One Dark and Dismal Christmas, a poem by Bob Lazzar-Atwood at Spillwords.com
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One Dark and Dismal Christmas

One Dark and Dismal Christmas

written by: Bob Lazzar-Atwood

 

‘Twas on a cold December day that Christmas changed for good,
When I tired of all the hassles and the cost of burning wood,
Oh what tragedies befell us and what troubles came to pass,
On that dark and dismal Christmas when we switched from wood to gas.

I had thought myself a hero at the hardware store that day,
When I bought the nice gas insert that I found there on display,
And I hummed a happy ditty as I parted with the cash,
On that dark and dismal Christmas when we switched from wood to gas.

Well my children screamed in horror when they saw the brand new stove,
Sitting snugly in the fireplace where the wood once used to go,
“How will Santa bring our presents?” through their tears they sadly asked,
On that dark and dismal Christmas when we switched from wood to gas.

Yes, in all my calculations and in all my careful plans,
This was something I had overlooked and failed to understand,
And my children’s God-like faith in me collapsed like shattered glass,
On that dark and dismal Christmas when we switched from wood to gas.

So I offered explanations and apologies galore,
And I made a sign for Santa “Chimney closed, please use the door!”
But despite my good intentions in their hearts I finished last,
On that dark and dismal Christmas when we switched from wood to gas.

Well that Christmas came as always and the girls were pleased to see,
That their special gifts from Santa somehow made it to the tree,
But as I waited for a hug they simply frowned and walked on past,
On that dark and dismal Christmas when we switched from wood to gas.

Now the years have brought forgiveness and my children’s hearts have healed,
And the pain of this disaster in the past has now been sealed,
But each year around the holidays we share some heartfelt laughs,
Of that dark and dismal Christmas when we switched from wood to gas.

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