‘Twas a week before Christmas and all around the AFRO,
All the editors were scurrying to get the paper ready to go.

The stories had been edited and sent to Production with care,
With hopes that fresh printed copies soon would be there.

The reporters were working their next stories with care,
In hopes that if they finished quickly, some days off would be there.

When all of a sudden there came such a ruckus,
Everybody in the newsroom wondered what was among us!

Through the door came a source with late breaking news,
The kind that was likely to draw mad Afro.com page views.

Seems children walking on Charles Street had spied
A Black Santa and eight reindeer and when they waved, St. Nick skied!

“On, Dasher! On, Dancer! On, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! On, Cupid! On Donder and Blitzen!

To the top of the building! To the end of the street!

You dash away quickly while these pictures I tweet!

Avis Thomas-Lester, Circa 12/17/2013

Avis Thomas-Lester

AFRO Executive Editor