'Twas A Good night!

'Twas A Good night!

A Poem by Fran Marie

 

'Twas the night before Christmas
and I was feelin' no pain
The trimmed Scotch Pine glistened
outside it was pouring down rain

 

I had no idea where my wild family went?
Probably out walmartin' 'til their last dollar's are spent
Downright hungry, after drinking Scotch on the rocks
I stumbled to the kitchen to raid the breadbox

 

And what to my red-blood-shot-eyes should I see?
But a stale slice of Fruitcake, staring back at me.
Threw it away in a flash
Continued looking for other food stash

 

Then I discovered, in the cupboard high on the shelf
A jolly fat cookie jar, shaped like an elf
Without hesitation, I threw open the lid!
With anticipation of an eager old kid

 

Oh! I thought in spite of my silly self
I'll eat every cookie,leave none on the shelf
That cookie Jar was red, inviting and merry
But, once inside, 'twas nary
Not even one left for me


The Elf-shaped -Jar was empty as could be.

Delirious from hunger, visions of my family
out having fun, in my old head did roam
Probably at McDonald's by now
While I'm home alone, hungry as a cow!

 

Just then I heard in the driveway~a car!
and it's muffler did roar
'Twas my Merry 'Ole Family
coming home from the store

 

Their arms plum full of presents for all
I knew at glance, that they done bought out the mall
and brought me Big Macs in their sacks,oh how nice
I gobbled them down, and didn't think twice

 

We all shared and cared this cheerful glee

with the holiday spirit of a loving family

Merry Christmas to all

and to all a good night

 



 


© 2009 Fran Marie



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The Elf-shaped -Jar was empty as could be.

Delirious from hunger, visions of my family
out having fun, in my old head did roam
Probably at McDonald's by now
While I'm home alone, hungry as a cow!

(my favorite stanza!) It's great!

Fran ... I am not surprised at the glorious poetry here. Your sonnets are among my favorites. You do horror and warmth all with the same perfection.... 100 peaches!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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There's something about Christmas Eve that brings out the worst of children all ages. Tis the season to be peeping and sneaking... and, anything in the way goes awol forever. Love the eternal rhyme in this, the little girl lurking, the child who never grew up.. and never, never must. Still smiling, Fran MArie!

Wishing you happy everything.. Em

Posted 1 Month Ago


  Fran Marie

1 Month Ago

Thanks Emmajoy..so very much..C'mas does kinda make me feel young in spirit and perhaps just a tad m.. read more
dear Fran... a modern day Christmas Eve... Hope your family brought some McDonald’s Apple Pies for Santa Clays. You with your Cap and Pa with his Hat 🧢 have just settled down for a long Winter’s Nap... when on the Roof, you heard such a clatter of tiny hoofs... Reindeer and Santa too... Merry Christmas and to all a Good Night. Fondly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


  Fran Marie

1 Month Ago

Thanks Pat..yes apple pie too..for the merriest of Christmas good cheer..much appreciate your happy .. read more
So glad you re-shared your festive write - brought smiles and warmth to this reader just right - blessssss ... :-)

Posted 1 Month Ago


  Fran Marie

1 Month Ago

Thanks Phil..glad you enjoyed..
I've always liked your work, Fran Marie, and this one made me especially happy ('cause of Christmas or all the food???)

Posted 9 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

9 Months Ago

Thanks Nolo for stopping by to read and review this one.. I'd say it's the food..
You have just made my day! I needed to smile and this was the answer. You are an incredible writer. I know I will enjoy reading more of your work.

Keep writing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

  Fran Marie

1 Year Ago

Many thanks..Taino..glad you enjoyed..
this is a great story fran marie,i laughed

Posted 1 Year Ago


  Fran Marie

1 Year Ago

Thanks Ron.. so vey much appreciated
Love the term walmartin :)
Now if only christmas could really be just drinking too much and eating our own body weight in food.
Hold on a minute... :)
Lovely fun write Fran Marie.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Best parody of this I've seen in a long time. Excellent write!
Hope you win !

Posted 3 Years Ago


OMG, how have I never saw this, this is quite hilarious and festively fun.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I love parody - this is so cleverly written and so tightly rhymed Fran
"that they done bought out the mall" - masterful rhyming

I doff my cap
Happy Christmas Fran-Marie

Posted 4 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

4 Years Ago

Thanks Anto, so very much and a very Merry Christmas to you;

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