Early morning woken by the young,
Checking for the boot marks in
The flour sprinkled late last night.
Wrapping paper torn in ribbons,
Only one gift really matters,
The socks, the pants, the chocolate coins
All pushed aside in readiness for food.
Let’s not forget the pigs in blankets
And the turkey being eaten for another week,
The Christmas pudding and the yule log too.
And then to sofas all across the land,
To watch the speech from the main lady
Followed by our Mary Poppins and
A Strictly special, maybe games of Twister
Added to the pints of booze
Making sure that dad will lose.
Finally we traipse to bed, warm with love,
The sound of sleigh bells flying high above.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Love Rachel xx