'Twas the Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas - the family knocked
on the door, then came in... man, I thought it was locked!
They brought me some décor, they think my house “sparse”,
Cos I desperately tried to cling on to some class,
They brought all the trimmings they thought I’d forget,
Great! Twenty-two things on each plate is no sweat!
They brought the kids candy canes just before bed,
No, you’re right, they’re are NOT hyped enough yet, I said,
They brought Aunty Val - hey no trouble at all!
She can sleep in my bed - I’ll just sleep on this stool!
They brought some opinions I don’t think I sought,
About how to do Christmas NEXT time - “Just a thought!”
And they brought enough cases to last til next year,
They are NOT leaving Boxing Day morning I fear!
But I hugged them and kissed them and welcomed them in,
Cos at least they brought love, and some laughs... and some gin.
For The Night Before Contest
Sponsored by Joseph May
One month to go, folks!
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