I published my take on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in 2012. As we head into a short holiday break, I decided to rerun it because a) I still believe in the message (LOL) and b) when I was a kid, I wrote poetry all the time. Family and friends got poems in their Christmas and Birthday cards. I think I could have been Weird Alina if I’d put my mind to it. Anyway, please enjoy and we shall reconvene here in 2024!
‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the city,
Some weren’t finished shopping and that was a pity.
The fighting for parking, long line-ups and hurry,
Picked-over selections were causing them worry.
They rushed to the kiosk where wrapping’s done free,
To find they’re in line with ten shoppers times three.
At home it is dinner that next takes their time,
The turkey, the stuffing, potatoes and thyme.
Now back to the last-minute scramble around,
Just hoping the best gifts are still to be found.
I have some advice that I hope you remember,
The stress is much less if you start in September!
Have a very Merry Christmas!