'Twas about two weeks before Christmas!

By LA-jan - December 16, 2008

'Twas about two weeks before Christmas

When all through the house

Not a decoration was hanging

For she felt like a louse.

Her nose was running,

The tissues were flying

No one even gave a thought

St. Nicholas was coming.

And Mama with her coughing

Snug under her wrap

Began to panic

And banished her nap.

Away to the mall she flew like a flash

Eight hours later, she unloaded the stash.

Those reindeer are coming

I must decorate

And out came the boxes, though not lively and quick

She knew in a moment, she might not keep up with St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles the curses they flew

But she drowned out the madness

With cocoa and brew

As dry leaves before the hurricane fly

Flour, eggs and butter

To store she did buy

And then in a twinkling

The cookies were made

And her clothes were all covered with crumbs and were frayed.

But her eyes how they twinkled

No dimples, but oh she was merry!

The tree was just right

All glittering gold

But the ground that Christmas would not be covered with snow

But her son, who was leaving, wouldn't miss Christmas at home.

She spoke not a word but went straight to her work
And she filled up the room with music and joy
For soon, he'd be leaving and would fly far away
Because now, she'd realize, he's no longer a boy.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Nite!

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