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Out with the old

by Iagoybardd 

Posted: 22 November 2008
Word Count: 62
Summary: In this deep mid-winter, the sack is going to more than poor old Santa!

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Secret Santa’s slashed his gifts
His belt and buckles tightened
And all around a joyless sound
His Ho-Ho-Ho seems frightened.
So it’s out with the old
And out with the new
And shameless and boldly
They'll stick with a few
And everyone wonders
– Aren’t you wondering as well –
If these cuts will bring peace
In our work, or be hell?

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BaMc at 11:47 on 22 November 2008  Report this post
Timely - such dark thoughts will be concerning many theses days.
Taut and cohesive - thought second and fourth lines worked especially well.

joanie at 12:41 on 22 November 2008  Report this post
Great, James! I liked it. Funny and unsettling at the same time. I liked the rhymes. It's an excellent response!

V`yonne at 14:11 on 22 November 2008  Report this post
I think you know the address? Send it today. Excfe4llent and very topical

tractor at 16:38 on 22 November 2008  Report this post
Liked this. A frightened Ho-Ho-Ho sums things up well.



DJC at 17:32 on 22 November 2008  Report this post
Very sinister, James - like it!

Nella at 20:03 on 22 November 2008  Report this post
I agree - those first four lines sum it up. Well done.

Iagoybardd at 00:04 on 23 November 2008  Report this post
Thank you all for the kind words. It's amazing how easy it is to focus, when somebody tells you your job is on the line!


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