Twas the Night Before Christmas 2018

Twas the night before Christmas
At the house on the lake
It's gone from raucous to quiet
Now I'm barely awake

It's been a full day
Filled with of all sorts of good
Good food and good people
Just like a holiday should

We played in the pool
We pet the horse and the goat
We ate grilled oysters with butter
But I don't try to gloat

Homemade duck pate
Smoked salmon that Sam caught
Dates stuffed with cream cheese
And a spaghetti filled pot

It felt like a whirlwind
But of the best kind
Now that everyone's gone
We begin to unwind

It's just me and Della
For where now we call home
Next month we'll be elsewhere
As we tend to roam

It's a big part of our life
Bouncing from place to place
Different housesitting and travel
Rarely in our home base

This year is a rarity
That we're here and not there
So we were happy to host
This Christmas affair

Next year who can say
Where I'll be writing this post
Maybe an island in Thailand
Or in a van on the coast

But next year is next year
And this ode's about now
But since it's getting quite long
I think it's time to say ciao

Thanks for reading my rhyme
(The tenth that I've done!?!)
I hope that your Christmas is merry
Full of food, folks, and fun

My last words for the night
Before I click send
Is Merry Christmas to you all
My family and friends
Tuesday December 25 2018File under: holidays, poetry

Toggle Comments (3)comment?
on Wed 26th Dec, 2018 12:35 am EST Andrew said:
Merry Christmas!
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on Thu 03rd Jan, 2019 03:48 pm EST Chris said:
Merry Christmas from Kosovo!
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on Tue 08th Jan, 2019 12:43 pm EST Horge said:
Delayed Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Texas!
BTW, instead of by the coast, I vote for living in a van, down by the river (RIP Chris Farley)
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