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‘Tis the Day After Christmas
Janice Canerdy


‘Tis the day after Christmas; the house is a mess.
When they'll restore order is anyone’s guess!
Stockings and bags are knee-deep near the tree.
This family’s sluggish and tired as can be.
They're still full of turkey, bread, ham, and three pies,
and veggies . . . Mom will use her skills to disguise
what's left. She’ll transform it and serve it for days!
Great pot pies, meat salads, and soups--all will praise.
The kids come alive and enjoy their new toys,
grab for the remote, play the Wii, and make noise.
Dad slips to the den to his favorite chair
for a short winter’s nap—then sees Mom standing there.
"It's your turn for dishes and laundry,” she states.
A big pile of invoices for us awaits.
We'll pay them online. Now is no time to doze.”
Up from the recliner poor pooped Dad arose.

© by Janice Canerdy.
Used here with the author's permission.


Janice Canerdy is a retired high school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. She has been writing poetry since childhood, is the author of one book, Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishing, 2016), and has had poems published in many magazines and anthologies. Janice enjoys church life and being involved in church activities and says her grandchildren play a key role in her life, as she does in theirs.





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Posted 12/27/2018 02:18 PM
Lori Levy:
Love the humor in this poem.
Posted 12/26/2018 06:40 PM
True enough!
Posted 12/26/2018 04:48 PM
This is great!!!
Posted 12/26/2018 09:45 AM
I love rhyming couplets.
Posted 12/26/2018 08:33 AM
michael escoubas:
Janice, you've got me laughing out loud! I'm forwarding to my wife who will agree 100%. Thank you!
Posted 12/26/2018 07:41 AM

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