Twas the Night Before Christmas…

By Karolyn Castaldo on December 26, 2011
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Twas the night before Christmas, I was about to go out

when I remembered I needed something to write about.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

I sat down with my laptop  in my comfiest chair.

I pondered and pondered ”Oh, what can I do?”

because usually I try to give advice to all of you.

Today I’ve decided, though you will read this late

to grace you with a poem that I hope you don’t hate.

As I started to write, there came a noise with a clatter.

I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.

My father, dressed as jolly Saint Nick

had climbed to the roof, with a speed very quick.

His fake beard was crooked, and his cheeks were so red

that they matched the hat that sat on his head.

“Dad,” I yelled, “What the heck are you thinking,”

“I’m just finishing the milk that Santa loves drinking!”

“But Dad, it’s freezing. You’ll catch a cold!”

“You sound like my mother. Don’t try to act so old!

It’s Christmas, after all, a time for great joy

So act your own age, go play with some toys!”

My father was right, I knew it was true.

I’m only nineteen, I can be a kid too.

Though it may seem like you’re out on your own

just because you’re in college, doesn’t mean you’re full grown.

The holidays are a time to be young at heart

and that is definitely my favorite part.

So, you must let Christmas bring great cheer

to you and your family, each and every year.

I waited for Dad to climb down the ladder

I had never seen him any gladder.

With a clap of his hands, the tree came alight.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

This poem I wrote, is a gift from me to you

in hopes that you have a wonderful holiday too!

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I'm an East Coast girl experiencing life in the West. I love skiing, reading, and writing and I am always down for a big bowl of pasta.

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