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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Boxing Day Blues


"Tell me again why we have so many presents left over?" said Santa, head throbbing.

"A lot of people changed their naughty or nice option at the last minute," replied Rudolph, rubbing ointment on his hooves.

And that's why they call it 'the blues'.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bah Humbug



Bah Humbug! It's that time of year again, when businesses make excuses for 2 months instead of 2 days because they're gearing up or slowing down because of Xmas. When up and down the streets can be heard—I don’t want to, but I must!! I hate travelling/hot dinner/the in-laws/the outlaws/the presents—but I must!

So I'm having a Bah Humbug (aka 'suit yourself') Xmas. Telling people in the street has had the unexpected result of many total strangers wanting to come to my place. Bah Humbug indeed!! I shall contact Santa and say that many of us want the Bah Humbug option.

The house was silent and no one stirred
Everyone was in bed, yes, even every bird.
The tree’s packed away, wrapped in last year’s rug
Because this year, Xmas is going to be Bah Humbug!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Side by Side


Asleep together again;
at last.
They who hardly spent
a single night apart.
Fears, sorrows, joys;
forgotten.

Side by side
in peace
and serenity.
Their last thoughts
of each other—
and us.

Battles laid aside,
whether lost or won—
of little importance now.
Heartaches relinquished,
pride abandoned,
life’s trophies jettisoned.

Side by side;
in peace
and serenity.
Their last thoughts
of each other—
and us.

Together again.
Through misty mornings
to extravagant sunsets.
Waiting?
For re union?
and us?

Louise Sauer
L Design