Merry Poems for Christmas

tree04My Merry Christmas poems for you!

The Battle Ornamental

©By Mollie Pearce McKibbon

 

 

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,

How can you look serene

When every year we trim you

It causes such a scene?

We begin with much excitement

One would never guess at all

That when we get the lights up

Well, we begin to brawl.

Now  Mother likes the simple look;

Tree trimmed with white and gold,

While Father likes some colour,

He thinks white lights are cold.

And I prefer our ornaments

To have some extra zing-

Santas that bob back and forth

Or Christmas elves that sing.

My sister thinks that all the balls

Should be designer-made.

Her choices are artistic

And cleverly arrayed.

But the single decoration

That bother’s Pop the most

Is the shell-like apparition

Grandma sent us from the coast.

It shines, it gleams, it twinkles

And, I do not boast,

It plays a Christmas carol

About the heavenly host.

Every year Mom places it

On prominent display

Until my father spots it

And tucks it far away.

So back and forth , up and down,

It travels round our tree,

Sometimes smothered in tinsel

Or loud and proud for us to see.

When Grandma comes to dinner

Every happy Christmas day

We take bets on whether

Mother gets the final say!

 

 

Chez Noel

©by Mollie Pearce McKibbon

 

 

The chef has had a meltdown,

The waitress is berserk,

The hostess seems beside herself;

They act like I’m some jerk.

 

 

The dishes are all flying,

The washer-boy’s upset,

All because I simply

Hadn’t finished with them yet.

 

 

The chef is apoplectic,

The hostess threw her shoe;

Who’d have guessed my dinner

Would come a big to-do.

 

 

The rolls were so delicious,

And the cheesecake was unreal;

I guess I should have hurried

And not lingered at my meal.

 

 

But folks, my gosh, it’s Christmas

And the eggnog’s on the house.

Shouldn’t  genrerosity

Include a hungry mouse?

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