This follows the rhythm of the 1822 classic “The Night Before Christmas”.
'Twas just days before Christmas and all through our flat, the only creature 'twas stirring was our little cat.
We awoke late last night to the sound of a clatter, followed quite promptly by an ominous shatter...
Three o'clock in the morning and without any warning, our cat had decided to do some exploring.
From the top of our book case, about 5 feet tall, he knocked over a jar which bounced off the wall.
A collection of rocks, found on various beaches, mixed in with the glass now in razor sharp pieces.
Fearing he might get a swat on the ass, kitty ran off and hid as we cleaned up the glass.
Soon kitty came back to the scene of his crime, but we’d never hit him. We love our feline.
So we found a container to hold all our rocks, then crawled back to bed until, oh, 6 o'clock.
The Wandering Oak
A Note From The Author: Based on the 1822 Clement Clarke Moore classic “Twas The Night Before Christmas” (also known as “A Visit From St. Nicholas”), I originally wrote this in 2005 and posted it on a former blog that I’m no longer maintaining. It then appeared in my Notes on Facebook back in 2007. For 2011 I made a few minor adjustments to the phrasing and added another line.