Friday, December 7, 2012

IGWRT Words Count with Mama Zen - "Santa"


Santa,

I've always tried
to be less naughty
more nice,

finish prayers
before asleep I fall,

hold my tongue
knowing I'm right.

So before you check
twice your list

please ponder
the above.

It also wouldn't hurt
to consider

you've never had
a rival

and that I'm feeling
quite entrepreneurial.

by Margaret Bednar,  Dec 7, 2012

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads -  Words count with Mama Zen.  The challenge is to write a letter to Santa in 50 words or less.  

24 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is marvelous!

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! a little competition for the man in red!

Laurie Kolp said...

I always seem to drift off to sleep in middle of prayers. Cute pic, too.

Kay L. Davies said...

"Quite entrepreneurial"!! I love it. And cuter than the jolly old elf, too.
K

Tricia Hays said...

Awww how cuuute =)

Hannah said...

I like how you employed the reverse order wording in your poem,(not sure what that's called...I knew once), it makes it unique sounding. Fun poem and great picture...such bright eyes!! :)

Susan said...

Ha ha! How wonderful for you to have the Christmas spirit alive and well to share in your family. Nicely written in a unique POV.

Lisa Gordon said...

Margaret, she is absolutely precious, and what beautiful words!
Wishing you a fantastic weekend.

P.S. So enjoying your photos on Instagram!!

Peggy said...

Very fun and the photo is perfect with it! Happy Holidays.

Kateri said...

Got a chuckle out of the little twist at the end. :)

Poet Laundry said...

What a grin this gave me. Cleverly done Margaret. Genius even.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

This made me laugh! It's great to be entrepreneurial!

Mary said...

This made me smile! Yes, to stay awake through prayers is quite a trick.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the photograph. This made me smile..

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Good plan! Open Santa to free-enterprise and competition! But be careful, Fed-Ex is waiting in the wings.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! I really love the little twist of wit at the end.

Green Speck said...

A perfect competitor for sure :-)

RMP said...

the end definitely had me laughing. I wonder what santas reply would look like.

hedgewitch said...

I definitely think there's room for some free market competition here, Margaret.

Helen said...

Yes! Yes! Girl Power!!

Ella said...

Well done and I love your wit ;D
Your daughter looks so cute~

Marian said...

entrepreneurial? yay!

razzamadazzle said...

What an adorable little Santa lady. Cute poem.

Ginnie said...

HA! A little bit of competition never hurts if you're not getting your own way! :D