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'Twas the night before Christmas and their pages were bare Not one word could they write, not one verse to declare The Grinch had snuck in, and in one fell swoop Had stolen the muses from poets on the "Soup"! It was the thing that all poets dread As visions of emptiness swirled in their heads No syllables floated to fill in the gap Some poets decided their contest to scrap! Then on the blog page there arose such a chatter Poets rushed over to see what was the matter The blogger's avatar was just a red sash She said she could get back the muses, for a large sum of cash Many of the poets thought this was a trick It was just a scheme to make money real quick But in the blink of an eye another blogger came He said that St. Nicholas was his real name! Now Heidi, now Anne-Lise, now Andrea and Jan They told us that St. Nicholas had a plan To the realm of the Grinch where green snowflakes fall St Nicholas would go and retrieve the muses for all! In no time at all he took to the sky And to the realm of the Grinch on his sleigh he did fly As the Grinch lay sleeping the muses he withdrew And to the Soup, again he flew He delivered the muses to all the poets around Poets started writing their words did abound They wrote of angels and bright stars, and things that uplift St. Nick had given them the muse as their gift Then St. Nick called for all his reindeer And soon he took off and flew out of there But they heard him say, before he left the site Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good write!!

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Date: 10/21/2021 9:36:00 AM
I love your wonderful poem, Joseph! I'd better go check my muse.
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Date: 2/24/2019 5:04:00 PM
Hello Joseph May, a good imagination for this poem. I like, I like, I like. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 12/3/2018 9:49:00 AM
That was awesome may I say one thing to my fellow may, happy holiday!
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Date: 12/10/2017 5:55:00 PM
Such a clever write Joseph! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this creative story in great rhyme! And belated congrats on POTD earlier this month!! Best, Judy
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Date: 12/5/2017 8:56:00 PM
A very clever entertaining write Joseph; enjoyed the read and belated congrats on POTD!~Che :)
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Date: 12/5/2017 9:35:00 PM
Thank you Cheryl
Date: 12/5/2017 7:47:00 PM
WoW! Joseph, I really enjoyed this entertaining write. It was so clever and creative. What a way to usher in the "Christmas Spirit" to the soup. Well done. Congratulations on getting the poem of the day. It was most difinitely well deserved:-) Alexis
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Joseph May
Date: 12/5/2017 9:35:00 PM
Thank you Alexis
Date: 12/5/2017 8:46:00 AM
I love this, Joseph, so much fun to read and so well-written. Congrats on your well-deserved POTD honor! Sandra
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Joseph May
Date: 12/5/2017 11:01:00 AM
Thank you Sandra
Date: 12/3/2017 10:19:00 AM
Hello Joseph, Congratulations on the POTD honor here!! Much fun to read. Enjoyed it. I see some familiar names in stanza five too!! Superb Work!! Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
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Joseph May
Date: 12/3/2017 1:14:00 PM
Thank you Gary
Date: 12/2/2017 7:08:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats on your very well deserved POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/3/2017 1:13:00 PM
Thank you Jan
Date: 12/2/2017 11:38:00 AM
That was a fun poem to read, Joseph! I sometimes feel like somebody has stolen my muse. Thanks for making me smile!
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Joseph May
Date: 12/2/2017 12:20:00 PM
Thank you Agnes
Date: 12/2/2017 4:45:00 AM
Such a delightfully humorous poem, Joseph. I laughed all the way thru reading it. Your pen inked a creative classic in my humble opinion. This would become a famous poem if it were up to me to make it so. A rare jewel of a poem, my dear friend. Love and many blessings of peace always.
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Joseph May
Date: 12/2/2017 6:28:00 AM
Thank you Freddie...Blessing and peace to you always..
Date: 12/1/2017 11:29:00 PM
What a delight! Hugs n' smiles and congratulations! xomo :)
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Joseph May
Date: 12/2/2017 4:21:00 AM
Thank you Maureen
Date: 12/1/2017 8:59:00 PM
Creative write! Love this!
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Joseph May
Date: 12/2/2017 4:20:00 AM
Thank you Melissa
Date: 12/1/2017 8:30:00 PM
yes, JOseph, of course it will fit in for that contest. just read the rules again and adapt it if you have to!!
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Date: 12/2/2017 4:20:00 AM
Thank you Andrea
Date: 12/1/2017 8:16:00 PM
Wonderful write, Joseph, congratulations on POTD..Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 12/2/2017 4:19:00 AM
Thank you Eve
Date: 12/1/2017 4:53:00 PM
A delightful and creative poem Joseph full of holiday cheer. Great story telling and rhyme. Congratulations on well deserved POTD honors. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/2/2017 4:19:00 AM
Thank you Susan
Date: 12/1/2017 3:49:00 PM
Awwww... I love this write, Joseph. Very creative and humorous.
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Joseph May
Date: 12/2/2017 4:18:00 AM
Thank you Rhoda
Date: 12/1/2017 1:29:00 PM
Joseph, this is so adorable! I smiled and laughed all the way through it! I loved it and am so happy it has been honored with POTD! Congratulations my friend! Happy Holidays! : )
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Date: 12/2/2017 4:17:00 AM
Thank you Connie
Date: 12/1/2017 1:01:00 PM
Congratulations Joseph on your amazing POTD... hugs and smiles :)
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Date: 12/2/2017 4:16:00 AM
Thank you Akkina
Date: 12/1/2017 12:49:00 PM
very well done POTD I loved it, thank you Joseph xo
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Joseph May
Date: 12/2/2017 4:15:00 AM
Thank you Tracy
Date: 12/1/2017 11:30:00 AM
Fun stuff Joseph, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Joseph May
Date: 12/1/2017 11:50:00 AM
Thank you Charlie
Date: 12/1/2017 10:01:00 AM
Your muse was surely spared and active! Great writing. Congratulations!
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Date: 12/1/2017 11:50:00 AM
Thank you Sunlite
Date: 12/1/2017 9:13:00 AM
Congratulations on achieving POTD Joseph, really enjoyed reading this well written poem. :))
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Date: 12/1/2017 11:49:00 AM
Thank you Roy
Date: 12/1/2017 8:57:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD with this great creative poem Joseph! :)
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Joseph May
Date: 12/1/2017 11:49:00 AM
Thank you Heidi..Hugs
Date: 12/1/2017 8:33:00 AM
Joseph, enjoyed this great poem, very clever and imaginative. Congrats on the well deserved POTD. John
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Joseph May
Date: 12/1/2017 11:48:00 AM
Thank you John
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