For My Students on the Day Before Christmas Vacation

I didn’t have time to write a poem for you.
I just couldn’t come up with anything new.
A Christmas poem sure would have been nice,
About Santa Claus and elves and snow and ice.
But I just can’t think of a rhyme for snow.
These things don’t write themselves, you know.
So I offer my apologies, and wish you good cheer.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!