Quiet Poetry Lounge : 'twas the night before christmas (a ball family christmas)

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ‘Twas the Night Before….
    (A Ball Family Christmas)

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas on this lone, dusty Road
    The winds were howling between drip-drops of snow

    The sounds of Christmas hung thick in the air
    Though kitty lay sleeping…the mice should beware

    The stockings were hung along the mantle with care
    All filled with good cheer for families…everywhere

    With a “ho ho ho,” the entire house shook
    While high beams illuminated the path Dad took

    No Santa and his reindeer. No package-filled sleigh
    Just Pops and his hoopdy…hard at work, everyday

    The kiddies were bustling way past midnight
    Giggling and playing while waiting for daylight

    They were gathered up…all in the same room
    Hoping that morning would get here real soon

    ~ Christmas Morning…

    The scene was all quiet…house toasty and cheery
    The fire place crackled while outside was dreary

    The parents were cuddled in bed…sleeping sound
    ‘Til atop the covers, the kiddies did bound

    “Awake! Awake!” They bounced and they screamed
    Father shouted, “Stop!” … All grumpy and mean

    They hopped off the bed and ran for cover
    Giggling…while hiding from father and mother

    A few minutes later, they heard a big, stumping sound
    Two steps at a time, their father came down

    At the bottom of the stairs he bellowed his glee
    “Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! You can’t catch me”

    They sneaked and peeked ‘round each corner they came to
    “What happened to Father,” one asked, as they crept through

    Father had hidden before they entered the den
    They tried to assess the mood he’d be in

    When a
    “Ho ho ho,”
    Did fill the air

    Poppa & Nana and the whole clan were there

    ~ Christmas Day…

    There were relatives and loved ones all through the house
    Where pets and little ones couldn’t wait to get out

    To play in the snow with their friends…and toys
    Little girls hopping ‘round, trying to act like the boys

    Machorne and Diavion were playing, as well
    Kimyra was running when she stumbled and fell

    When the rest of the family came outside the door
    They were greeted by yellings, and screamings, and more

    Suddenly, a snow ball whizzed through the air
    All eyes then turned to that sneaky little pair

    They scooped up some snow…and joined in the fray
    Snow balls a flying. The whole family at play

    The grownups enjoyed it. The young ones did too
    The Christmas Spirit draped all over you

    There stood Moms and Pops looking out over their crew
    Mark Anthony and Rosetta had the lake as their view

    Syvone and Debra just beamed with much pride
    Ivory and Valerie went along for the ride

    L’il Marcus and LeAndre just, casually, looked on
    All nonchalant…pretending they’re grown

    RaShada and Kenyatta sat back and just chilled
    A passerby rolled up…”Yo, man! What’s the deal?”

    There were D’Jamien, D’Jarrien, and Anais, too
    Uncle Sandy and Auntee Ruby all dressed up in blue

    ~ Christmas Night…

    Since early in the morning, and throughout the day
    The children huffed and puffed. They ran and they played

    When nightfall came, they bathed…and lay down
    All that could be heard were soft, sleeping sounds

    And, thus, came to end, that one Christmas day
    Until next year, you know what the Ball clan says

    Let us end this season with “good will” and “great cheer”
    Merry Christmas to all. Have a wonderful New Year
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    merrrrrrrrry merry christmas and yes may we ring in da newest of year in better bond
    greater unity and deeper love ..........peace & blessin
     
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    Cute. Merry Christmas to the entire Ball family!

    (smile)
     
  4. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$...you done gone serious philosopher on me. THANKS, my friend. only the best to you and yours.

    TotalView...it's a fun, festive time. you gotta have fun with it.:)

    the river floweth
     
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