Santa’s Capture December 9, 2013Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Poetry.
Each Christmas Eve, I tried with might
To stay awake into the night
“I want to see Santa,” I thought with delight
No luck! Each year I lost the fight
My eyes fluttered shut with passing light
Santa arrived to find them closed tight
My amateurish efforts, always in vain
“I want to see Santa” remained my refrain
How different my efforts this year will be
With the aid of advanced technology
I’ll capture that Sly Elf with help from Teddy
Oh, the result will be so heady
While I lie abed enjoying my slumber
Teddy will guard both tree and gifts under
In the morning, with bright wide-eyed wonder
I’ll reel in the images of our pluck and plunder
At last! At last! I’ll finally see
Santa arriving furtively
And leaving gifts for . . . me, me, me!
Before exiting via festooned chimney
At dawn, I’ll grab Teddy, to YouTube I’ll dash
“Santa’s Capture” will go viral in an Instagram flash
Wait! Maybe I should unload it on e-Bay for cash?
After tweeting about it with hashtag . . . #fatass
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Christmas morn my dreams burst with a groan of dismay
Teddy hadn’t caught that fat Jolly Elf at play
Our nanny cam video would never garner bids on e-Bay
That Sly Jolly Elf had turned Teddy’s face the wrong way
Aah . . . that’s better!
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