Twas the morning before Christmas and all through the house
Not a child was stirring…not even the spouse.
When then all of the sudden, a buzz I did hear
I jumped up from the bed… my phone alarm must be near
But alas I was wrong, “what IS that he said?”
It’s not MY alarm going off near my head….
I searched and I pondered and I heard it again…
A cell phone above us…going off in our heads…
“Where is thou going,” asked the sleepy head spouse
As I crawled out of bed…trying to be quiet as a mouse…
“To find that damn buzzing that is going off above our heads…”
You said it was an alarm….so I jumped out of bed….
I put on my glasses and socks on my feet…
I was determined to find the reason I was not able to sleep
Cody was snuggled atop of the stairs….
Looking at me like I was crazy instead of snuggled in my lair
I got up to the living room…as cold as it was
And started the search for that damn cell phone buzz
You see this was a morning
That I hoped to sleep in
Because the radio did not need me…since…well…I can’t remember when.
So I lifted the blankets and searched the brown couch
But I could not find the buzzing…I banged my big toe…Ouch!
Then like the new sun and a new fairy tale
I heard the damn buzzing…coming from the massage table…
There on the sheet…as black as can be…
Was a Samsung cell phone….NOT belonging to me.
The alarm had been set for Seven O Five….
But this had to be wrong and I’ll tell you why
My stepdaughters are beautiful and smart don’t you see
But for one of them to get up early…it really shocked me
Just like their daddy who was still snug in our bed…
His three lovely daughters…will not lift their head
The sun could be high and please let me translate…
Don’t you see that the Lyster’s all like to sleep late?
So I turned off the alarm on the Samsung you see…
So the Lyster’s in the house…could sleep…until three…
Now this is my story on this Christmas Eve night…
And because the Ma they call Sma…could not go back to sleep
…she decided to write.