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Christmas time

Nightgowns on at 9:01
Adrenal induced delerium
Santa’s journey has surly begun
To our beds, we were a scurrying

Closed eyes, at 9:05
But sleep would not come easy
We’d twist and turn, side to side
At least til 5 past 3

Then somewhere before, 3:44
Sleep would come, by chance
Til little sis would creep through the door
Ready to sneak a glance

Prowling the stairs, side by side
And past the grandfather clock
Which, by now, was reading 4:55
Five ticks before each tock 

Around the bin and into the den
Stood our sparkling 8 foot tree
Palms were there, to catch our chins
We’d gaze til 5:03

Up the stairs, new teddy bear
Little sister, close behind
Sound asleep, to prepare 
For the alarm at 6:59

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 12/25/2017 4:33:00 PM
Wonderful memories, Anna, and conveyed with such care and creativity ... this brought back magical times with my siblings over the years, the Christmas treasure that I take out and polish from time-to-time, when my spirit is weary or my yearnings bare. Wonderful piece, and I'm adding to my favorites. Blessings to you and yours!
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Date: 12/11/2017 11:35:00 AM
Fantastic write! Really enjoyed this one. I love when I can "feel" a poem like this.
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Date: 12/7/2017 1:01:00 AM
Wow family Christmas time related superbly well in rhyming. Enjoyed reading thus exotic lovely poem. Merry xmas in advance. Plz do comment review my latest poem too.
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Date: 12/6/2017 7:37:00 PM
I tried to sneak a peek as well, Anna, thanks for the memory. Enjoyed your poem. John
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Date: 12/6/2017 11:45:00 AM
So much excitement at Christmas time! Cute!
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Date: 12/6/2017 10:05:00 AM
Great memories, we tried to stay up too...never could make it
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Date: 12/6/2017 9:26:00 AM
Sweet Christmas memories Anna...enjoyed my friend...god bless and happy holidays...^WW^
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Date: 12/6/2017 7:58:00 AM
- A sleepless night ... a lovely poem, Anna - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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