The gifts I got at Xmas.
A pile of things to sort.
Moved from where they shouldn't be,
And put to where they ought.
Waiting for my morning alarm.
I'm wide awake already.
No need to rush my day, at all.
I'll take the morning steady.
Time for a plan.
For the tasks of the year.
Jotting down an idea.
Taking down decorations and removing the lights.
It's time to find places for your gifted delights.
On shelves for new books and in drawers for the socks.
While the plastic tree waits to return to its box.
Christmas is done.
Now Mum's watching telly.
The Soaps are all on.
Starting to get back to normal.
The family visits are all done.
Time to get back to some coding, again.
Then making some games, for fun.
Mornings are not easy.
When you spent all night awake.
I need to have a giant sleep.
And a lot of naps to take.
Xmas is over,
New Year's on it's way.
To hell with it all.
'Cos I'm resting, today.
Xmas is busy with everyone here.
Lots of people and gaming and talking.
My head finds it hard with the noise in my ear.
But I'll manage, somehow, without puking.
Xmas is here,
The Scrabble's begun.
The wordplay continues,
Until someone's won.
Festive coding late at night.
Staying awake until four.
Tweaking your code the make Joysticks work right.
My social skills are quite poor!
Two nights before Xmas and nothing was on.
The good telly programmes had all been and gone.
Only the Doctor was left to be seen,
And then just the Switch will be up on the screen.
I spent the day sleeping.
I slept like a log.
Today I must wake,
From this slumberous fog.
Sitting with my head in pain.
I hope it's nothing bad.
Just another migraine.
Which, all this week, I've had.
Working away at the things that I do,
There seems to be bits I forget.
It's not that I haven't remembered them all,
I just haven't got round to them yet.
Preparing for Celebrations.
All the gifts are now wrapped.
But the coding's not finished.
Many keys must be tapped.
It's starting to feel like,
The end is in sight.
But it's going to take me,
Much more than one night.
I woke up quite late.
The day's nearly gone.
But there's still lots of,
Code to be done.
This isn't as much of a painful goodbye,
As I've said all of that once before.
But it still is a shame to be saying farewell.
I just wish we had time for some more.