MERRY CHRISTMASTwas the night before a non-denominational winter holiday,
and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
The neutral gift sacks were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that a non-specific holiday figure would be soon be there.
Children of every race, creed, and nationality,
Were nestled snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-free plums,
Danced in their heads.
When out on the lawn there rose such a clatter,
I got out of bed to see what was the matter.
(And to find out who was violating the neighborhood sound level ordinance!)
But what to my wondering eyes did appear?
But an emissions-free vehicle,
And 8 sized-challenged reindeer.
Holiday figure was so lively and quick
I knew in a moment it must be...holiday figure.
He had a broad but normal face
And an advanced sized belly,
And he laughed: Lady of Evening! Lady of the Evening! Lady of the Evening!