TWAS the Day Before Christmas – A Poem

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“Twas the day before Christmas and all through the town,
Hundreds of people were scurrying and rushing around.
The once stocked shelves were completely picked bare,
By last minute wild shoppers who did not even care.

That perfect gift they looked for, but many could not find,
Store after store searching knowing they may be in a bind.
Buying that perfect gift would certainly make them look grand,
As they shopped and greedily snatched from other shopper’s hands.

Once completing the task that they had 12 months to complete,
They rushed home with their treasures to place under the tree.
Leisurely resting with a drink in front of the fireplace and tele,
They prepared for Santa and his jolly face and round belly.

Before midnight arrived, all were snuggled in their beds,
With thoughts of the day’s aggressions running in their heads.
Worn to a frazzle from shopping they fell fast asleep,
As Santa came down the chimney landing on his feet.

With a blink of an eye, gifts were left, and stockings filled with treats,
St. Nick was gone in a flash with a flick of his nose and a huge wink.
Everyone awakened the next morning with his or her hearts filled with joy.
Santa Claus had come and left gifts for every man, woman, girl, and boy!

Jasmine D. Parker ©

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