The Lights Before Christmas


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The Lights Before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas

and Dad understood

The magical spell of the glow

in the ‘hood.

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Each lawn was ablaze

with twinkling lights

While billowing Santas

danced with delight.

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Mama was ready

to jump in the car

And cruise back in time where

sweet memories are.

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As they slowly rode up

and down every street

She could scarcely sit still

in the warmth of her seat

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Her mind racing  back

to the time she was young

The trees they’d adorned

and the stockings they’d hung

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Singing Christmas Carols

as they sat on the floor

Using sheet music that came

from the Holsum Bread Store

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This night was no different

with camera in hand

Cuz Mom needed pictures

for internet land

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Snapping the shutter

again and again

She captured the magic

she viewed through the lens

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They laughed and shared stories

of Christmases past

The holiday highlights-the time

it flew fast!

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Their own children grown

and now out of the house

Truly nothing was stirring,

not even a mouse

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How silent was the night

without those small tots

Avoiding their beds

knowing Santa brought lots

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Too excited to sleep

they would finally fall

With visions of reindeer

heeding the Red Master’s call

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Now Dasher, Now Dancer,

Now Prancer and Vixen!

On Comet, On Cupid,

On Donner and Blitzen!

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Twinkling reindeer

that pranced upon lawns

She blinked back the tears

for Christmases gone

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She turned her attention

to the twinkling once more

And thought of the children

behind all the doors

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New memories continue

with each passing age

The Lights Before Christmas!

A magical stage…

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Merry Christmas to All….

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And to all a

Good Night!

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