Dark Christmas – Chimney

Some interesting prompts over at Mindscapes  Thought I would do something a little different on the Christmas themes.



As darkness falls and blankets pulled

up tight around your ears

across the town the crunch of boots

on snow and darkest fears


Door handles rattled, windows checked

Through letter box he peeps

Wild eyes, sharp teeth and fingers gnarled

As you pretend to sleep


He knows, he sees, he understands

Just how you have behaved

He watches day and night and follows

From the cradle to the grave


And should he know, perhaps suspect

You’ve not done as you should

Onto your roof he clambers

All because you’ve not been good


And down your chimney he will slip

When fast asleep you dream

And whisk you off to darkest lair

Where no one hears you scream