Subject: Ebeneezer and the Bee's Knees
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Fri Dec 18, 1998 at 10:21AM

A week till Christmas and Scrooge's metamorphosis

As The Bee's Knees got bigger, so the eagle unnests
Little Timmy will be carried upon his Dad's shoulders
And some folks in the Middle East will never get older

Dickens crafted a magic tale in a candlelit drafty attic
And bombers fly in tomahawk missiles on a crafty "Nick"
Who pretends he's not affected by all of the sanctions
Sending cohorts to tv-news-magazines to prompt action

So now the downtrodden, lack-luster, would-be martyr
Can appeal to his friends, indicating it's so much harder
To keep his head above water when constantly negated
By a country's leader whose own hot water is now belated

As Ebeneezer plays out his song on stages all around the world
While a rogue spins his tale of so much hardship now hurled ...
And photographers are video-taped snapping pics of the infirmed
As we look on wondering when all this lunacy will be confirmed

- Tristram

(c) Christopher W. Thomas
10:15am Friday Dec. 18th, 1998