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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Lights (10/30/08)

TITLE: The Christmas Act - Section 2
By Melanie Kerr
11/05/08


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A solid knock upon the door
A caller that I can’t ignore
A smart black suit with hollow smile
Beneath his arm a bulging file

“Your neighbours,” (Ah that nosey crew)
“Have all been watching what you do
It would appear you have no tree
Or Christmas lights that they can see

“There is no Santa or his sleigh
There are no snowmen on display
There are no angels on their wings
No stars or other Christmas things

“The Christmas Act - Section 2
Clearly states what you should do
Residents must clearly show
On their houses things that glow

“Flashing reindeer fit the bill
Candles on your window sill
Snowflakes falling will suffice
Father Christmas would be nice.”

“It’s just October,” I reply
“It’s far too early!” Loud, I sigh
“Another month or may be two
Then for sure these things I’ll do.”

He frowns, his eyes brows lift and drop
They jig around, and then they stop
He disapproves, that much I suss
I feel I’m making such a fuss

“You have one month - that’s thirty days
To deck your house in well-lit ways
Should you neglect to show your “art”
A hefty fine we will impart!”

He turns around, I watch him go
Where is that box? I just don’t know
In the attic, gath’ring dust?
Will I find it? Yes! I must!


Author’s note
One hopes that this will never be
How sad the signs are there to see
The shelves in stores, they overflow
With Christmas things that flash and glow


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Sally Hanan11/06/08
Cute. I need to hide this poem from my homeowners's association.
Beth LaBuff 11/07/08
Your title is great... and of course the code is refers to is hilarious! I especially like your wording here, "You have one month - that’s thirty days
To deck your house in well-lit ways..." Very nice!
Joanne Sher 11/08/08
So creative, with great rhymes and images. Funny - and I love your afterword :) Thought-provoking too.
Celeste Ammirata11/12/08
This is cute, and fun to read, even though it brings home the commercialism of His birth. It's depressing how early stores start pushing the season on us.
Scott Sheets11/12/08
Quite a fun read! It is amazing how early Christmas paraphernalia gets pushed in stores these days. Personally, I enjoy decorating the house with lights, but not in October (though with our winters in North Dakota it's a lot more comfortable to do it in October). Nice Job!
Angela M. Baker-Bridge11/12/08
Great poem...I like this one.
Joy Faire Stewart11/13/08
Love the poem and congratulations on you EC win!
Beth LaBuff 11/13/08
Yay! Congrats on your EC, Mel!
Catrina Bradley 11/13/08
Great rhyme & meter, and a story that is too close to true for comfort. Wonderful job - congrats on your EC!
Kristen Hester11/13/08
Congrats on your EC!

I actually DO know of neighborhoods like this. I once helped a friend play a joke on his friend by posing as someone from the neihborhood association. I actually said, "I'm from the Neighborhood Association and we wanted to inform you that your decorations are inadequate for the standard of this neighborhood." You should have seen the look on his face! It was funny...and a big joke! Cute poem!