Monday, December 01, 2008

The Month Before Christmas


Twas a month before Christmas, when all round the homestead

Not a creature was stirring, cause they'd all gone to bed!

There were stockings to hang by each stall with care.

Cause Diva was sure Santa would be stopping by there!

The chickens were gathered all around on their roost.

Where a Christmas wish list was being produced.

Frosty Dan and the boys were trying to sleep,

But couldn't get over mom bringing home sheep!

When out in the yard there arose such a clatter!

They all jumped up to see what was the matter!

Away to the fence they ran in a flash,

Then stopping so sudden they all almost crashed!

The glow from the big moon up in the sky,

Was so bright it almost blinded their eye.

When what with their wandering eyes did they see?

Rounding the corner was the little goat Louie!

Visiting to wish them Merry Christmas he said.

He loved his new home though he looked overfed.

Now Diva, now Sammi, now Sonya and DiDi

Now Bossy, now Blanche, now Princess and ViVi

Go back to bed, go back to sleep

Louie came to see mommy and won't make a peep.

As dry leaves under their hoof did crunch,

They walked back to bed in one great big bunch.

While up near the house the geese were askew.

The babies, the teens, Mo, Larry and Curly too!

They were anxious for Christmas Eve to arrive.

So they could see the big sled Santa would drive.

Donald and Daffy were all settled in bed

With visions of a new pool swimming in their head.

But not Sally! She was quacking out loud.

To stay awake to see Santa she vowed.

The bunnies eyes twinkled. They all were so merry

Wishing Santa would bring them a apple, a carrot or maybe a berry!

Nickel's little mouth was drawn in a frown.

He was afraid Santa knew he had knocked Huey down!

With a bit of hay held tight in his teeth

He wondered if it would help if maybe he hung up a wreath?

Fred the turkey looking down from the roof,

Was laughing at Nickel who he thought was a goof.

Yes, Christmas Spirit came to the homestead that night.

It surrounded them all and it all felt so right.

To feel love and peace for each one and another,

Cause Christmas at Hidden Haven was blessed and like no other!

15 comments:

Rebel said...

How funny. You put a lot of thought into this.

Mildred said...

What a lot of thought you put into this - it's precious. You are so talented.

Heidi said...

That was so cute!!! It reminded me of my late grandpa - he made up goofy little songs, poems and sayings all the time. That is a tallent to be sure!! Thanks for the laugh and have a great week!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A charming poem. It reminds me of the kind of thing my mother would do. For some gathering, ie family Christmas, or party for the hospital staff etc, she would write such a poem and manage to mention everyone present in some way.

PEA said...

Sis, you really amaze me...this poem is brilliant:-) Although an old classic you were able to make it into a Hidden Haven Homestead poem!! hehe Love it!! I SO wish I lived near you, you know I would be helping you with getting everything ready for your Christmas weekend. Such fun we would have:-) Love you sis. xoxoxox

Joanna said...

give SweetPea a hug for me.

Raggedy Girl said...

Your poem made me feel so at home during my visit to Hidden Haven Homestead and like I was right there with all the barn yard animals as they got the Christmas season rolling. Thank you.
Roberta Anne

Mrs.Ruiz said...

That was cute. I was standing in line at the post office and realized that I didn't even wrap your gifts:( I was in a hurry to get them mailed and just packed them in the box. I apologize for that. The post man said it would take a week to deliver. I hope I made good choices:))

amelia said...

You are just so talented in so many ways!!!

Quite amazing!

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
Beautiful!
Hope you have a great wk.!
Blessins',Lib

City Mouse said...

What a Christmassy day I am having! I just came from playing Christmas music at school, had a nice brisk walk home, and now I am visiting Christmas Haven!

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Peggy do you know how very blessed all of your animals are to have you as their mommy? I know they talk about it when you are asleep!!

Nancy said...

Great job... you are one talented lady!

JoyceAnn said...

Loved the Hidden Haven Christmas poem ..... so cute !

~ Sweet Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Bride2Be said...

Cute!! Did you get your stocking yet???

~Noelle