to see even more,

Provided my rhymes do not begin to bore!
MageCeleste Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Bore? Never!
ShadowsEspeon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! It's a whole new take on the classic Christmas tale. Very enjoyable! ^^
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thank you very much, my good Shadow,

I think this is my best, I'll have you know.

The style of this classic I hoped to replicate,

What better rhyme could I possibly emulate?

If you liked this one check some of my other stuff,

Hopefully you'll find them equally up to snuff!
ShadowsEspeon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. I'll keep a look out for more of your work. ^^
IndigoGiraffe11 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
That's amazing! I love it! :D
Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thanks for the compliment my good Giraffe,

Hopefully on this one I did not commit a gaffe.

It's Christmastime and on this I did fixate,

So I knew something similar I had to create!
IndigoGiraffe11 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
That was soo cool!
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