Mind The Gap

There’s a gap above the fire,
Where your stocking should have been.
And a break inside my heart,
That I bear, but can’t be seen.

Perhaps you are the magic,
That powers Santa’s sleigh?
May you sparkle down the chimney,
And rest here for the day.

Act as guardian angel,
Sat atop our Christmas tree.
Play a part in all the joy,
And goodwill that you see.

Later, find a quiet moment,
Tiptoe round and plant a kiss,
On the cheek of every loved one,
And feel how much you’re missed.

Then when the clock strikes midnight,
Fly peacefully back home.
Brightest star up in the sky;
Thanks to you, we’re not alone.

© Pass Me The Valium and passmethevalium.com, 2016.

Away in a Manger for Sleep-Deprived Mums

Away (like a stranger),
From my comfy bed.
The sweet rebel baby,
Won’t lay down her head.

I glance at the night sky,
Look down with dismay.
Seems sleep is for losers,
You just want to play.

Your Daddy is snoring,
Yet you’re still awake.
When I say “sleep tight”,
Smiles and laughter you make.

I love you, so cheeky,
But please close your eyes.
I’ll lay on your floor,
Till insanity’s nigh.

Let’s rest now, I beg you,
Awake all the day.
I could sleep forever,
I’d love to, I pray.

Bless all the tired parents,
In depths of despair.
Gin awaits us in heaven,
To glug when we’re there.

© Pass Me The Valium and passmethevalium.com, 2016.