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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Old Santeclaus FIXED

Blog Posted:12/21/2013 8:33:00 AM

Surprising to me Clement Moore wrote more than one tale of Santeclaus! This one is much sterner!

Old Santeclaus by Clement Clark  Moore

Old Santeclaus with much delight

His reindeer drives this frosty night

O'er chimney-tops, and tracks of snow,

To bring his yearly gifts to you

The steady friend of virtuous youth,

The friend of duty and of truth,

Each Christmas Eve he joys to come

Where love and peace have made their home

Through many houses he has been

And various beds and stockings seen:

Some white as snow and neatly mended,

Others that seem for pigs intended

Where e'er I found good girls and boys,

That hated quarrels strife and noise,

I left an apple or a tart,

or wooden gun or painted cart

To some I gave a pretty dool,

To some a peg-top, or a ball;

No crackers, cannons, squibs, or rockets,

To blow their eyes up, or their pockets

No drums to stun their Mother's ear,

No swords to make their sisters fear;

But pretty books to store their mind

With knowledge of each various kind

But where I found the children naughty,

In manners rude, and tempers haughty,

Thankless to parents, liars, swearers,

Boxers, or cheats, or base-talebearers,

I left a long, black birchen rod,

Such as the dread command of God

Directs a Parent's hand to use

When virtue's path his sons refuse. 

Fixes FINALLY I had to RESTORE it to Explorer 10

 Soup won't work right with Explorer 11 

How's everyone doing with the Christmas rush?

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Oh all of us are having a busy day & night I'm so glad you liked the Santa poetry!

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 7:44:00 AM
    I enjoyed this lovely Santa Claus poem Debbie...Merry

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Nope none of the buttons above the blog are working

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Yes Ruben he spelled it different than we do, I'm going to change that a to an e though HUGS!

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 2:50:00 PM
    So much enjoyed dearest lady : )

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Check the title, Deborah. All the best to you. Happy holidays.

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Did that too Craig still didn't work, trying again now.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 12/21/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nope still not accepting
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Interesting Debbie--I know what you mean about the blog page---what I did that worked was to copy and paste to word and then copy and paste it from word to the blog and it worked,

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 12/21/2013 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy holidays and a great 2014, Craig!
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:56:00 AM
    It won't let you paste anything into the blog and even this box is not accepting text properly sorry Joseph!

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:53:00 AM
    The blog page is not working right I will try to do more latter I had to hand type the whole thing no cut & paste allowed?

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My Past Blog Posts

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Date Posted: 8/29/2014 11:53:00 AM
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Thank Ruben! OH Oh, Mr. O
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SHUF Home of Experimental Poetics
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I got 'splaining to Do!
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Date Posted: 6/1/2014 5:42:00 PM
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Date Posted: 5/9/2014 3:21:00 PM
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Date Posted: 4/9/2014 5:32:00 PM
Intro to a VERY Friendly Publisher
Date Posted: 4/6/2014 5:17:00 PM
Thoughts on Faith
Date Posted: 3/29/2014 7:07:00 PM
God, Spring, Resurrection & Reincarnation
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 7:49:00 PM
What did you look like at Five?
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 9:00:00 PM
Writing, Writing, Writing
Date Posted: 3/6/2014 2:02:00 PM

My Poems

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9/30/2014Forever Blowing BubblesLimerickhumor,
9/28/2014Free FormVerselife,
9/23/2014Eccentric EyesSonnetpain,
9/23/2014Hiding PlacesHaibunabuse,
9/23/2014Daddies GirlFree versechildhood,
9/16/2014Holy is the LambFree versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014The Devil Made Me Do ItHaibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014Watching the Shadows GrowTrioletnature,
8/26/2014Love Froze the FlameGhazallost love,love,
8/21/2014Mist RiseOttava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014Bewitching PowerRhymemen,power,
8/15/2014Unknown InnocenceSonnetfaith,
8/13/2014Mi CorazonLyricromance,
8/12/2014What Ever Gets You Through the NightVersefaith,
8/10/2014A Different FearVerseabuse,
8/7/2014Prayer for HarvestVersesky,
8/4/2014Black Ships SailTail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014The Sky Larked MoonVersemoon,
7/31/2014White Shoulder DreamsFree versemissing you,
7/31/2014Masked at MidnightBlitzmurder,mystery,
7/28/2014Velvet as Laughter - BlitzVersejoy,
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The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
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WoodcutterI do not know?warold,old,
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