the night before christmas-pt 2

Photo by: Ellen von Unwerth

The children were nestled
All snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums
Danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief,
And I in my cap,
Had just settled down for
A long winter’s nap,
When out on the lawn
There arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to
See what was the matter…