Twas the night before Christmas, when all through both Houses
The creatures were trying to not look like louses
The bills were presented, each with good cause
Could they add their pork and still make them laws?
Some wanted those tax cuts for one and for all
While others were after the fat cats’ balls!
Will the rich get richer on the backs of the poor?
Do corporate bullies really deserve more?
The brave responders and gays who care...
Will they get justice and their fair share?
These women and men are there when when they're needed
Will their pleas of need be heeded?
They wrangled with issues and how they would look
What kind of legacy will go down in the books?
They thought hard about spending and the votes that they need
Could they accomplish all that and still do a good deed?
Obama rallied the troops to do their jobs
On Pelosi, McCain, and on Dodd!
To those on the left and those on the right
Get these bills passed, if it takes all night!
On Byden, on Boxer, on Reed
Do what we must to get done what we need
On all who work here on the hill
We need you all now to pass these bills.
Compromises were made, it’s the name of the game
Some things made it through, others cut – what a shame!
This is our system, the left and the right
Merry Christmas to all 'twas a damn good fight!
Copyright Mirah Riben, 2010. May be forwarded, copied and shared.