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The Shocking Christmas Parade

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The Shocking Christmas Parade

He heard commotion, "Well Land O'Goshen!! Whatever could it be?
It stirred his notions, and came invading, to wake his fading dreams
As he raised his head, the dreaded clock had invaded peace instead
He dreaded rising, was compromising, while lying in his bed
The tick and tock, it would not stop, and sun had blocked his eyes
Shining in, there's, no denying, it was time for him to rise

He raised the shade, and saw a parade.. a throng was going by
Something wrong, long lines of folks, were joking till they cried
Laughing gawkers, down the block, were shocked, and also stunned
Poking fun, pointing fingers at his Uncle, on the run

Uncle Fred, underfed, lead the parade in red long-johns
In underwear, he had no cares...his Santa beard was long
And Auntie Fran, ran in panties, wearing bra and thong
On her head, a Santa Cap, a flapping gap, where clothes belonged!
Oh my heavens!!  Such misbehavin', this day was starting wrong!
Upon the sidewalk, the jokes are starting. The folks are growing strong.
Snapping photos, shouting mottos, fame has found this pair
Clapping loudly, crowds are happy, toting cameras everywhere
Behind his uncle, (old with wrinkles), crews, were finding news
Auntie poses, picks a rose, then sticks her nose in view

TV news has quite a story, but not the gory kind
His relatives are night-time headlines, deadlines met on time
Who'd even dare, these dreadful folks to bare their hall of fame?
It is no joke, his drunk kinfolk have smeared his family name!!

Alliteration, Assonance or Consonance Couplet Alphabet Contest  

Sponsored by:  Sheri Fresonke Harper  12//16/13

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  1. Date: 12/30/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Never did figure out what the alphabet had to do with the contest? but boy you got robbed ;) And I'm in fine company! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Lovely poem with alliteration and congratulations on your fine win, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 4:03:00 PM
    this is an AWESOME one, Carrie. I wonder if it didn't get higher simply by you having the couplets together in longer stanzas. because for me it was one of the best and it's a terrific story.

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Carrie, enjoyed this poem very much including its rich use of consonance and good end rhymes but oh, those pesky rules of mine. Thanks for entering the contest!

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:19:00 AM
    This charmed me so gracefully. This was a great mix of humor & deeper forethought. Awesome, awesome job!