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A Futuristic Christmas

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A Futuristic Christmas

Being Christmas Eve in the Two thousand and twenty fourth
 Year of our Lord- nothing sententious was afoot 
not even the movement of robotic mice upstairs
Our digital wish-lists were hung in  presupposition
above the virtual fireplace with ultraprecision
in anticipation of the arrival of a hypothetical being.

The miniature adults were dormant in their pods
As eidolon confiture twinkled their dreams
while responsible progenitors with 'Bed Head" applied
had concluded their thoughts for the long Winter night. 

Then out on the Astroturf there began such a frattle
Startled from our beds to witness the battle
We opened the Security cams to survey the scene
frame by frame we analyzed the dream

The spotlight that shone on  the new fallen snow,
Gave  circumfulgence to our false mistletoe
At that very moment a freeze frame laid bare
a cutting edge sleigh, and eight autonomous reindeer,

With a jovial driver all dressed in red
I knew it must be the Santa of myth
 and 'though his deer were mechanical  in nature
He recited out loudly and called all their names
Come Bolter, come Byte-r  Come  Laser
and Dicksen Come  Orbiter, Come Thyristor, 
Come Thunder and Mixem



Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/12/2016 11:35:00 AM
You have a wonderful imagination, Suzanne! I was enthralled by the zaniness of this story you crafted - and I don't know if you've ever seen the show or not, but there was a Futurama episode where they made a Robot Santa Claus. Though THAT future Santa Claus was actually evil and put everyone on the naughty list! Hope this did well in the contest.
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Date: 12/31/2015 1:31:00 PM
You've really thought out of the box with this creative poetry Suzanne, it's koolio ~~ wishing you and yours a Happy Healthy 2016 ~~ James :)
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/31/2015 7:36:00 PM
Thanks James: I like that word, koolio. Wishing you the same in 2016.
Date: 12/29/2015 5:15:00 PM
Great imagination and awesome story, Suzanne! Congratulations on your win in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 12/29/2015 5:21:00 PM
Many thanks, Sandra. Best wishes for a fun 2016. SuZ
Date: 12/28/2015 11:19:00 PM
Hi SUZ, Congratulations on your nice win. ~LINDA~
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Date: 12/29/2015 5:20:00 PM
Good to see you PD: Glad I was able to come up with something successful. Warms the heart, SuZ
Date: 12/28/2015 10:25:00 PM
Suzanne, a very nice win. SKAT
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Date: 12/29/2015 5:19:00 PM
Thanks Skat: Glad it amused you, SuZ
Date: 12/28/2015 6:54:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in the contest, Suzanne. T.J
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Date: 12/28/2015 12:37:00 PM
Thanks TJ: I appreciate you reading and commenting. SuZ
Date: 12/28/2015 1:46:00 AM
Great take on the theme and a wonderful poetry Suzanne.. congrats on big win!
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Date: 12/28/2015 2:14:00 AM
Dear Dr, Upma. Thanks for your support . I appreciate you reading and commenting.
Date: 12/27/2015 7:28:00 PM
....and,as I predicted, you did do well. Congrats, Suzy, and have a happy new year. Viv x
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Date: 12/28/2015 2:16:00 AM
A fun contest and some terrific poems came from it. Thanks for looking in. Always appreciated, Suz
Date: 12/27/2015 2:13:00 PM
Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 12/28/2015 2:17:00 AM
Thanks Susan. I appreciate your comment. SuZ
Date: 12/27/2015 2:02:00 PM
Very clever Suzanne..Congrats on your top place win! -luloo *smiles*
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Date: 12/28/2015 2:19:00 AM
Hey luloo: I am in good company on the winners stand, handshakes and congrats all round. Let's bring out the champus. Hugs, SuZ
Date: 12/27/2015 1:40:00 PM
great imaginative write suzanne congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/28/2015 2:20:00 AM
Thanks Jan: I am so happy you enjoyed it. Hugs, SuZ
Date: 12/23/2015 12:05:00 AM
Merry Christmas Suzanne... it's frightening isn't it when we consider how much has changed in the past twenty years - thank you Suzanne - Lindsay
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Date: 12/28/2015 2:23:00 AM
Yes Lindsay: Reminds me of that saying, "Stop the world. I want to get off." It is reaching a scary momentum, that's for sure. SuZ
Date: 12/17/2015 5:37:00 AM
- A unique thought .... well done ...... - Luck in contest ! - I wish you a lovely Christmas with family and friends, Suzanne :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/28/2015 2:26:00 AM
Thanks Anne-Lise: I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I suddenly developed shingles.....so painful. What a present for Santa to bring me. The meds are really helping. Hugs, SuZ
Date: 12/2/2015 7:54:00 AM
Great vision of the future but hopefully not in 2024 Well thought out and good luck in the contest, Blessings Edith
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Date: 12/2/2015 11:43:00 AM
Thanks Edith: Yes probably more like 3024. he he Blessings to you and yours, SuZ
Date: 12/1/2015 7:52:00 PM
I think the future looks bright? Awesome futuristic poem, Suzanne. Big fan of the third stanza. Good luck in contest!
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Date: 12/2/2015 11:38:00 AM
Hi David: I appreciate you reading and commenting. I made the word frattle up. I am a big fan of C S Lewis. It would be fun to think of a poem like Jaberwocky......it is a masterpiece of tone and intention. SuZ
Date: 11/24/2015 2:49:00 PM
Oh, I loved this one, Suzanne! So enjoyable and imaginative, too! Good luck in the contest :)
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Date: 11/24/2015 3:45:00 PM
Thanks Laura.....it was fun to write. Happy you enjoyed it. SuZ
Date: 11/23/2015 11:45:00 PM
Terrific, Suz, love the jargon and the style, plus an extra ten points for using 'circumfulgence'. Very imaginative, too- I'm sure this will do really well, no luck needed. Viv x
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Date: 11/24/2015 1:29:00 PM
Thanks Viv: I have written another Christmas poem based on the old original. 'Twas the night before Christmas. It is more specialized to our ward when I was a Charge Nurse at Moanalua Medical Center. There are some amazing versions out there. especially a called a technical Christmas. http://www.night.net/christmas/technicalxmas.html
Date: 11/19/2015 11:17:00 PM
Thanks, makes me glad I'm celebrating the real Christmas ha ha. I do like your poem though
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Date: 11/20/2015 12:19:00 AM
thanks for reading Craig: Watch out for that false mistletoe...lol