Sunday, December 23, 2007

Twas the Night before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
The adults were all stirring, especially the spouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that Sarah wouldn't sneak down the stair;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of pricey toys danced through their heads;

With I in my PJ's and Scott oh so tired
We settled down to "some assembly required";

When out on the lawn their arose such a clatter
We sprang from assembling to see what was the matter;

The moon on the breast of the drought stricken grass
Showed a plastic Santa who'd fallen down on his...bum;

When what to our wondering eyes should appear
But a generous neighbor sharing with us a beer;

With a twist of his wrist, so lively and quick,
We knew in a moment this might do the trick;

More rapid then eagles the box of tools came
As we whistled, and shouted and called them by name;

Now, Scissors! Now, pliers! Now nails and a screw!
On, rivet! On drill bit!, On epoxy and glue!

To affix Part A to Part B makes the side wall!
Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!

A wink of Scott's eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

We spoke not a word, but kept right at our work,
We finished toy assembly; then turned with a jerk,

And giving a toast as we finished our brew,
We happily deemed our job to be through;

As we climbed into bed, outside was a jingle,
Could it be Santa or maybe Chris Kringle?

We heard him exclaim, even if he wasn't in sight,
Happy Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Lots of Love and Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Mike Teems said...

LOVED THE POEM!! It made me smile big. Thanks!! Happy Holidays!! :o)