Sunday, December 18, 2011

Undelivered Letter to Santa (Burns Stanza, or Standard Habbie)

Dear Santa,

This time of year threads worry so
I cringe upon the season's glow
Fear of presents lost in spacial flow
High expectation's plight
With dreams of pricey "Apple" -oh!
Flying doubt through the night

That money will appear in time
To fill the tree with gifts sublime
And satisfy the kids' dreamtime
Won't you help me, Santa?
Or I might find myself in grime
To fill your shoes, Santa.

With love,
laurie kolp

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Prompt inspiration: Kerry's Mini-Challenge for Sunday at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads

18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

A delightful piece for the season, and one that must speak to every parent's worried heart. Lovely.

Mary Mansfield said...

As a mom to a kid who still believes, I totally relate to this. Nice one!

hedgewitch said...

Very clever use of the letter form, making it to Santa. Kids today have so much pressure from the media to want want want things--hard as a parent to cope.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You nailed the form, kiddo.........so well done!

coalblack said...

let us know if he answers...

Mama Zen said...

Ain't that the truth!

Brian Miller said...

ha lots of pressure this time of year...we just took christmas to a single mom and her kids...thanks for the thoughts and prayers as well on gramma...she finally went in at 735 pm...

Ella said...

Great job I love it

Kay L. Davies said...

Santa, tell me what to do
I have no hope of following you

Very difficult situation for parents, this time of year. What to do, what not to do, how much to do.
The time of year when I'm glad I'm not a parent.
K

Rinkly Rimes said...

Very timely and well-written.

jaerose said...

I am sure someone with a beard will offer you some dollars..I am not sure if adults get away without paying interest though.darn it..another funny, clever and warming piece..Jae

Eva Gallant said...

It's tough to live up to expectations in this economy. nicely said.

zongrik said...

nice holiday cheer and fun

S.E. Ingraham said...

nicely done - I love that you've used the letter form also ... and like others who've commented, reflected the frustration of so much "want" ... without too much bitterness

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this fun peace..hope Santa comes through for you. :)

Rachel Hoyt said...

Fantastic letter! I wish every child's tree was filled with presents... well maybe not FILLED, but you know what I mean. :)

Old Ollie said...

yes on the money...ain't that the truth

Merry Christmas L.

Celestial Dreamz said...

oh I can so very well relate to this ... and a brilliant dealing of the form ... :-)