The News Bulletin will publish columnist Ian Thorpe's annual Christmas poem in our Dec. 23 issue.

The News Bulletin will publish columnist Ian Thorpe's annual Christmas poem in our Dec. 23 issue.

Christmas poem coming next week

’Twas 10 days till Christmas, and readers felt woe; the Thursday sports section was only so-so.

’Twas 10 days till Christmas,And readers felt woe;The Thursday sports sectionWas only so-so.

’Cause hockey and hoopsJust can’t quench readers’ thirst;The Thorpe Report columnIs what they crave first.

I can’t say I blame them –I love Ian’s writing;His themes are important,His topics, exciting.

He pens awesome columns!He’s written some beauties!He’s even OKAt his city hall duties!

So Bulletin readers,I beg you, don’t hate us –The Thorpe Report columnIs just on hiatus.

Next week Ian’s backWith a yuletide tradition:The Thorpe ReportChristmas poem special edition.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com