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Santa, St Nicholas et al

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 9:31:45

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 9:31:45

The week has been hurrying by and I doubt many of you are following this blog very closely at the moment!  Nevertheless, I have been thinking about versions of dear old Santa.  But for the meantime, here's one I wrote earlier...

I'm Father UnChristmas
And I curse and I grouse
As I squirm through your keyhole
To de-Santa your house.

I rip up the trimmings
Break the bulbs in the lights
In your stocking you'll find
A serpent that bites...
   From a time of goodwill
   I make a season of fights.

In their boxes, the chocolates
Are turned into stones.
I bring a sack of old worries
And bags of new moans
   From a time of goodwill
   I make a season of groans.

I'm Father UnChristmas
And I curse and I grouse
As I squirm through your keyhole
To de-Santa your house.



Now just thinking

Friday, 14 December 2012 10:45:07

Friday, 14 December 2012 10:45:07
Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm working on some ideas about dear old Santa.  Back on Monday with some words, I hope.


Waiting and thinking

Friday, 7 December 2012 13:59:07

Friday, 7 December 2012 13:59:07
Any more suggestions?  Keep them within the bounds of possibility....


Suggest a Theme

Saturday, 1 December 2012 13:23:11

Saturday, 1 December 2012 13:23:11
Well, why not?  If you have a topic for me to write about - why not let me know? Just email to poet@teachit.co.uk 


It Feels like December

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:47:58

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:47:58
The blog has been quiet for a week or two while I gathered my thoughts. I realised that I've been writing this blog for five years!  So, a bit of time for reflection and I'm going to be brave and look through what I've written over that time - see what I think is worth preserving.  Scary.


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