Twas three weeks before Christmas, another year passed
Thanksgiving at Margie’s had gone by so fast.
Football was over; Big Red was a loser
So Sam’s Friday nights would become a real snoozer.
But something she saw in some holiday sights
Gave her Christmas Spirit — she hung up some lights!
The neighbors all marveled to see this display
As they recalled last year…. the pumpkins and hay.
A wreath on each window and one on the door,
Call her Martha Stewart! And she wanted more!
Now lights for each tree! Sam’s feeling so jolly
and purchased two beautiful live pots of holly.
Mike was not thrilled and would get even madder
As she went up and down on that rickety ladder.
Again neighbors cheered! Sam knew she had scored!
She just might be up for the “Mayor’s Award!”
So now on a mission with limited days,
She started to think about blow up displays.
Giant snowmen and reindeer, a Santa or two.
A great big ole Grinch and a Cindy Lou Who!
More lights, more wreaths, more giant red bows.
Three trips out to Kmart, two more trips to Lowe’s.
Mike peered from the couch with a look of pure dread
and turned away slowly just shaking his head.
But the project then ended with holiday blues
As she turned it all on, she blew every fuse.
She rigged it to work then, albeit no winner
Forget the damn lights, Sam… and focus on dinner!
Yes, I am still mailing this, too!