a reply to: jacygirl
Night Before Christmas/Christmas Carol (SCC2016)
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the Shed,
Not a creature was stirring...it's like they were dead
Likely drunk and passed out on the party room floor
So I crept down the hall, put my hand on the door
It was empty, they must have all gone off to bed
Which was weird because NOBODY slept in The Shed
Finding Sophie was futile...damn ungrateful furball
Had gone on a bender with Chip the pink gerbil
When down by the kitchen arose such a clatter
"Someone's here!" I exclaimed, running off pitter patter
I got to the kitchen...then felt all my blood drain
As I came face to face with a dragon in chains
The beast gave a growl and a menacing glare
"I'm a ghost from your past with a message to share."
"You've been quite a Grinch this year jacy, tis true...
So this is what life would be like without you."
Then the Shed turned to ashes and fell to the ground
"Yeah there IS no Shed here...if you weren't around."
"And your friends, your Shed-family found a new game..."
Then he belched a smoke circle and called them by name
When a vision appeared of them all having fun
Eating donuts and drinking egg nog and spiced rum
"Cuz YOU don't exist!" dragon bellowed at me
Then slowly I nodded..."Okay, now I see."
Standing cold in the dirt by a rundown old shack
Jacy wanted to just get her family back
"I'm sorry I said that I don't want to live!
I don't mean it, I still have so much love to give!"
And then in a twinkling, I was back in my bed
With a helluva headache...a heart full of dread
As I drew back the covers and put feet on the floor
A man in a red suit ran right past my door
He was dressed all in fur, which would make Sophie mad
But he tossed me a donut so he can't be all bad
Then he filled all the stockings, left gifts by the tree
When he finished he turned back and stood facing me
His eyes how they twinkled! His mouth formed a grin
"Are we all back to normal?" is what I asked him
He winked as he lit up a stump of a pipe
"I dunno are you done with that self-pity tripe?"
"Yes I am and I'm sorry..." I nodded and said
"Well that's good to hear jacy, now go back to bed."
As he went to the chimney I lingered a bit
"Don't watch me" he said, "I'm not sure that I'll fit!"
He really was quite a plump jolly old elf
"Is he related to Night Star?" I did ask myself
Then using his magic, "flit-poof" up he went
And all that was left was his pipe smokey scent
But I heard him exclaim, as he flew from the Shed
" Hey! PM me sometime...user name is Big Red!
*squishy hugs* jacy xoxo