Like angels in snowsuits and
penguins on rafts.
The dental assistant had borrowed
And from them she'd crafted a
The bed pans, so shiny, all stood in
Reflecting our candle's magnificent
Our supper so festive...the joy
Was creamy warm oatmeal with
sprinkles on top.
Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and
Then puree of fruitcake was spooned
on each plate.
The social director then had us play
Like "Where Are You Living?" and
"What Are Your Names?"
Old Grandfather Looper was feeling
Proclaiming that reindeer were
nothing but goats.
Our resident wand'rer was tied to
In hopes that at bedtime she still
would be there.
Security lights on the new fallen
Made outdoors seem noon to the old
Then out on the porch there arose
quite a clatter
(But we are so deaf that it just
A strange little fellow flew in
through the door,
Then tripped on the sill and fell
flat on the floor.
'Twas just our director, all togged
out in red.
He jiggled and chuckled and patted
We knew from the way that he
strutted and jived
Our social-security checks had
We sang...how we sang...in our
Till the clock tinkled out its soft
And soon we were snuggling deep in
While nurses distributed nocturnal
And so ends our Christmas at
'fore long you'll be with us,