‘Twas The Night Before Christmas- 21st Century Edition

 (A postmodern deconstructionist poem)

‘Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring,

Except parents attempting to assemble

Toys with incomprehensible instructions

Considering the prices they paid,

They should come reassembled

With batteries they forgot to buy

And will be sold out at any store

That would be open at this hour.

The children are huddled and snuggled in bed,

Dreaming of toys they don’t really need

Corrupting their selfish little hearts;

Oh, let’s face it, the only time they’re tolerable

Is when they’re semi-comatose

Giving parents a short reprieve

Before the consumerist orgy of Christmas morn.

In other homes, in nearby places

Lonely individuals need one more drink

As they troll YouTube

For one more video

In hopes that they may be first

To comment by typing ‘first’.

The world is now too sophisticated

To believe in Santa Claus

Though it does hope in the miracle

That, for example he briefest moment

After the presents are unwrapped,

They will finally be content.

This is the nightmare before Christmas

For those who already know

Anticipation is always greater than reality.

Merry Christmas to all,  and to all a night of insomnia.


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One Response to ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas- 21st Century Edition

  1. Tony Trudgian says:

    “First” LOL

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