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Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

12-01-2010 at 02:29:33 AM

Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Dear OP family........I have been asked to help find poems for Christmas...please send me a message if you have written a Christmas poem..........lol

thanks love asha

http://www.originalpoetry.com/poet/ApaqRasgirl

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Last edited by ApaqRasgirl 12-01-2010 at 04:30:23 AM

12-01-2010 at 05:23:23 AM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

12-01-2010 at 05:33:57 AM

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A Letter To Santa Claus

A LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS


Dear Santa Claus
Christmas is around the corner,
We can feel the Xmas breeze;
Rotund and bearded laughing merrily,
You ‘ll soon be here again,.
You’ve got to visit every store.
Or the owners will be sore.
How about that?

Loud speakers will soon be blaring
“Merry Christmas, to all good cheer!”
Coloued lights brightly glittering,
Christmas trees with balloons gleaming,
Lots of carols hearing, friendly greetings,
You ‘ve got to bring great sales,
Cash registers joyful busily ringing,
How about that?

Will you wear that old red suit again?
It seems to me threadbare , needs cleaning.
You’re evergreen, though countless winters seen,
Why not wear a new green suit instead?
Your beard ought to be even greyer
Strained by the current recession stress,
Ought to be less merriment in your eye,
How about that?

Your reindeers are now out of fashion,
You can’t use them to go to Afghanistan
To warm cold soldiers’ hearts.
You need a modern helicopter
And an armoured motor car.
There are some hostile fellow in Iraq,
Who cares not that you bring good cheer,
Unlike Xmas fireworks and balloons,
They’ll blow you up for sure.
How about that?

No longer boys want little rubber toys,
That you shove in hung-up socks. Oh no!
You’ve got to give them computers and such,
Or they’ll tell you keep your stuff,
How about that?

Johnny who lives a squatter in a shack,
No longer wants to beg or steal;
He wants an I-pod and a clarinet,
Now that he has religion.
His sister wants a new lover ,
The old one he up and left,
Took with him her cellular phone,
When she said you’d soon be coming,
And she wants her lamah to sport,
He said she wants everything,
You ought to keep her for yourself,
Since he got no money nor job..
How about that?

They want no wind-up toy.
Everbody is going electronic.
With the world getting bigger and wider;
More bags of gifts are in demand;
As far as I know, and others know too,
You ain’t got a Delivery Company.
My dad needs work, I appeal to you,
He knows how to fly aeroplanes.
He bombed Iran and Bagdad,
And he doesn’t mind wearing a red suit.
Why not give my daddy, the job
To be your assistant, your right hand man?
How about that?

Jock is a guy not on your list last year.
About him you seemed to have forgot.,
Life is slow at his repair shop ;
There gather the youth from the ghetto
To talk politics, sports and smoke pot.
It’s because they have nothing else to do.
Life is hard and that is that,
As bad as In New Orleans and Haiti.
Baby –mother needs perridge and pampas,
Christmas is coming , Santa Claus ,
How about that?

My cousin , Kate, is crying her heart out,
Her schoolmates are going to Mexico,
Led by her pretty Spanish teacher.
Said granpa he ain’t got no money
Even to buy her a new frock.
He lost all he earned in a gambling den,
And drank what a friend loaned him.
Santa Claus, you got to make her uncle pay
Or some rich lady to have mercy,
Or Katy shall miss the trip of her life
To habla with the Spanish señores,
How about that?

Pretty little girls in beautiful dresses.
Smart little boys in ironed pants and shirts .
Girl’s eyes are sparkling like the jewels in their ears,
The lips of boys pert as their shiny shoes.
Ice-cream , cake and favours in abundance,
Screams of joy , surprises and excitement,
While their parents proudly look on,
And gossip with high voices and laughter .
“Here comes Santa,” they will eagerly cry.
Have you forgotten children less favoured,
In huts and hovels and humble homes playing?
How is that?

You can’t climb down chimneys anymore;
There ain’t many left to climb, in fact.
You won’t want to break down doors.
You need an expert to unlock locks.
My father’s friend he knows the works,
But soon he will be on the street,
On his house they shall soon foreclose.
He is able to gain secret entrance,
And he is too long unemployed.
How about that?

Santa Claus, I want so many things,
I am ashamed to bother to ask.
I got to find work by the grace of God,
I got to have a Christmas fling!
If you can make that happen,
I will write you a Christmas reggae song,
How about that?

Santa Claus, I don’t wish the world to forget,
That you come around once a year;
You are a jolly good Christmas game,
The trick adults on children play
To feed them on merry fantasy.
But I wish you were here every day
To teach the world generosity.
We must preserve the legend of your name
To drive away doubts , sorrows and fears .
And expectations keep alive
To see another Merry Christmas.
How about that?

Christmas comes but once a year,
Brings balloons, pepper lights and tinsel,
To deck ourselves with glittering cheer,
Carols and the Christmas treat.
Come, Santa , Come again,
With or without your reindeer!
How about that?

(Written by Cousinsoren, 2010)

Last edited by cousinsoren 12-15-2010 at 06:54:38 PM

12-01-2010 at 09:56:55 AM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Ok Asha,
here's the dill pickle.
It's only me and you on this. I'll ask Dano to do the cover.
But here's the key I need you to contact
http://toysfortots.org/donate/default.asp
and see if they will take, and set up an account for this at
http://www.createspace.com
to handle the sales, and funds.
Also every poem, and poet needs to send us via email
to me and you, and when It's ready,
we will forward every mail to
toys for tots.
And also they need to post the poem here in this thread.

With word of permission, that the poem was written by them, and they give toys for tots permission, and also us, just to handle the poems, with no edits, and they are the copyright owners, and not toys for tots or us.

CastleMist, and Ginga, have sent me stuff but they will have to
send it via email, and post it here as well.
And Springsize also.

I'm in
I can traditionally create the interior, ( a pdf file), and have it done in one day,
but unfortunately, I can't scout, and handle the
deal with toys for tots, and the corespondance with the poets.
There is a Christmas poem thread with ones,
and you have them tagged already.

I have time limits, and personal things at hand.
But I have faith in you, and Dano, so

lets build a SnowPoet

12-01-2010 at 10:10:13 AM

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and we are off, dashing through the snow...........lol

I will get on that asap and get back to you.......

Dear poet family please email me your poem at:
ashadi9895@gmail.com or
shadimelungenar@yahoo.com

Please title the email subject "Christmas Poem 2010, and your username"

yes I just posted my email addy's for all........so please send in your poems and post them to this thread.........thanks so much dear poet family and have a wonderful Christmas...........love ashatongue winktongue rolleyetongue laughred facered facerolleyesrolleyesLOLLOL

Last edited by ApaqRasgirl 12-01-2010 at 10:27:57 AM

12-01-2010 at 11:32:53 AM

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asha... john has asked if i would help do the cover for the book and i would be more than happy to... to put together a rough draft i will need to know the title, what size you want it (ie... the POB book was 8"x10") and perhaps some idea of what you want the cover too look like... or i can just brainstorm and come up with something on my own

let me know how much time we have but regardless i will try to get started on as soon as possible

12-01-2010 at 11:33:40 AM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Asha, OP's great poet, and Book Cover Designer Dano is going to help. smile
And Asha, your letter, was fantastic to the Toys for Tots org.
smile

Ok maybe Papa can add this in the Op's newsletter, smile
so Poets know about it.
And to all we will select three Poets to determine the books entries..

WS

12-01-2010 at 11:55:30 AM

Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems Book Volume One)come jingle for the cause

Quote:
Originally Posted by WordSlinger

Asha, OP's great poet, and Book Cover Designer Dano is going to help. smile
And Asha, your letter, was fantastic to the Toys for Tots org.
smile

Ok maybe Papa can add this in the Op's newsletter, smile
so Poets know about it.
And to all we will select three Poets to determine the books entries..

WS


Thank you John, just doing my part. I am glad you approve of the letter I sent.....I will have some help from here at home that is good at working with these things......

and thanks to you Dano for agreeing to be part of this wonderful idea for Christmas to help kids........as for the book cover and size I will talk to John and see what he thinks..........I love the size of the POB book you did, so if you want we can start with that size......Also as this is a Christmas book and it is going to help kids and because Christmas is mostly for the kids, I think a cover design that will reflect a kids eye view of Christmas would be great.......Maybe like capturing the moment through a child's eyes of Christmas morning when they come downstairs and discover tons of presents under a tree..........or maybe use something to reflect and even greater Christmas gift like a parent coming home from the war and hugging their precious child.......maybe do it in a cartoon theme like looking through a child's eyes.......so what do ya think..........send us whatever you come up with to start and see how it goes.......I am sure this will be an easy job for you.....grinsss......thanks all..love asharolleyesrolleyesred facered face

Last edited by ApaqRasgirl 12-01-2010 at 12:22:02 PM

12-01-2010 at 12:11:49 PM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Asha I am seeing Christmas Poems popping on OP, like a storm.
Can you get some one to help you?
This is a thread weave of last years poems I collected.
2009 OPs Christmas Poems
http://www.originalpoetry.com/forum/view/topic/topic_id/2785

12-01-2010 at 12:21:00 PM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems Book Volume One)come jingle for the cause

Dear OP family;
We are gathering Christmas poems for a Christmas book to be published to raise money for toys r us to help needy children. If you have a Christmas poem you would like to donate to the cause please post it in the book thread and email me a copy of your poem. Make sure you sign the poem with your name and date. All entries for the book will be selected by a private vote. Here is the link to the book thread to post your submissions:
http://www.originalpoetry.com/forum/view/topic/topic_id/4877#22067

Please email me a copy of your post or the link to it to:
ashadi9895@gmail.com or
shadimelungenar@yahoo.com

I am just the scout gathering as many entries as I can. Later a group that has not submitted will be selected to vote on the entries for the book........All entries will retain the poets name and copyright to that poet.......

Thank you my dear poet family, now lets get together and make this happen and show are support for those in need.
Love ya lots Asha
tongue winktongue winktongue winkred facered facerolleyesrolleyesLOLLOL

12-01-2010 at 12:28:31 PM

RE: RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WordSlinger

Asha I am seeing Christmas Poems popping on OP, like a storm.
Can you get some one to help you?
This is a thread weave of last years poems I collected.
2009 OPs Christmas Poems
http://www.originalpoetry.com/forum/view/topic/topic_id/2785


I will do what I can.....and ask around for someone to help but so far it's not that big....I will copy and paste all entries to a doc and after the entries have been selected I will edit the doc and send it your way.........as far as the older poems go, I will peek through them and gather a few but I think we should not go back to far as there are lots of Christmas poems being posted everyday for this years holiday. But I will gather all I can, my part is really not that hard. The hard part will be on the team selected to vote on the entries, after that I will edit the doc leaving the selected entries in and send it. This will be loads of fun......

To make this easier I have posted both here and in the other Christmas thread for those wishing to donate their poem to post it here in this thread and email me their post or link as well.....We will get this going and done........love ashared facered facerolleyesrolleyestongue winktongue laugh

12-01-2010 at 12:33:23 PM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems Book Volume One)jingle for the cause

Submitted for the cause by abuelita1

Super A's Casa...A Christmas Poem
In the month of December, throughout Super A's casa,

She's looking for help to make tamales, to help make and spread out the masa.

The grandchildren all hang the Christmas lights with care,

While putting up decorations, here, there and everywhere.

Empanaditas and stuffed sopapillas

Will be a treat, not just plain flour tortillas.

We'll be drinking hot chocolate, because it is cold,

Looking out at the snow never gets old.

Stacking wood for the fireplace, now that's a chore.

To keep the house warm *PLEASE* close the door.

For those who want to help Super A make and spread out the masa,

Just report to Super A's casa!

Written by
abuelita1
2010

http://www.originalpoetry.com/super-as-casaa-christmas-poem

Thank you dear for messaging me to post this for you.......and thanks for donating to this wonderful cause.......love ashaLOLLOLred facered facegringrin

Last edited by ApaqRasgirl 12-01-2010 at 12:35:12 PM

12-01-2010 at 04:20:37 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by WordSlinger

Ok Asha,
here's the dill pickle.
It's only me and you on this. I'll ask Dano to do the cover.
But here's the key I need you to contact
http://toysfortots.org/donate/default.asp
and see if they will take, and set up an account for this at
http://www.createspace.com
to handle the sales, and funds.
Also every poem, and poet needs to send us via email
to me and you, and when It's ready,
we will forward every mail to
toys for tots.
And also they need to post the poem here in this thread.

With word of permission, that the poem was written by them, and they give toys for tots permission, and also us, just to handle the poems, with no edits, and they are the copyright owners, and not toys for tots or us.

CastleMist, and Ginga, have sent me stuff but they will have to
send it via email, and post it here as well.
And Springsize also.

I'm in
I can traditionally create the interior, ( a pdf file), and have it done in one day,
but unfortunately, I can't scout, and handle the
deal with toys for tots, and the corespondance with the poets.
There is a Christmas poem thread with ones,
and you have them tagged already.

I have time limits, and personal things at hand.
But I have faith in you, and Dano, so

lets build a SnowPoet



is snowpoet the title of the book

12-01-2010 at 04:23:51 PM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Snow Poets and selected Christmas Verse, maybe
something along that song, lol

12-01-2010 at 04:48:41 PM

RE: RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WordSlinger

Snow Poets and selected Christmas Verse, maybe
something along that song, lol


good one John, I kinda like SnowPoet

12-01-2010 at 04:53:20 PM

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submitted by ginga
Thanks for contributing to the cause...




Believe

twinkle frosty night
dipper all aglow
stardust drifts below
arms reach up to sky
moon drifts into view
beckons those on earth
to sing songs of mirth
echo- midnight croon

tannenbaum so green
towering up above
purest whitest dove
perched upon a limb
pinecones don the tree
gentle breeze unveil
platinum moon so pale
unspoken poem of glee

mystical legends, theories
poets, muses, sages
messages penned through ages
until great news was spread
miracle, (gift from God)
to virgin Mary’s arms
infant hid from harm
inn in Bethlehem

snowfall coats the earth
this holiest of days
child born to amaze
cleanse souls that forsake
alleluia heard on high
angelic song sublime
echoes for all time
celebrate their king

Christmas tidings plenty
snowy blustery night
stockings hung by firelight
kitchen smells so sweet
flavors to be savored
nuts, oranges, mincemeat pie,
breads, puddings, to espy
await holiday feast


LBW copyright 2009

Last edited by ApaqRasgirl 12-01-2010 at 09:18:06 PM

12-01-2010 at 04:58:04 PM

RE: RE: RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dano

Originally Posted by WordSlinger

Ok Asha,
here's the dill pickle.
It's only me and you on this. I'll ask Dano to do the cover.
But here's the key I need you to contact
http://toysfortots.org/donate/default.asp
and see if they will take, and set up an account for this at
http://www.createspace.com
to handle the sales, and funds.
Also every poem, and poet needs to send us via email
to me and you, and when It's ready,
we will forward every mail to
toys for tots.
And also they need to post the poem here in this thread.

With word of permission, that the poem was written by them, and they give toys for tots permission, and also us, just to handle the poems, with no edits, and they are the copyright owners, and not toys for tots or us.

CastleMist, and Ginga, have sent me stuff but they will have to
send it via email, and post it here as well.
And Springsize also.

I'm in
I can traditionally create the interior, ( a pdf file), and have it done in one day,
but unfortunately, I can't scout, and handle the
deal with toys for tots, and the corespondance with the poets.
There is a Christmas poem thread with ones,
and you have them tagged already.

I have time limits, and personal things at hand.
But I have faith in you, and Dano, so

lets build a SnowPoet



is snowpoet the title of the book


I am sorry to say that toys for tots has turned us down on our offer.....but we will not give up....there are many more out there and while John is searching for another contact I will continue to gather poems together for the book.....So please post your poems for the cause.......There are many children's organizations out there to help....thanks dear family.......love asha

12-01-2010 at 06:27:57 PM

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12-01-2010 at 07:45:00 PM

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Hey I already told him how much I love it.......great job Dano
I think it is perfect......I can already see this in the hands of lots of kids
and meeeeee.........grinssssss
love ashatongue winktongue rolleyetongue laughrolleyesrolleyesrolleyesgringringrin

12-01-2010 at 09:23:25 PM

RE: Come one, Come all ye poets (Christmas Poems)Book title "SnowPoets"

Wow, the book cover is great, Thanks Dano. I think we can run with this unless you come up with a better one......but I like it and so does WS........

Come one, come all ye poets, to jingle your Christmas bells in support of needy children.......If you have a Christmas poem you would like to donate for the book please post it here in this thread......Make sure you sign and date your poem so credit will be given to the authors........Have a Merry Christmas my dear OP Family.
love ashagrinLOLcheesesmilerolleyestongue laughtongue rolleyetongue wink

12-01-2010 at 11:17:48 PM

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12-01-2010 at 11:31:22 PM

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lol, Dano this cover is alive, brilliant, so a snowball fight for the back, with a child with a book in hand, that says poetry today would be to me, Hilarious,

A big round of applause for Dano.

12-01-2010 at 11:32:02 PM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

lol, Dano this cover is alive, brilliant, so a snowball fight for the back, with a child with a book in hand, that says poetry today would be to me, Hilarious,

A big round of applause for Dano.

12-01-2010 at 11:34:44 PM

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12-01-2010 at 11:40:51 PM

RE: Calling All Poets (Christmas Poems)

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.