night before xmas 2-1

Photo by Kristian Schuller

Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse;
the stockings were hung
by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there;
the children were nestled
all snug in their beds;
while visions of sugar-plums
danced in their heads…