Poem: The Night before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

By Dee Rusin, Kenai

‘Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the house

Not a creature was stirring

Except that darn mouse

He ate Santa’s cookies

And left a big mess

He climbed into stockings

Stopped there for a rest

When Santa came down

The chimney with care

That pesky ole mouse

Was standing right there

I jumped out of bed

And stumbled around

Just as I got where

I heard a new sound

Santa jumped back

Spilling gifts from his sack

The mouse ran away

Santa flew to his sleigh

The kids were awake now

There’s no stopping it

So I started the coffee

And decided to sit

The day started early

And I said with a snap

I’ll get that darn mouse

When I set up a trap

But for now I’ll relax

And enjoy the day

Merry Christmas to all

And have a great day

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