Thursday, March 22, 2007

One Christmas Eve

By Ernestine Cobern Beyer



One Christmas Eve, I stayed up late


And hid myself because


It was my plan to lie in wait


And watch for Santa Claus.













At twelve o'clock, I heard a noise,


And peeping out real quick,


I saw the chimney raining toys


Then out fell old St. Nick!













I must have giggled once, I fear;


I quickly stopped the sound,


But smart old Santa, sharp of ear,


Suspicious, swung around.













He laughed a jolly, "Ho, ho, ho!"


Then said with twinkling eyes:


"It isn't every boy I know


Who takes me by surprise!"













Then putting me astride his back,


He bore me to his sled,


And there he gave his whip a crack,


"Heigh-ho! We're off!" he said.













We climbed down chimneys all night through,


'Cause he and I were chums;


He let me fill some stockings, too,


With dolls and sugar-plums.













And as I helped arrange the toys


That magic Christmas Eve,


I saw such wonders, girls and boys,


As you would scarce believe!











The dolls that Santa set in place


Would lift their arms up high


And tug his beard and kiss his face,


And fondly call, "Goodbye!"











Next morning when I woke in bed


I heard my mother say:


"For goodness' sake, you sleepyhead!


Wake up! It's Christmas day!"








From: Read Me a Rhyme, Please! (link)
By Barbara Beyer Malley:)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am new to blogging and am going around looking at others blogs and "WISHING EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS".
Hugs, from GRANNY.

JAMESEE-ST-SMILE said...

life just good

rhapsody said...

Thank you both very much for stopping by & commenting!

:)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Love the poem! Thanks!!!!

rob's troubled friend said...

Yes, I love the poem too. It reminds me of the positive christmas spirit which is so hard to find these days.

Barbara said...

My mother the Poet would be ever so happy to know rob's troubled friend found her poem worthy.

Ernestine's daughter

CVA

Pier One

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