Twas two nights before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse.
The last minute shopping had her pulling her hair,
In hopes that all presents, she needed were there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of shopping kept my wife on her meds.
And mamma in her hurry, while I took a nap,
I settled my brain, while hers started to snap.
When out of my brain there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to realize nothing else mattered.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a wondrous life , for all to revere.
With daily activity, so lively and quick,
A candles light burning, right down to the wick
More rapid than eagles life’s lessons they came,
We complained, and we shouted, and called them by name!
"Now Anger! now, Frustration! now, Depression and Pain!
On, Guilt! On, Anxiety! on, Resentment and Blame!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!
"With life’s challenges before us, leave us wondering why
when we meet with an obstacle, we mount to the sky.
So take on life’s challenges, is what we should do,
All of life’s joys, and some sorrows too.
And then, in a twinkling, I found myself proof
all the bad from last year, disappeared in a poof.
As I cleared my head, a thought came with no sound
all good things in my life, were suddenly found.
My life was a great life, from its head to its feet,
And life’s clothes were not perfect but over all pretty neat.
A bundle of Joys life had flung in a sack,
My life was a good life, the more I looked back.
Life’s moments they twinkled! Life’s bumps could get harry!
Life wasn’t all roses, but overall it was merry!
I wasn’t quite sure, where life was planning to go,
But I knew his intentions, were as pure as the snow.
The bumps of this life, were lessons to learn,
Life had no free passes, this is something we’d earn
Life had a broad spectrum, of the good and the bad,
Life kept us all going, through the happy and sad!
Life was always reminding, it could be short like an elf,
A hard lesson remembered, unless affected myself!
With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Life gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
Life spoke not a word, but just kept on giving,
And filled all our days, with purpose for living.
Laying me down, with a tweak of my nose,
Life gave me a smile and then he arose!
Life sprang up to say, to us all gave a whistle,
And away we all fly like the down of a thistle.
But I heard life exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-life!"