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The Lights of Christmas

I ran a string of lights across my roof they twinkled very nicely,
So I wrapped some trees out in the back, six of them precisely.

I hung a snowflake made of light in each window of my house,
My friends were filled with Yuletide cheer I even lit up my spouse.

The bushes got draped in lights like a wonderland in winter,
Then I ran a long strand around the deck until I got a splinter.

I framed each window of my house with a string of sparkling light,
They certainly bring a cheerful glow to my neighborhood at night.

I have an inflatable manger scene spotlighted in my front yard,
With a sleigh for Santa and his reindeer it looks like a Christmas card.

My mailbox is a candy cane with red lights twisted around,
When opened it plays a song that says Santa is coming to town.

Next to the chimney I’ve hung a sign that says “Santa this way please.”
I’ve got it lit with floodlights that I’ve hung from the tops of the trees.

I’ve rented a surplus searchlight that I’ve rigged with a Santa signal,
It scours the clouds above my house looking for old Kris Cringle.

I’ve lined the drive with lights to direct Santa to my yard,
I borrowed them from the landing strip of the Ohio National Guard.

Now when I turn the lights on at night the neighbors stand and shout,
Because my display is so darned bright it makes the streets lights all go out.

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  1. Date: 11/29/2011 11:30:00 AM
    Love the humor in this easy to read piece. Terrific writing.

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 8:02:00 AM
    ha! loved your journey through decorating for xmas, especially the lighting up your spouse and the landing strip. clever :)

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 12:49:00 AM
    Hey Tony, I'm glad I won't be getting your electricity bill!!. thanks for the smiles you spread around...cheers Margaret

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 2:06:00 PM
    ummm, Tony, you prob know this but will write anyway. Am barfin' at content, satisfied with literary excellence, and laughin' 'cause I know better. Yep, know ya know ~N

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/26/2011 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fat guys with beards are big this time of year. People will ask to sit on my lap. Do you really think I giving that up?
    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/26/2011 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heheheehe, hahahaaha, hohohohho!
  1. Date: 11/26/2011 7:55:00 AM
    Reminds me of a comedy...but my, this is no easy write. Good work

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 7:39:00 AM
    You are one bright neighbor...National Lampoon Style! ha ha. ....Needs more cow bell!!! lol. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 7:27:00 AM
    cute poem, Tony, I really enjoyed reading it. Hugs, catie :)