Sunday, December 20, 2009


THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS... a poem, of sorts, with apologies to many...
(copyright js 2006)

T’was the day before Christmas
And all thru the house,
Few creatures were stirring,
Just Rascal and Mouse.

The stockings were hung
Though no chimney was there
In hopes that St Nicholas
Or someone would care.

The kitties were snoozing
Asleep on my bed
While visions of tuna fish
Danced in their heads.

When out on the lawn
There arose such a clatter,
We all jumped to see
Now what was the matter?

A coon or a possum?
A dog or a fox?
Was there an invader
Inside the cat’s box?

Who is it? A giant?
A man or an elf?
My thoughts made me laugh
In spite of myself.

The cats went in hiding
Behind this, under there,
Their fur was still flying
On currents of air.

“Now Rascal and Hadji,
be good little boys.
Come on out of hiding
And play with your toys.”

But the noise it continued
More thuds then a shout
Even Spook was in hiding
And would not come out.

I ran to the driveway
To see what was the matter,
What was the sourse
Of the thuds and the clatter?

I watched as my neighbor
Unloaded some wood
In our once upon quiet
Tranquil neighborhood.

I calmed down the critters
Tried put them to bed
Telling them they were safe,
“Rascal, get off my head!”

“He won’t scare away Santa,
You’ll all be all right.
It takes more than that
To give Santa a fright.

“He’ll be here, I promise,
Curl up and sleep tight.
Merry Christmas to all!
And to you a good night!” Bah Hum Bug!

Get those things off me - NOW!


Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Joyeux Noel and Merry Christmas to you and all your critters.

You brought back memories of my mothers who often wrote such novel version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

ancient one said...

Wonderful.... thanks for this lovely Christmas Card... and may you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Cliff said...

Merry Christmas and I sometimes agree with the cat in your last pic.

Rachel said...

Too cute!! Merry Christmas to you and all your fur critters!!

Ginnie said... put a lot of time and creativity in your "Chrismouse Greeting"'s great... and I hope you and yours have a wonderful Holiday Season.