T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town,
mishaps were happening all around.
The neighbor’s lights flickered on the tree in their den
because they carelessly plugged too many in.
A candle still burns in a window down the hall,
as they sleep and dream of Black Friday shopping at the new outlet mall.
And as Saint Nicholas tiptoes on the roof of their home,
he slips and trips and lets out a painful moan.