Twas the Vegetarian Night before ChristmasTweet
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house,
a young girl was stirring, and cooking with her spouse.
The organic ingredients were chosen with care,
as these two individuals were a very health conscious pair.
As they sliced their bell peppers, beets, and banana bread,
visions of a vegetarian dinner danced in their heads.
And with olives and tomatoes sliced for cabbage wraps,
they continued to download recipes from a handy vegan app.
When out on the lawn arose such a clatter,
carnivores questioned the meal, and asked “What’s the matter.”
And although tired of all the backlash,
the veggie couple took the chance to educate and not be brash.
“You see,” said the couple, completely in the know,
“vegetarianism makes your overall health grow.”
They continued to go on, completely sincere,
“it can help you stay cancer free, and keep your arteries clear.”
While some heard the message and dismissed it real quick,
others listened intently, while something went “click.”
These people who were interested, in all the couple’s claims,
decided they would consider getting into the vegetarian game.
So many sat down to a table with veggie fixens,
for most it was their first holiday meal without meat mixed in.
But most found the meal not bad, not bad at all,
actually some thought they could do this for the long haul.
As the meal and conversation continued to fly,
they all remembered Saint Nicholas soon would be by.
So they put out vegan cookies with soy milk too,
they knew this healthy combo would ensure Santa would come through.
And then in an instant, we all heard on the roof,
the prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As we put down our vegan egg nog and all turned around,
down the chimney the jolly man came without a sound.
Just as we expected he was covered in soot,
but to our surprise, he looked different from head to foot.
Instead of a round belly, he had almost a six pack,
it was clear he had been cutting back on all the junky snacks.
“Like my new look,” the man in red said so merry,
“I’m on a new diet – no meat or dairy.”
“And I’m exercising more, to get in shape you know,”
“It has done wonders for my energy, and now my health far exceeds so-so.”
Then he smiled at us all with his pearly white teeth,
as he opened his bag of presents beneath our festive wreath.
St Nick began to pass out yummy gifts–of course nothing artificial,
he wanted all of our present this year to be beneficial.
Someone received a Whole Foods card from the elf,
another a bottle of b12 vitamins, all for himself.
I myself received a large loaf of sprouted bread,
we all couldn’t help but wonder what else he had in his sled.
He gave a great nod once he finished his work,
then took a drink of the soy milk, before he turned with a jerk.
And then laying a finger aside of his nose,
we were all in amazement when up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
and away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Switch to Veggies all, and have a healthier life.”
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