Christmas In July
Twas July before Christmas, and all through the fort
Many pilot were stirring, with time growing short
To prepare for their mission to find Christmas Cheer
In the middle of summer-- why wait a full year?
The leader, PQ, told them "Let it be known
That if even one ship on this eve should be flown
Without baubles or tinsel, then the missions a failure!"
So DC wrapped up Skywarp from stem to derailleur.
And while each pilot scurried, adorning their ship,
Threespeed was trimming a tree for the trip!
Soon everyone was prepared to depart,
Their plasma casings full, as well as their hearts.
So with Shadowcat navi and Punchy the tail--
And everyone wondering what the night would entail--
PQ gave the order, so up! up! and away!
The fleet flew out merrily from the launchbay!
On Swamp Thing and Strangelove, Cloudbuster and Trinity,
Compliance, Iridium, Pestilence, Chastity--
The pilots brought merriment, truly heartfelt
To the Food as they flew to the Charles asteroid belt.
Once they arrived at their esplanade spot
They piled up presents for a great yankee swap,
Then they geared up for games: first they played "Kick the Claus"
And each punt of ol' Santa was met with applause.
Then a mischievous twinkle in Pastry Queen's eye,
The kind that said something intriguing was nigh--
Then suddenly snow! A great pile of snow!
So the next game was "Snowball fight-- ready, set, go!"
After games they sang carols and ate Christmas treats,
And then there was just one task left to complete:
So everyone gathered around for a knighting
Three cheers, Cotton Candy! It was very exciting.
The shore leave was over, so all saddled up
For more cheery flying and more crushing cups.
Through the long winding backstreets of Old Cambridgeport
They flew up and down, and then back to the fort.
Thus a rousing success was this holiday flight:
Merry Christmas to all, this July Saturnight!