Mimie Durand


T'was The Eve Before Christmas


T’was the eve before Christmas
Not, one card did I get
Yet the presents I sent them
Have left me in debt.

Sons and grandchildren will party all night not thinking how lonely I feel this Christmas night
No tree or stockings lined up in a row
No songs, no presents or Christmas gift bows

T’was the eve before Christmas a deep sleep I did lay
Exhausted from crying it’s now Christmas day
Suddenly, I awoke creaking floors I did hear
It sounded like footsteps and some Christmas cheer

Tiptoed out of my bedroom to find a surprise
There was a Christmas tree lined with gifts of each size
My family they drove all through the night
To be with me for Christmas and to party all night

Submitted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Holidays can be lonely and depressing for some unfortunate people

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