‘Twas The Night
‘Twas two days before Christmas, and all through Manhattan Storage
Were units so full, ‘cept one I was trying to forage
Searching through piles and boxes galore
My client had stuff from a decade or more
There were boxes of photos and bags full of books
Each trip to the dumpster I’d garner some looks
My client had hired me to “de-box” her room
Which when all said and done, did increase her legroom
She’d been paying for years, month after month
The total was staggering. All that for some junk?
She left in an Uber car, with a few things to keep
While I sorted through the rest of the mountainous heap
Toys, books, stuffed animals and stuff kids adore
They’d been boxed up since 20-06, but no more
I called around to every donation spot
But no one was taking, and I had me a lot
Finally the Salvation Army agreed
To take all these items to give those in need
But again I was stuck, for the place was not near
How would I get all these toys there? Oh dear!
As I pondered the dilemma there appeared a large truck
And three strapping men, oy vey, what good luck!
I approached the guys, each of them, one by one,
And said, “I need a lift to bring toys to the young!”
They looked at me and then looked away
Would they blow me off or help save the day?
“We’ve got a few other jobs to do, so you see.”
I flashed a few twenties and soon they found time that was free
They lifted the boxes and stowed them away
In their truck I quickly nicknamed Santa’s Sleigh
And off we did go, heading uptown with delight
To bring joy and a smile before Christmas Eve night
The moral of this tale is when you clean out your stuff
Good things can happen and that’s more than enough
To fill your heart with joy just by lessening your load
But if that’s not reason enough, then enjoy your crowded abode
A happy and a merry to all!