‘Twas the Day of Christmas (a poem)

“Star light, star bright, your wish will come true tonight.”

Christmas tree and me

Let me fill you in on what happened this past Christmas:

‘Twas the day of Christmas, when all through the home

Every creature was stirring and starting to roam;

The presents were stacked under the tree with great care,

In hopes that happy hands soon would be there.


The children all jumped out of their beds;

While visions of sweet toys danced in their heads;

And hubby in his ‘jammies, and I in my cap,

Had just awoken from our restive winter’s nap.


When out on the living room there arose such a clatter,

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

Away to the gifts I flew like a dove,

To see the kiddos opening up presents wrapped with love.


The sun streamed in on something with my name,

But I wasn’t sure which giver to blame.

I opened it up, where to my eyes did appear,

A Kindle of my own—so wonderful and dear.


A present from my brother so lively and quick,

Who had read my blog and pretended to be St. Nick.

Next, another gift did appear before me,

One I had thought meant for my kids, you see.


First, brother! Now, hubby, with a box!

I knew that elegant gift didn’t contain socks.

So rip off the paper! And bumble with the bow!

Guess what I opened? I think you already know.


An e-reader, a Paperwhite to own,

As brother and hubby both let out a groan.

With great care, I needed to weigh

Which one to take, which to give away.


So now you know the foolishness of a blog post,

When you put down the gift you want the most.

Sometimes the people you love do read your words, it’s true;

And then it’ll be a double gifting for you!

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  1. How sweet of them! At least now every time you enjoy an e-book, you’ll think of both your hubs and your brother. And with the money you get from returning one, you can buy lots of e-books to fill that wonderful new gift up!

  2. So you got your tablet(S), Jennifer! Ah this good Santa! Love the poem by the way.

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