Saturday, December 17, 2011

Horrible Poetry & Holiday Wishes


'Twas the week before Christmas
when all through the house
Electronics were humming
especially my mouse

The stockings were hung
by the chimney with care
Revisions were flowing
as I typed with flair

Lights were not hung
and cards were not sent
But my muse had returned
from wherever she went

My children, I heard them
and all of their chatter
I stopped my revisions
to show kids they matter

The work will still be here
when school brings displeasure
But holiday memories
are something we treaure

So I'm closing my laptop
and paying attention
To prayers and laughter
and food, might I mention

I wish you an abundance
of holiday cheer
When the new year arrives
I'll see you back here

Writer friends, this was my lame way of letting you know I'll be taking a short blogging break while my kids are home for Christmas vacation.

But I can't let this year end without telling you how thankful I am that we're in each other's lives. You're an amazing group of people, and it's so fun to share this crazy journey together.

I wish each of you a happy holiday season, and I'll see you in the New Year!

45 comments:

  1. Lame? Are you kidding-- this is fantastic. Much better than any poetry I could write! Enjoy your holiday, your kids, and the blog break.

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  2. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Julie. Enjoy your break and your family. See you in 2012! =oD

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  3. Oh no! Not lame at all! Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

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  4. Love the way you brought the poem up to date, really great!

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  5. Thanks, guys! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! And I'll still be sneaking around here and there :D

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  6. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your family!!

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  7. What an awesome poem!!! Have a WONDERFUL holiday. Spend quality time with those amazing boys and hugs for all!

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  8. Julie - Thanks for the wonderful poetry! ^_^ May you and your family have a blessed Christmas holiday!
    All the best ~ Victoria

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  9. Very sweet! Well done.
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friend.

    -Jimmy

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  10. Have an absolutely fabulous Christmas, Julie! Enjoy your time with those you love and see you in the new year!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  11. Love it :) I hope you and your famiy have the best of Christmases - enjoy! :)

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  12. Awesome poem, Julie and love the message too. Have a wonderful Christmas x

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  13. That's a great poem. :)

    Happy Holidays!

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  14. Very cute! Have a Merry Christmas, and we'll see you in the New Year!! :-)

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  15. Ha ha Julie. I've read lots of versions of this poem but this new one really shines a light on a writer's life. Have a great Christmas with your family.

    Denise

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  16. Great take on a classic, Julie! Enjoy your family and your holiday season!

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  17. Have a great holiday season with the family...
    see you in the new year!

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  18. Have a relaxing break and a very merry Christmas! Love the poem!

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  19. Thumbs up on the poem. Double thumbs up on the break to be with your family.

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  20. Merry Christmas, Julie:) Enjoy time with your boys!

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  21. Whimsical to say the least! Merry Christmas to your and your family. Thanks for keeping this community of great writers and friends alive!

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  22. This wasn't lame at all. It made me smile :-)

    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and here's to new adventures in 2012 :-)

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  23. Don't be gone for too long! Happy Holidays :D

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  25. Have fun with your kids. See you next year :D

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  26. Merry Christmas, Julie! I hope you enjoy this time with family. :)

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  27. Thanks so much for the Christmas poem. Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones and see you in 2012.

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  28. I wandered over here from the Bookshelf Muse to meet you, and alas, you're already hung up the "gone for the holidays" sign. (Good for you!) I'll be doing the same in a couple days, but in the meantime, I'm gonna sign on as your newest follower. (How 'bout THAT? You don't even have to BE here to get another groupie!)Merry Christmas!

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  29. Just found your blog - love your poem. Hope you enjoy your break! New follower :)

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  30. You're a poet, and I didn't know it! :D Have a wonderful holiday season, Julie! See you next year~ <3

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  31. That was an awesome poem, I love it! hehe. Have a great holiday, and see you back here soon!

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  32. Very well said! Happy Holidays and enjoy your kids!

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  33. This was AWESOME! Way to put it all in perspective! I hope your holidays are very awesome.

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  34. Enjoy your break and have a wonderful holiday!

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  35. That wasn't lame at all!! Love it!!
    And have a great holiday season! <333

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  36. Ha ha! I thought it was cute!

    Have a blessed Christmas, Julie. Good job closing that laptop!

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  37. So not lame! I love it -- and it rings so true. Of course the muse shows up when the holiday fun kicks in.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!

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  38. Not lame at all, but very entertaining. A very Happy Christmas to you and yours, Julie, and thank you for following.

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  39. I loved that poem. Hope you have a happy Christmas.

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  40. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas, everyone!

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  41. I took a break too! Happy holidays.

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  42. Hope you had (and are having) a great time with your kids. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.
    BTW 9when you return to your blog0, I left an award for you on my blog. Stop by and pick it up (and pass it on.)

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  43. There's nothing lame about that at all! That's a great ditty for writers this time of year.

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