Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Paraphrase: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

On the eve of Christmas,
when all lay in waiting,
the house was in silence,
the world was sleeping.

When children were dreaming
of presents and candy,
I lay there just thinking,
trying to get sleepy.

But before I could conquer
the battle of sleep,
a loud crash was sounded,
and up I did leap!

To my wonder there came
a sleigh and it’s carriers,
driven by one who
just couldn’t be merrier.

On the roof he did park,
and soon he emerged,
from the chimney in ash,
on his back a sack perched.

His face was aglow
with a smile and his belly
shook when he laughed
like a bowlful of jelly.

Then quickly he turned
to the fireplace there,
and emptied his load
into all the kids’ stockings.

Then winking at me
he went back up the chimney,
and as he flew away
he shouted out cheerfully,

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

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