‘Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house
The garbage was mounting, which upset my spouse.
Stacked in the corner were six bags of wrapping,
Three huge bags of trash and boxes all stacking.
Recycling was flowing right out of the bin
And leftover food was as high as my chin.
When what to my wondering ears should I hear,
My wife said, “Good news! It’s garbage day, dear!”
So I packed up the garbage, bags large and small,
The wrapping paper, old food, the boxes and all.
I loaded the car (It took an hour or so),
Then called to the dog saying, “It’s time. Let us go!”
And I heard my wife say as we drove out of sight,
“We uncovered the bed! We can sleep tonight!”
So if Christmas leftovers are filling your house,
Piled everywhere, and frustrating your spouse,
Fill up your vehicle, pack everything in,
Clean up the garbage and make your wife grin.
Then you’ll hear her exclaim as you nod off to sleep,
“We’ll sleep good tonight. My, that garbage was deep!”