Humor Poetry posted January 11, 2019

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What happens when the kids get up too early!

A Christmas Surprise!

by susand3022

it happened on one Christmas morn
the four of us downstairs were borne
Joan and Janet, Bobby and me
to see what was beneath the tree

we knew we'd have to wait around
for our parents to come down
a garbage can must be brought in
before unwrapping could begin

then out my sisters went real fast
so we could have Christmas, at last
they put that can into its space
right before the fireplace

impatiently trying to stay out of trouble
when down in the can, there arose... a scuffle,
what was in there, we'd no idea
we'd have to look, that much was clear

Bobby on his couch and me on my chair
had brains enough to stay right there!
we strained on tip-toes trying to see
what made that sound... so scuffily...

our sisters; they were braver than we
and thus peeked over the rim to see
the papers move, hear more scuffling sounds
then Janet screamed and the can went down!

a tiny mouse, the length of my palm
scooted out and ran on along...
us four children screeching on chairs
brought our parents tearing downstairs!

my parents saw what'd gone awry
then sought a mouse, no one could spy.
we opened presents after that
and left mouse hunting, to the cat!


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