Monday, December 22, 2014
T'Was a Few Days Before Christmas
by Jody Worsham
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T'was a few days before Christmas
And all through the halls
Christmas decorations covered everything, every wall
Gifts were wrapped in early NovemberI
Problem was I could not remember.
Was this a toaster or blender for Aunt Sue?
And this odd shaped box all wrapped in blue
With no tag how do I know to whom it was to?
Oh Black Friday saved me lots of cash, of that I am clear
But forgotten contents leads me to tears.
With no list and no time to re-wrap, what was I to do with this pile of…..stuff.
There was only one thing for me to do in this quandry
Call in the Christmas snoopers and forget the laundry.
Two little elves who live here year round
Came when I whistled and appeared in one bound.
They spoke not a word but went right to the task
As if to say, “We knew this day would come at last.”
Their skills for snooping and identifying by touch, led to no surprises on past Christmas Days for this bunch.
“Our skills are unsurpassed. We can save this holiday disaster.
This is a tackle box for Uncle Lassiter.”
And in a twinkling the job was completed.
They gave me the list and no name had been deleted.
I knew at a glance what had been given to whom.
And I heard them exclaim as they raced to their room,
“Merry Christmas dear Mama, the gift you got us is nifty.
We promise to look surprised when we open the X-Box 360.”