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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

For Real Toads: an aubade

Grace's prompt today for the writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads is for an aubade, partner to a serenade. It is a morning farewell poem, with no restriction as to rhyme or meter. Merry Christmas, Grace!
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Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go,
Santa's bag needs filling up,
Hi ho, hi ho.

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I've got my paint brush and my list
And I'll be back before I'm missed,
Hi ho, hi ho.

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I'll wrap just one for a surprise
It won't be guessed, just by its size,
Hi ho, hi ho.

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I think today I'll paint some trains
Because I have trains on my brain,
Hi ho, hi ho.

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Farewell, now, I'm off to work
At Christmas time we mustn't shirk
Hi ho, hi ho.

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But just before I go, my dear,
I might have something for you here,
Hi ho, hi ho.
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(I found all these hardworking elves at Christmas Graphics Plus, public domain cartoon art for the holiday season. Thank you!)

13 comments:

Mary said...

Hi ho, Hi ho....this was really a fun aubade. The elves really ARE busy at this time of year.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Bravo.

Also thanks for adding a new word to my vocabulary. No, not hardworking but aubade.

Wishing you and your husband and Lindy a very Merry Christmas.

Gattina said...

Very creative, lol !

Lew said...

Delightful! And a Merry Christmas to you!

diane b said...

You sure do have a way with words.

Fran said...

Very Good! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xxx (And a special kiss for Lindy from Alfie x)

Other Mary said...

Haha - this is a fun one! Merry Christmas Kay!

Marian said...

fun! :)

Phil said...

If you ask me to go birding,
I never ever ever say no,
Hi ho Hi ho

Sorry Kay!

Francisca said...

I had to look up the definition of aubade, too... The Blogger dictionary does not know it either, so I don't feel so bad. :-) Hi ho, hi ho! Hope your and Dick's holiday seasonal is full of Joy, Kay! xo

Heaven said...

Very creative and fun...I like it.

Thanks for the gift ~

Happy Holidays to you and your family ~

turtlememoir said...

What a fun read, Kay! I hope Santa left you something wonderful...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is such a fun read, Kay. I see you have embraced the Christmas spirit.