A Christmas Poem

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Twas the night before Xmas when all thru the house
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nick soon would be there

The children all nestled all snug in their beds
With No thought of the dog filling their head

And mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap
Knew the dog was cold, but didn’t care about thatWhen out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter

Away to the window I flew like a flash
Figuring the dog was free of his chain and into the trash

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 Santa Clause with eyes full of tears

He unchained the dog once so lively and quick
Last years Xmas present now painfully sick

More rapid than eagles he called the dogs name
And the dog ran to him despite all his pain

Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen
On Comet on Cupid on Donner and Blitzen

To the top of the porch to the top of the wall
Let’s find this dog a home where he will be loved by all

I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year
For Santa had made one thing quite clear

The gift of a dog is not just for the season
We had gotten the dog for all the wrong reasons

In our haste to think of a gift for the kids
There was one important thing we missed

A dog should be family, and cared for the same
You don’t give a Gift, then put it on a chain

And I heard him explain as he rode out of site

Luanne Alomair