'Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2015,
the times sure are changing, get a load of this scene!
It's not going to be a White Christmas this year,
and no fat man is bringing the source of our cheer!
The night before Christmas! Yet still, through the house,
our A.C. is running, 'cause we live in the South!
It's too cold for shorts, but much too warm for snow,
this lukewarm humidity, now, really must go!
The children, who should be all tucked in their beds,
are on the play-stations and xboxes instead,
or visiting on Face Book, or on Instagram,
or laughing at Vines, or some new You Tube scam!
The gaming and visiting on electronic devices,
give headaches and neck aches requiring ices!
What the heck ever happened to a long good night's rest?!
I'm thinking a curfew for all might be best!
While gathering strength to re-order the wreck,
and retrieve the poor kitchen, which was trashed all to heck,
the hubby and I hope to retire in haste,
and not let a minute of sleep go to waste!
We make for the bedroom, and fall into bed,
with visions of one whole night's sleep in our heads,
We loudly proclaim as we shut our door tight,
Merry Christmas to all, and please turn out the lights!
Then we happily dream, knowing our bunch is the best,
and they'll turn down their games so the old folks can rest!
Then when morning dawns, drowsy heads will appear,
to open the gifts and partake of the cheer!
The bustle of life, if just for a short time,
will give way to the blessed Prince of Peace, so sublime.
Love of God, and of family, gathered now in His name,
is the best of the gifts, we are so glad He came!
To remind us of God's Love that first Christmas morn,
when the angels sang out that God's Son had been born!
And reminding us now of the treasure of love,
That came down to earth from God's heaven above!
We quietly pause all the bustle and noise,
to drink in the Love and the Life and the Joys,
that we take for granted the rest of the year.
So we've got the wrong day?! Hey, we're just glad He's here!
Sleep deprived, happy faces, shut down phones for a bit,
to spend time together, to share love and wit,
to enjoy the quiet, of a late Christmas morn,
And to re-visit the stable where the Christ-child was born!
And then with a flurry, launch into the day,
with everyone scurrying on their own way,
And we hear them proclaim as they drive out of sight,
“We love you so much!” Yep. Those kids are alright!