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Sunday, December 26, 2010

T'was the Day After Christmas

With apologies to Clement C. Moore

T'was the Day After Christmas

T'was the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
the only sound stirring is my snoring spouse.
The stockings were scattered all over the floor
Not quite as neat as it was once before.

Rumpled and wrinkled and mussed were our beds
From nightmares of eating too much rich shortbreads
With Dad in his long johns and the dog in my lap
My forehead pulsated like a loud thunderclap.

When under the tree there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter
O'er to the tree I stumbled to find
The source of the action, the real mastermind.

His eyes, how they twinkled! How dashing, how merry!
His attitude casual, with no commentary.
He watched me approach without moving a muscle
Then pulled at a tree branch to make a strong rustle.

He rubbed all his whiskers along the tree skirt
And pushed through the packages like an expert
The four footed culprit soon gamboled away
Before I could catch him and then make him pay.

He raced to the closet and soon disappeared
With the ease of a burglar, or perhaps a Bluebeard.
But I heard him exclaim 'ere he ran out of sight
"It's Christmas, Mom, don't be so uptight!"


Cozy in Texas said...

Love it. Hope your Christmas was merry and bright.

Doris Sturm said...

This was cute, so was the four footed creature a mouse or a dog?

Very talented poet :-)

Lynn said...

Nice after Christmas poem. Hope you had a blessed Christmas!

Benny and Lily said...

That was a good one. Hope it was Merry
Benny & Lily

Linda O'Connell said...

What a delightful and more realistic version of the day after Christmas. Very funny, Pat.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry khlever and fun to pikhture!

PeeEssWoo: I'm finally getting some SNOW!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Too cute! Happy holidays!

Tammy said...

I love it!! Very clever. And the picture is perfect, too. Those twinkly kitty eyes are the perfect Christmas tree camouflage!

Oskar said...

What a great poem!

Nubbin wiggles,

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I'm picturing an eveil kitteh

RYKER said...

That is to darn cute! Bogie inspired! Love he eyes, they look just like the lights on the tree!

Roo said...

Ha! That was durn cute! :D

Waggin at ya,

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, I was wrong - it's a kitty cat with glowing eyes - very cute! I miss my kitty...but I'm not getting another one while Gizzy is alive since he doesn't like them. He's such a stinker!


Hi Pat, That was a great poem! :-)

Happy New Year from Southern California. No snow here but a lot of rain storms and mud slides!

I hope you and your family had a Wonderful Christmas Celebration.

God Bless You, ~Ron

Caren Gittleman said...

Hi!!! I cannot believe it took me this long to find you!

I love your quotes, love your poem that you wrote and am so happy to meet you!

Do you believe I just found out that Two Little Cavaliers featured my blog in August of 2010 and I never knew it til today! That is where I found your lovely comment and wanted to stop by and visit you.

I love your blog and am proud to be your NEWEST follower!! Better late than never huh???

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RMKK said...

Great poem, Pat! Have a Happy New Year!

RMKK Companion

Oscar the Terrier said...

Pawesome re-write! I did my own BEFORE Christmas, so it is still called 'Twas the Nite Before Christmas'. I guess great minds think alike!
xxx Oz

Pup Fan said...

Too funny! Love it.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That really made me laugh - brilliant!
I am slowly learning about my Kindle but don't worry I have the support of my wonderful children who tell me "you're an idiot Mum, even a CHILD could do this" it's moments like this that makes that 22 hour labour worth while!
Lynne xx

Barb Hodges said...

Right up my alley. I really enjoyed your rendition of a favorite. Happy New Year!!!