Christmas is Here
Reds and greens
Float by my car;
By joyful voices,
Egg nog flows,
And children wake;
When Santa’s done
It’s time for fun
It is the season
To be of good cheer
For no greater reason
Than Christmas is here.
I bought them a nice gift,
But all they really wanted
Was the gosh darn box.
Elf on the Shelf
She has to move every frigging night
And keep the children in her sight,
But I’ll be darned if I remember
To do this every day of December,
And if I’m being honest, I forget,
Who introduced her, but I regret,
Keeping it up for all these years,
And though it gives my children cheer
I wish just once she’d just not show,
Perhaps she got stuck in the snow,
Or stuck to another child’s shelf.
I’ve had enough of this silly elf.
Eight candles are lit
Over eight beautiful nights:
This is Hannukah.
Dashing Through My Mind
“Jingle Bells,” my kids
Sing repeatedly, nonstop,
Driving me insane.
My kids say they’re nice,
But I’m sure Santa sees they’re
Full of sugar plums.
That Elf Again
The elf sits up high
Judging all, as always I
Forget to move him.
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Benjamin Shapiro graduated from Washington College with a BA in Philosophy. He is a transplant to Huntsville from Baltimore, MD. Ben is a stay at home dad to two lovely daughters. He currently has a collection of poetry entitled "Dance of the Entwined Branches" available on Amazon. He blogs over at The Other Ben Shapiro.