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IT'S A SOUP CREEK CHRISTMAS

It's time to get the stockings out of storage before those who are nosey, begin to forage, in my saloon, lookin' for their Christmas gift. I know if I catch em' they'll plead the fifth! In these parts, there's lots of Soup Creek folk who expect nice presents, and that's no joke. One lil filly, not of the four-legged kind, was mighty quick a week ago to give a remind! She calls me 'boss,' and flat out asked yesterday, when she'd be gettin a raise, a lil' extra pay. Boldly, she threw in a bonus would be nice. I told Deb, she'd better put her tongue on ice. She's good at keepin' cowdy boys comin' in, she told me it's cuz she’s sexy. Said it with a grin. In her stocking will be gold in a jar of vegemite. That should suit the lil' missy's rich appetite! Mayor Tom has the biggest stocking at my bar He's a good man, so I bought him a new guitar. He already gets free drinks, the whole year 'round. When I need him, I know where he can be found. Sheriff Koplin says he don't need a gol darn thing. The jail has lots of locks so I'll get him a key ring. His badge made lots of holes in his buckskin vest So I made him a new one, for my thanks expressed. Gambler Milt Hankins is building a new house. Could be he's got his eye on marryin' a spouse. I'll add a deck of cards to his hangin' stocking and hope on some lady's door, he'll be knockin'. Ranger David scuffled with a mean ol' outlaw but beat him in a gunfight with his blazin' draw. A good guy always gets to wear the white hat so I sent for one way over near the river, Platte. Bartender Jeff gets two weeks of paid vacation and a train ticket to anywhere in our great nation. But he has to promise that he'll return to us or I'll hunt him down and raise quite a ruckus! I have to keep all the ladies happy at my saloon, So every Sat'day night we'll have dancin' tunes. I hope it draws new cowboys, spendin' money. Shucks! I might even find one to call my honey. If you don't like what's in your stockings and socks I can have Undertaker Tom build you a pine box. Deb will get a bigger bonus if she takes down names of those who bellyache in protest and make claims. The stockings will be hung until Christmas mornin' but my Winchester's close at hand. Fair warnin' to any cowpoke, wanderer, or bank robbin' band... Touch a stocking and risk losin' your thievin' hand!

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Date: 12/31/2022 4:49:00 PM
Cute! Happy New Year Miss Jenna and to Everybody! :)
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Date: 12/11/2022 6:03:00 AM
This is SO good, Jenna. Soup Creek wouldn't be the same without you...or Tom (lol) Have a nice Sunday :)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/20/2022 12:51:00 PM
Thank you, Deb. If anyone can, it’s you.
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Deb M
Date: 12/16/2022 10:33:00 PM
I certainly would Boss but no-one could fill your cowdy boots!!!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/11/2022 6:09:00 AM
lol Charlie. Is that because my saloon would be shut down? I'm sure Deb would take over. Thanks for liking the Christmas edition of "What's happnin' in Soup Creek?" I hope someone else writes articles for our new paper.
Date: 12/10/2022 2:18:00 PM
I’m feeling a tadge left out....haha! Great poem Jenna...love it x
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/11/2022 6:07:00 AM
I like your taste in men, but a non-alcoholic drink at Jenna's Saloon? Afraid you won't find that here. lol
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Angela Tune
Date: 12/11/2022 5:24:00 AM
Yay! Soup creek member, I’ll have a non-alcoholic beer please at saloon...haha! :) and definitely be looking out for a cowboy dancing partner, preferably a Hugh Jackman look alike :) :)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/11/2022 4:43:00 AM
aww, Angie. I didn't know you were moving to Soup Creek. Come on over to the saloon. There'll be a place waiting for you. I didn't name all the girls who are here with me for fear I'd sound like I was rattling off reindeer names! Thank you for liking these lines.
Date: 12/10/2022 7:21:00 AM
So much humour and imagination ~ well crafted, Jenna. A totally delightful read to get us into the spirit ~
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/10/2022 9:21:00 AM
Thanks so much for liking my idea of what Christmas in the Creek could be. I appreciate your comments, Line.
Date: 12/8/2022 4:55:00 PM
Haha hehe EXCELLENT Boss!! You are so clever Boss lady….so funny and yes gold in a vegemite jar is perfect for this lil missy!! as long as its full!! Your best sexy employee….Debx
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/10/2022 9:20:00 AM
Are you butterin' me up for more money? lol I thought you'd like your gift. From the moment you asked me to write about a Soup Creek Christmas, I KNEW what yours would be. I'm glad you like my take on it.
Date: 12/8/2022 7:50:00 AM
That's might nice of ya, Jenna, A new vest a key chain for Christmas. Thanks Jenna. What time's the party start?
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/10/2022 9:19:00 AM
lol Mark. I'm glad you like the gift ideas.
Date: 12/8/2022 7:05:00 AM
Well now Jenna, ain’t this something special for Christmas Day in Soup Creek, sorry for going AWOL to Qatar, I’m delighted you kept me in the picture here, and for the white hat, you are the life and soul of the party and a wonderful host, thanks for everything, brilliant writing cheers David!
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David Kavanagh
Date: 12/8/2022 9:27:00 AM
I was just reading up on quasars Jenna, the building blocks of early galaxies, or so they think, but food for thought nonetheless!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/8/2022 7:31:00 AM
Soup Creek is not the same without you, Ranger David. I might have to add a little something extra to go with your new Stetson after those kind compliments. lol I hope you stick around this time. No more trips to Qatar, a quasar, or any place in between.
Date: 12/7/2022 8:54:00 PM
What an entertaining poem, Jenna, soup creek is hopping with your lovely Christmas poems:)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/8/2022 7:30:00 AM
Thanks so much, Jo. I'm very happy that it held your interest.
Date: 12/7/2022 4:15:00 PM
Jenna, a fun and entertaining poem.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 4:21:00 PM
We live on. I hope you’ll be happy when you look inside your stocking. Thanks, Tania.
Date: 12/7/2022 4:06:00 PM
Beautiful Poem Jenna. Your descriptive passages are unsurpassed. As your story unfolds, it gets more interesting by the minute.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 4:19:00 PM
Thanks, Wendy. Soup Creek is a town founded by Tom and grew as some of us took up residence. We protect our own, defend it against thieves and bullies, and have good times. Please visit.
Date: 12/7/2022 3:30:00 PM
I’d heard a rumour about Tom’s oversized stockings, Jenna. Funny, he looks so sweet and innocent in his Soup photo. Hilarious Soup Creek episode, I’ll bet Tom’s already penning his next adventure. Terry
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 3:34:00 PM
It’s not a rumor, Terry. Tom’s stocking is much larger but not because of his physical stature. I’ll leave that information for you to ponder. Someone will write a New Year celebration. Thanks for enjoying the saga.
Date: 12/7/2022 2:50:00 PM
(chuckling) No, I'm laughing out loud. The legend goes on! How enjoyable, and how neat to know that everything is going about as good as can be expected in Soup Creek. Thank you, Jenna! And just so you knows, don't go markin' those cards!!!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 2:54:00 PM
You've earned your gambling reputation honestly, Milt. No markings of any kind would I put on your deck. hmmm would I?
Date: 12/7/2022 1:37:00 PM
Fun! Quite a crew in town. Happy Holidays with no hooligan santa's!! ~;o)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 2:22:00 PM
Our town is getting along very well without the threat of outlaws. Thanks, and happy holidays to you, AP.
Date: 12/7/2022 1:21:00 PM
:))) ... really funny ... I think I have to visit this place ... it will be nice to hear Mayor Tom play his new guitar ... does he sing too ? - hugs
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Sunshine Smile
Date: 12/8/2022 2:58:00 AM
... whiskey helps with most things, Tom ... even a cold :)))
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/7/2022 7:24:00 PM
Your good (under the counter) whiskey might loosen my vocal chords lol
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 2:21:00 PM
Oh, Anne-Lisse, you must come for a visit and perhaps stay. Not sure if Tom sings, but he might if we encourage him! Thanks.
Date: 12/7/2022 12:59:00 PM
Lol absolutely brilliant Jenna, gonna be one hell of a Christmas in Soup Creek, yee haw. Tom
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 1:07:00 PM
LOL Thanks, Tom. I had to delete 4 stanzas because it was too long. I had 14 verses and hadn't yet gotten to the Christmas decorations and a HUGE tree! Maybe they can be worked in for a New Year's follow up.
Date: 12/7/2022 12:56:00 PM
A very enjoyable verse, Jenna! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family - Bob h
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/7/2022 1:04:00 PM
Thank you, Bob, and happy holidays to you and your family.