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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Cooking/Baking (not recipes) (10/16/08)

TITLE: While Gremlins Dance And Grin
By Holly Westefeld
10/20/08


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While Gremlins Dance And Grin

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas
Through my domicile;
Catch a whiff of the turkey burned, that's in to jerky turned,
While gremlins dance and grin and glance with guile.
It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas--
Phone or doorbell rings,
And distracted I do not hear that the time to check is near,
Which disaster brings.

Two trays of cookies, alas, I will just have to pass
On gifting to dear Uncle Clay;
I'm just so sick, for the fruitcake's a brick
That I made for sweet Auntie May;
But that's okay--she didn't really want it anyway.

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas
Through my domicile;
I think I will try once again, (the gremlins dance and grin,)
The slice and bake, so easy for a child.
It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas;
Tears begin to fall,
And the reason that I now weep is the smoke detector's beep
Sounds from down the hall.


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Jean Thornberry10/23/08
Very well done! I really enjoyed this. You had me laughing throughout! Let's hope none of that happens to us this year!
LauraLee Shaw10/23/08
LOL! Love it! Highly entertaining and extremely well-written.
Jan Ackerson 10/23/08
This is AWESOME--I sang it out loud, and it perfectly fits the familiar song--superb rhymes, funny images--this is tops in my book.
Seema Bagai 10/23/08
Great entry. I'm usually not a fan of poems, but I enjoyed this one.
Beth LaBuff 10/26/08
Fun... super creative...and wonderfully written.. I had to sing it too. Love the ending!
Diana Dart 10/27/08
Fabulous! Funny, creative and has great rhythm - I have a new carol to sing!
Joshua Janoski10/28/08
Very clever entry! I did a rewrite of a Christmas song for the "Christmas Carols" topic, but I think yours is much better this week than mine was.

Very fun and funny! Thanks for sharing. :)