Oh Christmas Tree

My friend
Visited her family one
Christmas Eve
Along came Casey

Yippee, a car trip!
New house
Intriguing smells
Lots of new friends

Innocent excitement
Wooden table leg
Resembles a tree
Lifting his leg comes naturally

Family reacts
Hot tempers
Loud voices
Sharp words

Casey confused
My friend defeated
Christmas joy extinguished
Pissy holiday

What if
Christmas joy triumphed?
Ha, ha, ha
Ho, ho, ho

Look what present Casey gave us!
True gifts
Love, laughter
Innocence honored

Feelings spared
People whole
Casey loved
Christmas joy celebrated

Funny family story, 20 years old
Remember when?
Ha, ha, ha!
Ho, ho, ho!