Joseph Anderson

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A Little Christmas Spirit Poem by Joseph Anderson

'Tis the day before Christmas
And I'm stuck in the mall,
The traffic is moving
At barely a crawl.

There's snow on the rooftops,
The roadways and lawns;
That's good for old Santa,
But rough on his pawns.

My homecoming family
Is stranded out there;
The reason is simple,
They are coming by air.

My internet purchases
Have yet to arrive;
And come Christmas morning
They'll skin me alive.

I tried to send greetings,
But failed with my fax;
I've extended my credit
Right up to the max.

I'm going to sweep this
Far under the rug
And settle my nerves
With a hearty 'Humbug'.

Tonigt, I'll thaw turkey
And pour myself sherry,
Get warm, snug and cozy
And make myself merry.

At this special moment,
Perhaps I should write-
Merry Christmas to all,
Just don't get uptight.

Submitted: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Edited: Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Christmas can get a little hectic, at times

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  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/31/2014 4:52:00 PM)

    Must tuck this one away for Christmas Joe. Next year I have a host of twenty two great grandchildren heading my way. Sadly, great grandma left us for pastures new, though she would have loved to give me that moral support. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (8/8/2013 11:48:00 AM)

    I am a big fan of this one. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,371 Points Patricia Grantham (3/9/2013 9:23:00 PM)

    To a Dear Fellow, I really adore this poem. To bad I did not read this before Christmas, If you
    didn't get a handle over the holidays it would be very hard to get through it. Thanks for the timely
    or should I say untimely (smile) tips. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,371 Points Patricia Grantham (3/9/2013 9:19:00 PM)

    To a Dear Fellow, I really adore this poem. To bad I did not read this before Christmas, If you
    didn't get a handle over the holidays it would be very hard to get through it. Thanks for the timely
    or should I say untimely (smile) tips. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 262 Points Ray Quesada (1/12/2013 8:36:00 PM)

    I wish i would have got the chance to read this 3 weeks ago! ! ! haha, i really liked this though- - funny, light-hearted, great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,200 Points Walterrean Salley (12/29/2012 9:30:00 PM)

    Very inspirational and full of the Christmas spirit. Fun, soothing, and such a joy to read. Perfect rhyme scheme.
    And I hope your Christmas was full of pure JOY, Joseph - as merry as thgis delightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Dee Corpolongo (12/26/2012 11:21:00 AM)

    What an excellent and such a great take done here with your poem!
    Hope you had a great Christmas afterall, and wishes for a great
    New Year! {{{hugs}}} (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,019 Points Smoky Hoss (12/22/2012 10:42:00 AM)

    What a fun write! And I can completely understand this one for certain! So well stated Joseph. Your way with words and humor is very refreshing. Glad I found this one, I feel much better already! Thanks.......... and: Merry-Christmas to you! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points G Sweeney (12/22/2012 1:09:00 AM)

    Merry Christmas! Gayle (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,356 Points Hans Vr (12/21/2012 9:01:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Gives the reader a smile. Feels good. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,322 Points Valsa George (12/21/2012 5:41:00 AM)

    Suiting to the spirit of Christmas! Make yourself merry on this Christmas! All greetings of the season and all sincere wishes for a wonderful year ahead! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie King Big Head (12/16/2012 3:23:00 PM)

    A good try Joe, keep up with the jotting. I like it
    as poems go, not as good as mine, but as you know
    I am the best poet in the world, and you know you
    love me like everybody does. It's because I'm so fantastic
    you see.

    Your King. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (12/16/2012 5:54:00 AM)

    Loved it, loved it, keep the sherry handy, topped up with a `humbug` stay snug and cozy, your family will soon be wishing you Merry Christmas, as I do, all the niggles of Christmas I hope will be far, far away. a wonderful write Sir, gave me a smile,
    10 for sure. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,194 Points Valerie Dohren (12/16/2012 5:52:00 AM)

    Brilliant Joseph - and a very Merry Christmas to you too. (Report) Reply

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