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I Heard Mother

I Heard Mother
(to tune of "I Saw Mother Kissing Santa Clause")

I heard Mother scolding Santa's elf
As I prowled the house on Christmas Eve.
He'd hid in St. Nick's sleigh
And then sneaked out to play
After having waited for his boss to fly away.
Mother caught him gobbling all our snacks
After he tore open every gift.
Oh, when she glared down at his face,
He went scrambling from our place
Screaming, "Santa, stop the sleigh-
I need a lift!"

For the Beginnings Matter Contest of Richard Lamoureux

This was  my first poem here and posted right before Christmas of that year 2009!
I had been writing poems for nine years prior to coming here, and I posted a Christmas poem because of the time of year it was. Also, before I started writing poems in earnest, the little writing I had done of poetry was mainly to do parodies of Xmas songs! I felt happy to have found Soup and spent a good long while over my Christmas holiday getting to know the poets here after posting that poem.

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  1. Date: 4/6/2015 2:09:00 PM
    Andrea, you have written so much. WOW!!!!!!! I was happy to read your first write posted here in the site. A 7 from me. I write parodies too. Well done. :O) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us. We all truly appreciate it. *S* Cynthia

  1. Date: 3/8/2015 12:43:00 PM
    Andrea, Congratulations, on your fine win. <3 LINDA <3

  1. Date: 3/5/2015 10:19:00 PM
    Andrea, CONGRATULATIONS, on your Beginnings Matter Win ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/5/2015 5:39:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Andrea...

  1. Date: 3/5/2015 12:31:00 AM
    Congrats Andrea! a cheeky little first write, loved it mate

  1. Date: 3/4/2015 10:36:00 AM
    Love the humour here Andrea - so wonderful reading all the 'first' poems posted here:-) Hugs jan and many congrats on your win:-) xx

  1. Date: 10/25/2014 10:39:00 AM
    16 PAGES!! I couldn't write quarter of that in a whole lifetime! Wonderful Poem!

  1. Date: 10/22/2014 8:22:00 PM
    Well Andrea, you had to know like the wanderers below I would trek the pilgrimage to Mecca after you scoped out my first...this is really cute :) thanks for checking out my old Sonnet

  1. Date: 7/14/2014 7:30:00 AM
    hahah oh you are awesome! What a riot, You've have got so many poems to read now, it's gonna take me forever but I know I am going to love reading them ! you are awesome girl

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 7:36:00 PM
    So here I am invading your first post on the soup and it certainly brightened up my day. The humor you incorporated in this is enough to make me smile for the rest of the year until it's time to open up giftboxes once again. I hope there's no elf like this around when the time comes because this will be my holiday season's theme song. :))

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 4:18:00 AM
    Your very first poem. Very fun and a winner. You rock. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Publish all these poems in a book.....so that I can put it in my shelf ;- )

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 10:38:00 PM
    Dear Andrea, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. YOUR sense of Humour is Superb. -- Andrea, I just want to Thank-YOU for my 3rd Place Win in the Contest"A Soup Member Worthy of A Tribute" With-out YOUR Inspiration I wouldn't have had any idea what to Write. Thanks again. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:53:00 PM
    Dear Andrea,Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Welcome to the POETRYSOUP Site, YOU will LOVE it here. I see a double Congratulations is in order. One for YOUR Win in Linda's contest and one for a featured POEM of the week. Both on YOUR very first POEM on the Soup.I do not know this song so I could not sing it but I am sure it is done right. I grew up singing Church songs,Silent Night,Joy to the World etc.I Thank-YOU for YOUR many Gracious Comments.LOVE YOU ALWAYS and

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 6:08:00 AM
    Wow, I didn't realize just how many poems you had...I think I'm on page 24!...and this is your first post?...will I ever read them all? Maybe you should publish them all in books and I can put them on my shelf.

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 1:23:00 AM
    Is this really your first poem? Dazzling write! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 1:11:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, I had this bright idea of seeing where your poetic journey began and tracing it upwards(and hopefully pick up some tips for poetic growth) I love the humour in this poem and the easy way the words flow. Nice!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 11:23:00 AM
    This is a gem! Glad you got a win for your first poem ever. Hugs

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 6:24:00 AM
    Your first poem here!!Love it again!!

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 6:49:00 AM
    you've got me going now, first for you on soup, it's taken a while for me getting round to here, and not disappointed either, So we start with christmas, then i've got my tresured 'Cheshire Chuckles' this lives next door to wordsworth on one side, and shelley on the other, so i guess i'll be playing catch up now, and for the foreseeable future. harry

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