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The night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and I’ve gone and broken my big toe, I slipped and fell and injured it, in the freshly fallen snow! I was carrying the Christmas tree, the one that set alight Though the chap in the hardware store swore the lights would be alright!! I’d gone to get some batteries, triple A, I was assured, By the chap at the hardware store, whose knowledge I applaud, But my smoke alarm is double A, and so it didn’t work, When the Christmas tree set on fire and my wife called me a jerk! But you haven’t heard the worst of it, I almost dare not tell, Because all of the Christmas presents, set alight as well. You see we keep to our tradition, put the gifts under the tree And to add insult to injury was the vicinity of our settee. The only saving grace was that our tv did not perish, So I’m sat upon the floor, at least I’ve got the films to relish, With remote safely in hand I search the films I most desire, But the message on the screen says ‘your subscription has expired!’ The Night Before 2 Poetry Contest Date. : 4th December 2019 Sponsor. : Joseph May

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Date: 12/14/2019 8:53:00 PM
An amusing ending to a Christmas gone awry..Congrats on your win Ronald
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/15/2019 3:26:00 AM
I’m honoured to have received a 1st placement in your competition. Pleased you enjoyed the poem. Many thanks....Ron:)
Date: 12/14/2019 6:25:00 PM
Congratulations Ron on your top placement, a very cute and fun poem!
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Date: 12/15/2019 3:25:00 AM
Thanks Tania. Best wishes...Ron x
Date: 12/14/2019 1:29:00 PM
Boy did this Christmas go badly. Sometimes best laid plans just blow up! I love this clever poem Ronald! Congratulations on your 1st place win! Mele Kalikimaka! : )
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/14/2019 3:06:00 PM
Very kind of you to comment. It is true that the best laid plans sometimes blow up in your face!! Best wishes..Ron :)
Date: 12/14/2019 1:20:00 PM
Talk about a rough night. A fun read, Ronald. Congrats on your top win.
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Date: 12/14/2019 3:03:00 PM
Thank you so much..Best regards....Ron :)
Date: 12/14/2019 12:51:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem Ronald
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/14/2019 1:20:00 PM
Thank you Gregory. Much appreciated my friend..Ron :)
Date: 12/4/2019 2:28:00 PM
Hey, Xmas day has only way to go: UP! LOL. Thanks, Ron. ~ gw
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/4/2019 2:29:00 PM
That is certainly one way of looking at it!! Best...Ron
Date: 12/4/2019 1:21:00 PM
So someone not only git coal in their stocking but in the entire living room. : ) This was fun Ron, kind of sad about the TV though...
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Date: 12/4/2019 1:22:00 PM
Agree the TV is the real nightmare!! Thanks Chris..Ron :)