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Mrs Claus

Mrs. Claus was getting tired of it
He was getting too fat and it would not fit
Her fingers were bleeding from trying to sew him in
Why does he get all the attention when I have to work on him?

Oh, those elves making all that noise 
It is 2012 put up a sound barrier while making those toys
Papa Claus knows I like to watch my “soaps” at twelve
But with all that noise I just say, ‘What the hell!’

And the elves are afraid of reindeer, so no one helps a bit
I have to feed them, water them, make sure their ready for their trip.
Rudolf’s nose is not always so bright; I have to shine it every night
And when he has a cold, oh my goodness it makes me want to spit.

But, I do it for the boys and girls
Besides, I stamp my name on all those toys
I maybe Santa’s sidekick
But he would not get a thing done without me, not a lick!

("Soaps" is short for “Soap Operas” and "not a lick" is slang for “not anything” )


©Holly P. Moore
   December 2012

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  1. Date: 12/27/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Poor Mrs. Santa... There's bound to be a few perks somewhere... But I love this!

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Holly a woman's work is never done...David

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:53:00 AM
    Good job!

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 3:25:00 AM
    HoHO love this Holly, love the wit here, but i also read into the poem, that there is always someone behind the scene, in all aspects of life, usual as in this case, the wife.. have a lovely christmas Holly the spreading of joy with your wonderful poetry here on soup, is not going un noticed...thank you

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 5:38:00 AM
    A little Christmas visit to you Holly <3 Hope your Christmas will be peaceful and beautiful!! Sending you a big, warm Christmas hug!! - MERRY CHRISTMAS - // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 8:36:00 PM
    Hi Holly, enjoyed this Free Verse a lot, a great read. Rollo