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A Christmas poem for you …

Monday, December 16th, 2013

One of my co-workers wrote this fantastic poem and asked me to share it with all of you.  Merry Christmas to each of you and may the New Year bring you precious memories of joy, peace, and laughter to last a lifetime.



“The Sky Angel”


T’was the night before Christmas,
And all through the plane
Most were civil, but some seemed insane
While boarding they struggled till all bins were filled
“Cabin Secure” and the agent was thrilled
Pre-departures in First Class were quickly downed
And, now we were ready to get off the ground
The holiday demo brought laughs and smiles
While we, the Flight Attendants, stood in the aisles
“You must buckle up, but you CAN stay plugged in”…
We reminded the passengers as they noticed our grin
Take off ensued and the service began
And everyone ordered their “vodka and cran”
The holiday cheer was in full swing…
When all of a sudden, we heard “ding, ding”…
The pilots, it seemed, had a special request
And we agreed to give it our best
They told us all window shades had to be shut
Something was outside, but they couldn’t say what
It’s red with bells, they told us with fear
And it will alarm the passengers to see it so near!
So, over the P.A. we made our plea…
Too late, it seemed, it wasn’t to be…
A squeal rang forth from a child whose face…
Was up against his window, frozen in place
“Mommy, Daddy, look what I see…
Santa Claus just winked at me!”
Those on devices didn’t notice a thing
But the child who’d seen him started to sing…
“You better watch out, you better not cry…
You better not pout, I’m telling you why…”
Quieted quickly by his Mom and his Dad,
The pilots called back, but the connection was bad
“Tell the people to un-plug for a minute…
We’ve gotten a message with some mystery in it!”
It says our passenger list was wrong…
And, everyone needs to hear this song…
Something about being naughty or nice
And he doesn’t want to check it twice
We’ll call the S.O.C. and ask what’s this about?
We might be re-scheduled, but please don’t pout…”
“Standby” they said, and we hung up our phones…
And continued to serve, hearing nothing but groans
“Unplug my device? Turn everything off?”
“What airline IS this?” they asked with a scoff
“Well, this is DELTA, the best in the sky”
Echoed the chorus of our simple reply
The cabin was suddenly filled with light
“Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!”
The voice from outside was heard by all,
And, the pilots didn’t need to complete that call!

Sue Hillestad