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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Gifts (11/13/08)

TITLE: The Case Against Santa
By Melanie Kerr
11/19/08


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Santa, Iíve a bone to pick
A grave and sober case
The way I have been treated is
An absolute disgrace

I know about the lists compiled
And labels you employ
Attaching words like good and bad
To every girl and boy

The harvest for behaviour
Is seen on Christmas Day
In gifts beneath the Christmas tree
That come from Santaís sleigh

The year Iíd like to question
Was 1992
The paltry pile before me was
The saddest thing to view

It seems you were not watching
Those times that I was kind
To all my acts of helpfulness
It seems that you were blind

I know for sure that other kids
Behaved far worse than me
And yet you left them choicest gifts
This seems a travesty

The problem is that good and bad
Are open to debate
The terms are so subjective that
Confusion they create

A checklist of behaviour
With boxes you could tick
A fair evaluation
Would surely do the trick

I feel that I must warn you
Of rumours that I've heard
They say that you're not real
I find that most absurd!


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Catrina Bradley 11/21/08
Fun! The rhymes are natural and meter never stumbles. Great poem.
Gregory Kane11/22/08
Dear complainant,
my records show that in 1992 you pulled the wings off a distraught dragonfly, placed a terrified toad in your teacher's top drawer, and plastered your little sister's best coat with thick oozy mud. The defence rests.
Santa
PS If you persist in such complaints, I shall be obliged to post on the Net your many transgressions for 2008.
PPS I give, therefore I am.
Joanne Sher 11/24/08
hehe - cute!
Loren T. Lowery11/26/08
It's good to see this writer kept their options open regarding Santa being real or not - absurd ; )And that possibly if he does not see our hearts and good intentions, the one that matters truly does.
Norma-Anne Hough11/27/08
I'm smiling. Lovely poem.
Love,
Norms
Angela M. Baker-Bridge11/27/08
What a fun poem! Congratulations on your EC...