Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 20, 2010

Prohibited Visit to Santa’s Shrine

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

PROHIBITED VISIT TO SANTA’S SHRINE

Janice McLaughlin

 

This piece was a response to the following weekly prompt e-mailed to Beanery Writers Group members and friends:

 

Pretend that you wake up Christmas morning to learn that your family went on a trip to the North Pole to visit Santa, and forgot you. How would you feel? What you would do while you were left home alone.

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First they flew for hours on end–with all of that they did contend

In addition they had to rent a jeep, then wade through snow cold and deep.

Imagine their surprise — when before their eyes

the big man is fast asleep. He’d worked all night, they could only weep.

Even Mrs. Clause and all the elves abed.

The reindeer eating, so sublime, covered with grit and grime.

Even Rudolph’s nose wasn’t red.

 

To wake him now would be a crime–next year they would pay the fine

They would be on the naughty list.

My big brother made a fist, his face red, he was really p—–.

While I, at home, as I should–will be on next year’s list of good.

They left me behind on purpose, the swine–to go to Santa’s secret shrine

However, I love the house alone, this smell of the pine.

I’m so glad to be by the fire, in p. j.s warm–this room I will transform.

 

I’ll open all the presents, theirs and mine–eat the dinner, so divine.

I’ll eat their candy and drink some wine.

From the good list I won‘t be banned, I’m sure Santa will understand.

He won’t severely reprimand–my future goodness he will demand.

However, they will be forever trounced, from showing up unannounced

If they even try, they will be bounced.

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ADDITIONAL CHRISTMAS READING:

SANTA IS DEAD!

(SANTA) SUED FOR NON-SUPPORT

SANTAS, MRS. SANTAS, ELF and REINDEER WANTED: Application #2

SANTAS, MRS. SANTAS, ELVES & REINDEER WANTED: Please apply—Application #1

A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS 

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