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I Heard Mother

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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!"


A first poem and posted right before Christmas of that year!


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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:05:00 PM

    Hi Andrea, I Loved this one. Anything to do with Christmas and you've got me hooked. I Love it. The humour in this one is great. This was your first, you most definitely landed on your feet and you have went from strength to strength. Really enjoyed this fun read. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend....MIKE.

  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

    Esquire Avatar HGarvey Daniel Esquire Date: 3/6/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry Soup Mail Call
  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

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 9:57:00 PM

    :-)you've come a long weigh, via the slay, I hope to say, you know how to play; dang now I've got this tune stuck in my head!

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 6:52:00 PM

    Revisiting your 1st poem ever..very funny.Hope you are better Andrea:)

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 12:53:00 AM

    grats on your awesome contest entry Luv*Skat

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 2:08:00 PM

    Wow Andrea an absolutly beautiful piece congrats on your win funny you wrote this about my favorite time of year.Thanks for the kind,caring congrats you sent so take care.~LOTS OF LUV~Teresa

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 1:16:00 PM

    I remember this one Andrea ;) Congratulations on your win, so enjoyed reading this one ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 12:46:00 PM

    Wow!! this is such an exciting one, a delightful first poem Andrea. Congrats on your win in pd's contest. love and huggs to Andrea from that once upon a Xmas time..gautami

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 8:38:00 AM

    LOL, Many congrats on all your wins, Andrea : )

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 7:45:00 AM

    Hey Andrea, congrats on your win. Excellent write. Great job. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 7:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win in the contest of p.d., Andrea

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 6:01:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in P.D.'s contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 3:54:00 AM

    nice job and congrats for your big win..Cory

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 12:27:00 AM

    Another great one Andrea!~ CONGRATS!! In my first poem contest, & thank U so much once again 4 supporting my contest. I had a great time reading & judging every entry in my contest. Thanks for being among all my chosen winners. have a great one,.. always~~~Poet D

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 11:07:00 PM

    I totally remember this one and of how it made me laugh then --haha made me laugh again-- super enjoyed this one sweetie-- congrats on your win :) hugs to you :)

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 10:00:00 PM

    the greenhorn is now a golden girl ( not referring to age, heartie)! best congrats on the high spot!.. like the playful mood here..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 9:41:00 PM

    Congrats Andrea on another fantastic win tonight in this contest.. a wonderful entry full of emotion luv..enjoy..

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 8:52:00 PM

    Great fun reading again your first poem here Andrea!Congratulations on your win in P.D's contest:)

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 12:50:00 PM

    LOL great fun, Andrea : ) Maybe I should write a toilet triolet... Nope, just the one wife - ha ha.

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 9:30:00 AM

    So this is the start of Andrea's poetry. Did you write anywhere before this or just a home? Phyl

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 11:07:00 AM

    Just read your first poem !Nice funny one-kashinath

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