The Day Before Christmas

Title:  The Day Before Christmas

Author:  Ster Julie

Genre:  Poem

Codes: S/Mc

Rating:  PG

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A/N:  This is a Spiced Peaches sequel to Mail Call, found on my site at




'Twas the day before Christmas

And all through the ship

Half the crew again pouted

With big lower lips.


Another mail strike

On Triacus 3

Stopped holiday mail

Arriving from Sector 3.


Leonard was frantic.

Spock's gift should have been in port.

What could Doc do

When time was so short?


Len looked at his stash

Of bottles and flasks,

But they wouldn't do.

Spock never got smashed.


Leonard fretted and fretted.

He paced and he cursed.

But that only served

To make matters worse.


Their date was at midnight.

It was now 23:55.

With panic Len realized that Spock

Was soon to arrive.

Doc snapped his fingers

With a sudden insight.

Spock would  have a gift

To unwrap that night.


Leonard rummaged around

In his decorating box,


Then stripped down to nothing

(except for his socks).


Around went the wrapping.

He placed it just so,

Then topped it all off

With a very big bow.


Len threw on a robe

As Spock walked down the hall.

It was sure to be a good night.

Merry Christmas to all!





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