Yesterday, Governing announced the winner of our government-holiday poem contest. Today, we'll publish the other finalists throughout the day. To start us off, finalist #1 is NanaZ from a child protection agency in a major city:

Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
The clients were hiding
All quiet as a mouse
Boyfriends in closets
And Mommies in trees
Kids gone to grandma
Quiet as you please