Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The customers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of the holiday danced in their heads;
I was in my ‘jammies, Brian.. his skull cap,
We had just settled down for a long evenings nap,
When out of the blue there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the telephone I flew in a flash,
“Good Evening D&D Plumbing” I answered in dash.
The voice on the phone spoke quickly but low
Desperately detailing a blockage, and leaks, but no flow,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a man clad in overalls, with loops in his ears,
The tall handsome plumber, acted smartly and quick,
He tied up his Redwings and filled is coffee in a click.
More rapid than eagles his tools they came,
And he checked , and he loaded, called them by name;
"Now wrenches! Now, putty! Now fitting trays of copper!
On, Ridgid! On Spartan! On, PVC leak stoppers!
To the back of the van! Loaded up to the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! Tools and all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house the plumber he flew,
With the van full of tools, and young Jeramey too.
And then, in a twinkling, they entered the home
Full of festive décor, and a holiday gnome.
He plunged in the rodder, it was turning around,
down the pipe came the clog with a whoosh of a sound.
He was soiled that plumber, from his feet to his hoops,
And his overalls were covered with water and ____;
With a grunt he got up and straightened his back,
He grinned at his apprentice and told him to pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his smile how merry!
His customers face was no longer so dreary.
A wink of his eye and a nod of his head,
Let the homeowner know he had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
Picked up his tools; then turned with a jerk,
He sprang to his van, to his boy gave a whistle,
And away they both left in the D&D vessel.
But the plumber exclaimed as he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, may you be water-tight."