I tried to write a Christmas poem.

I broke into someone’s house on Christmas.

I thought that was what you were supposed to do!

I slid down their chimney, expecting a grateful welcome

But  I never heard a single thank you!

The children cried in fear

The mother screamed in terror

The father was the one who made me lose all cheer

He yelled and shouted and threw me onto my face

He pushed me out into the snow

This year I won’t be Santa, coming out the fireplace.

This year I’ll keep the Christmas joy to myself!

Let me explain.

I am terrible at writing poetry and my friend challenged me to write a Christmas poem.

This is what happened.

I apologize.