Christmas in the post-War United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Holidays are meant to be special, and one thing I like about my Maryland Writers Association critique group is that I get to see what folks creative with words do for these special events. For instance, our group once edited a contract with the devil for a soul. That writer was going to a party as Satan and carrying a quite detailed, LOL funny, and a touch scary contract. Yikes!
As our December meeting, one participant brought us each a Christmas Tree cookie from Panera’s (yum!) to which she attached a poem about the season. Her name is Brenda Elmore, a poet, humorist, and essayist whose work you might catch in Baltimore/Annapolis area publications. She graciously allowed me to share the poem with you (i.e. used by permission).
Christmas © Copyright 2013 by Brenda Elmore.
It’s always the same thing, every single d***ed year;
I think Christmas is far off, then it’s suddenly here!
And nothing is done, not the shopping, the baking,
the cards, nor the wrappings, the cleaning! It’s taking
me all by surprise though I knew it was coming,
an I’m panicked and stressed, yet I find myself humming.
It’s the carols, the music that soothes as it chimes
through my heart, through my mind–
How I love Christmas time!
Special thanks to Brenda and to all my writers group pals. You guys keep me going and improving in terms of writing, editing, and reading for skill all year round. I hope my input is of benefit to you as well.
Kristin King is a member of The Maryland Writers Association and the Romance Writers of America. Her imprint Three Kings Publishing can be found here. Three Kings is a Mom & Pop publisher of Christian writers (not necessarily Christian books).