as centuries pass we celebrate

a story young and old

a party, dance, a dream come true

the audience is told

a toy reveals its treasure

through a young girl’s reverie

a land of sweets and swept up feet

for all the world to see

the minds of clever men combined

to emanate such joy

you’d never think the plot relied

on such a simple toy

while dolls and books and trumpets

buy a momentary smile

Nutcracker transforms a night

makes dreaming so worthwhile.

 — by a restless Snowflake, Boston, MA 5am

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