Monday December 17th was special for me

as I lunched with friends down by the sea

 

We ate and chatted with wondrous views

enjoying each other, dressed in vibrant hues

 

Presents were distributed at morning tea

stinky smelly stuff made us giggle with glee

 

All 43 agreed to celebrate seventeen

soda, beer or wine but no Jim Beam

 

Bus used but booze was in moderation

great company ensured animated conversation

 

We’d gathered today fully aware

that non believers stockings would be bare

 

With Brutus as our guide

for we know he’s never lied

 

We congregated on a different date

traditions should never be sedate!

 

How did you celebrate the seventeenth?