Here’s a little Xmas present for y’all! Feedback is welcome!!  Thanks, and have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Disclaimer: Paramount owns the toys, I just play with them. All things Star Trek belong to Paramount, not me. Though, if they did, I’d be very rich. Anyhoo, this lil poem is mine, so if you spread it around, keep my name and the disclaimer attached, ‘Kay? Thanks!

This is dedicated to LaurenBlues, one of my friends and fellow Parisites, who is spending Christmas in Hawaii this year. Lauren, I am so jealous!!

Santa in the Delta Quadrant
a parody of "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
by JoAnna Walsvik

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the ship
all the consoles were quiet with not even a blip.

The phasers were hung by the stations with care
with hopes that an intruder soon would be there.
The ensigns were nestled all snug in their beds
while visions of rank pips danced in their heads.

And Janeway in her chair and Chakotay in his
had just settled down for a long night shift,
when up from the viewscreen there rose such a clatter
they jumped up from their chairs to see what was the matter.

When what to their wondering eyes should appear
but a big red sleigh and eight tiny reindeer!
The sleigh was warp-capable, all shiny and bright
that gave Lieutenant Torres fits of delight.

The driver was clad in all white and red
and he pressed a big button attached to his sled.
A transporter beam shimmered and gleamed
as onto the bridge Santa Claus beamed.
He marched up to Janeway and said with a smile,

"I know you won’t be home for a while,
so I’m bringing your gifts to Voyager instead."
And suddenly, with a shake of his head,
Santa produced a large sack full of gifts
for all the crew on all the shifts.

For Janeway, a puppy with little brown spots,
Neelix was given brand-new cooking pots,
The doctor, an emitter to have as a spare,
Seven, a red and green catsuit to wear,
Chakotay, a pocket fire-starter kit,
(One that doesn’t need hair to be lit.)

B’Elanna was given new Engineering parts,
For Tom, a holodeck program with darts,
Harry, a book on how to date Seven,
(First dates are covered in Chapter Eleven.)

And Tuvok got a new meditation lamp.
Then with a grin Santa sped up the ramp.
With a jerk of his head and a wave of his hand,
the Shuttlebay was filled up with shuttles again!
The kitchen was stocked with Alpha Quad food,
(Santa knew Neelix’s cooking wasn’t that good,)

and presents had been transported to all of the crew.
But before they could even say a single, "Thank you!"
He pressed a button and said, "One to beam down."
Then to his sleigh Santa beamed with a bound.
He shouted as the sleigh warped out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"