‘Tis the month before Christmas, and all through the ‘Net
Every creature is stirring, including our Vets;
Virtual shopping and wish lists are begun with care
In hopes that packages will soon be shipped there;
The children want everything they see,
While parents wrestle with decorations, stockings and tree;
And I in my pajamas, with mocha for a treat
Settle in for a long winter’s Tweet,
When out in the living room there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the computer to see what was the matter.
Away to the front room, I flew like a flash,
Banging my toes and cursing balderdash.
The kids bouncing on the sofa like our dog the collie
Pointing to the television and the commercial ads and folly,
Santa Claus and his elves hard at work in their shop,
Creating toys and wonders from previous years at the top,
With video drivers, transformers and Barbie too
I knew in a moment just what to do
Sliding on the iPhone I sent text messages too
My husband, he laughed and called me a name
It was funny and jolly and little bit beyond tame
I waved to the kids and back to the computer I went
To share the experience in a tweet and vent
Moms and dad the world round
Nodded their heads at what I had found
For Christmas is coming in shops, commercials and decorated websites
And my credit cards are groaning … now what did I do with the lights!?
A lifelong writer turned author, Heather Long‘s first book Remembering Ashby is available for purchase at Sapphire Blue Publishing. Coming soon is the urban fantasy: Prime Evil. The Daily Dose explores books, television, writing and more — all topics that Heather enjoys.