Ode to Ruth

  • Sun Dec 23rd, 2018 9:26am
  • Life

Many are aware of Ruth’s antics after the Seahawks lose, so in keeping with the Christmas spirit of giving and even though Ruth “dislikes” the Hawks, I have written the following and dedicate it to her. Ruth is a wonderful person and just has that one little problem …

Ode to Ruth

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the west,

The Seahawks were playing, they were playing their best;

The stockings were hung by the big screen with care,

In hopes that Russell Wilson would throw passes with flair;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of them sleeping all night danced in my head;

With mother in her Seahawks jersey and me in my NFL cap,

We settled in to watch the game, the cat in my lap,

When out on the street I heard such a clatter,

I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.

Away to the window, I flew like a flash,

The cat went a-flying, with a mighty big crash.

I threw open the door and what did I see?

By golly, by golly … it was Ruthy!

She was riding her ATV dressed in 49er’s Gear,

And was that Frankie Valli, that I hear?

The music was blasting she was singing along,

But the game wasn’t over yet it was too early for a song!

And then in a twinkle, I heard something in the air,

It was handfuls of candy she was throwing there!

A wink of her eye and a twist of her head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

She spoke not a word, just kept singing away,

And filled all the stockings, it was time for the first play!

She then sprang to her ATV and gave a big whistle,

And off she went like the down of a thistle,

But I heard her exclaim as she drove out of sight,

“I might be back later if the Seahawks lose tonight!”

Merry Christmas to all! Especially Ruth!!

Christi Baron

Editor