In a superunusual year like this, it’s reassuring to add some typical festive cheer to the cold December days. That’s why a typical Boerejongens Sinterklaas surprise came just at the right moment – especially when accompanied by a traditional two-page Sinterklaas poem full of compliments for your hard work. In full rhyme, obviously, as custom dictates. Although the original words of Saint Nicholas were in Dutch, we thought we’d share a brief English translation with you just for good measure…
The Boerejongens Sinterklaas Poem
Dear Boerejongens Farmer Boys & Girls
As I ride the Amsterdam streets once again
I find them empty of women and men
This desolate vibe is surely due
To the curious year that we’ve been through
Corona made us cover our mouth and nose
And coffeeshops nearly had to close
That would have ruined my birthday for sure
Because I like to keep my presents pure
So I can treat all the people to something nice
With a bit of Boerejongens sugar and spice
Whenever I visit (I’ve done this before)
My ship drops anchor at Boerejongens’ door
For some nice green herbs that I can share
With weed enthusiasts everywhere
This time though, it just wasn’t the same
The virus had changed the entire game
I had to wait in line outside
But through the windows, you couldn’t hide
How your hard work fogged the protective screens
While you sold all of those marvellous greens
Social distancing was well-observed
Yet the customers were not a bit unnerved
I found that, upon closer inspection
You got a difficult job done to perfection!
I take my red hat off to you for that;
I skinned one up, and it made me glad
To discover the taste was still delicious
And my high nearly made me suspicious:
How do you people manage to get
Such good results when the year is so bad?
You don’t need to tell me, but let me be clear
I’m deeply grateful for your efforts this year
So please accept this gift from Sinterklaas
And keep up the good work – you guys kick ass!
Sincerely, Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas.
On behalf of the whole Boerejongens crew, enjoy if you’re celebrtating Sinterklaas yourself this weekend!