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I am the Grinch

I am I am, you know that I am
The Grinch of Grinch's and so
Don’t call me Sam
For Sam I not am
I am the grouch of this festive season
I take what yours; I need not but one single reason
I will steal all the presents
Every one under the tree
Why chocolates
And toys
And Barbie’s
And shoes
Mummies make up
The golf clubs
And the tickets to the zoo
Why when I leave up that chimney
You can be assured of one fact
I am leaving with full red bag, upon my huge back
I am leaving with gifts that were given with care
I am stealing your presents, and no I won’t ever share
Mine mine mine
All the presents are mine!
All these toys and gifts are all just for me
While I look down at you with nothing under the tree

Oh yes I stole Christmas and turkey and even the lights
You all slept so innocent while I robbed you at night
So I chuckle and laugh, for its a given I have won
I have all the loot and you have but none!

Now the dawn is rising and why I will take a wee peek
To gloat over all the sadness that for sure I have reeked!
Seeing you all sad, and crying with despair
Surely that will make me so happy as to declare
I have won, I have won! I have all that you could ever desire
Why you have not even a log to start up the fire!

Well Timmy and Maya woke up to a surprise
For its true there was nothing under their tree
Why I stole even the tree from those children you see!
I laughed at the expressions I saw on their face
I did so while gloating and without any disgrace

Confused and distraught, I am sure of the state
Mummy and Daddy earlier had seen their robbed fate
They rushed to the village, on their big Swiss sled
With all the villagers shouting!!!!
We’ve been robbed of Christmas; we might as well be dead!

That was not the story to be so you see
For Timmy and Maya came along on that sled
When they saw all the snow and children playing so free
They laughed and danced and said to Papa with such glee
Christmas is here and we have all of our gifts
The laughter and love is what you have smothered us with
Why this is truly the most wonderful of gifts
So the children all danced and played in the snow
The parents so proud has huge smiles aglow
For Christmas was saved but by one small little factor
A child’s love for his parents and his most joyous laughter


The poor old Grinch in his mountain abode
Looking down, he realized he'd been oversold
Why he saw that all the gifts he had cached in his barn
Could not undo the telling of Christmas with all of it generosity and charm




Note: Timmy an Maya being of Swiss decent later scaled the south face of the mountain, with excellent climbing gear, and in co-ordination with Spider Man and James Bond, stormed the Grinch’s castle, tossed him into a Polar Bear pit, and then descended the mountain on Canadian built Bombardier skidoo with a  Rolls Royce quit motor and returned all the gifts to the village. Including a huge huge huge bottle of Rum and Postage Stamps.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 12/21/2015 9:08:00 AM
I know the feeling, some days it seems impossible to catch up.
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Date: 12/20/2015 11:36:00 AM
I think your keyboard did its own thing a few times: 6th line 'i take what yours' / 2nd to last stanza, 9th line 'The parents so proud has huge.' There you go, the lest I could do was help you after you entertained me so well for a good while. I really enjoyed reading something that required such effort, imagination, creativity and, also, a lesson. Good job, Arthur ... CayCay
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 12/21/2015 4:11:00 AM
Oh poor Arthur will end up with a 'flea' in his rear lol hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/20/2015 9:58:00 PM
Thank you CayCay, Sadly I can spell about as good as I can cook! Hugs and Merry Christmas
Date: 12/19/2015 8:36:00 AM
Delightful and entertaining!!! The spirit of Christmas has truly made contact with you, Arthur (not the rum!). Congrats on POTD!! ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 12/20/2015 10:09:00 PM
Thank you so much Paul, a very Merry Christmas to you and all your family!
Date: 12/17/2015 2:41:00 PM
Wow! A very wonderful and excellent write, this is more enjoyable. Congrats for being featured.........A.M.
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Date: 12/20/2015 10:09:00 PM
Thank you so much Afolabi!!!! :)
Date: 12/17/2015 6:43:00 AM
Well done Arthur, and brilliantly illustrated. I'll be on the lookout for 'you' when they play the Xmas TV specials! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:51:00 AM
...and to you to my friend!
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:49:00 AM
Hopefully with some good cheer in hand! Merry Christmas!
Date: 12/16/2015 2:50:00 AM
Oh Arthur, what a charming tale! And you show good insight into the wonderful nature of children--how quick they are to forget an old injury when in full sight of fresh fun. One more thing: I see diehard Grinches in the papers who every xmas must strain to tell me that Christ was born on another day & that he probably never existed. Tell them to leave my toys alone!
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:48:00 AM
Thank you Agona, well if he was, I sure hope that means we get more holidays, good will, and festive cheer!!! :)
Date: 12/15/2015 5:15:00 PM
many congrats on POTD Arthur loved this the first time I read it:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:42:00 AM
Thought you would like this, did you know the Grinch is a cow?
Date: 12/15/2015 4:08:00 PM
Congratulations on being POTD as well as having your othe poem selected as POTW! Outstanding feat! Wishing you a Mele Malikimaka! Aloha, Connie
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:42:00 AM
Thank you so much Connie, and the same to you over in paradise!!
Date: 12/15/2015 1:58:00 PM
Poem of the day and poem of the week...very impressive feat! You are a very entertaining poet, well deserving of selection. hugs xx
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Princess!
Date: 12/15/2015 8:52:00 AM
- Congratulations !!!!
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:40:00 AM
Thank you Anne Lise, wish you and family a very very Merry Christmas, God jul og og Godt Nyttår !
Date: 12/15/2015 7:59:00 AM
That was a very good image of the Grinch! I loved it! Congrats on Poem of the day!
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Date: 12/21/2015 12:38:00 AM
Thank you so much Meg!
Date: 12/15/2015 7:54:00 AM
I see you are having fun. Well done and so much fun! Congrats on POTD.
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Date: 12/20/2015 10:10:00 PM
Thanks Richard, always seem to be playing catch up here! Merry Christmas!!!
Date: 12/15/2015 7:42:00 AM
Arthur, congrats on getting the poem of the day. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 12/19/2015 12:27:00 AM
Thank you, sometimes even the Grinch wins!!!!!!
Date: 12/15/2015 7:40:00 AM
Much congratulations, dear Arthur on POTD!!! What a wonderful, witty, enjoyable Christmas story - excellently penned! Love it! Pandita
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/19/2015 7:51:00 PM
Feliz Navidad, mi amigo, Arturo!!
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Date: 12/19/2015 12:25:00 AM
Gracious Pandita!!!! Feliz Navidad!
Date: 12/15/2015 7:38:00 AM
Congratulations on Poem of the Day...
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Date: 12/19/2015 12:24:00 AM
Thank you,next is poem of the century!!!!!
Date: 12/15/2015 5:57:00 AM
An enjoyable story, Arthur. Congratulations for POTD. T.J
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Date: 12/19/2015 12:24:00 AM
Thanks Teppo, as you know well Santa is really from Canada! LOL
Date: 12/14/2015 9:10:00 PM
I loved the NOTES. What an enjoyable poem and knowing that the true meaning is not about toys for christmas but revenge..I mean snow...oh wait love..yeah that's right...I'm faving this babe, well done.
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Date: 12/14/2015 10:41:00 PM
Thanks Cas I thought of you when I wrote this, finally my DR Seuss muse kicked in, even if too late, hugs
Date: 12/14/2015 6:15:00 PM
Dear Arthur Nice story telling my friend full of the Christmas spirit and love your wonderful message of the true meaning of Christmas, and yes I have extra cookies for you lol, take care my good friend, hope to hear from you soon, cheri
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Date: 12/14/2015 10:39:00 PM
Merry Christmas Cherl Hugs!!!!!
Date: 12/14/2015 3:54:00 PM
lol.. I love your note, and I love your poem genius. . The true spirit of christmas lies indeed in the eyes of the innocent , and truely all We need is love, so Grinch is definitely a blessing, He took what we do not need and left us with what Christmas can't do without, the birth of love...Excellent Arthuro : )
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Date: 12/14/2015 10:38:00 PM
and lets not forget the RUM!!!!!
Date: 12/14/2015 8:14:00 AM
Arthur, I just loved this story. You are an amazing story teller. As I continued to read I saw a heartwarming tale of what Christmas is about unfold right before my very eyes. Fantastic job! :-) Alexis 7
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Date: 12/14/2015 10:36:00 PM
I just read this today to Timmy and Maya, I told Timmy he is a famous Star now on the Internet!!! LOL
Date: 12/14/2015 7:43:00 AM
- Enjoy reading your Grinch poems today, Arthur :) - Now that the time is near I want to wish you a peaceful and beautiful Christmas for you and your loved ones - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/14/2015 10:35:00 PM
Thank so much Anne Lise and I also wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!!! hugs
Date: 12/14/2015 3:35:00 AM
I wonder who got the rum... Lol
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arthur vaso
Date: 12/14/2015 10:34:00 PM
Why I have no idea, no idea at all!
Date: 12/14/2015 2:09:00 AM
I would adopt that boy in the photo, beautiful children's story xoxoxoxox
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Date: 12/14/2015 10:34:00 PM
Hey so would I!!! LOL
Date: 12/14/2015 1:18:00 AM
Absolutely fabulous Arthur a great poem for young and old! Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/14/2015 1:23:00 AM
Why thank you!