This is my first Christmas/holiday season with this blog and I wasn’t sure what to do. A top book list of 2015? A writer’s Christmas list? All these things were being done by most of the blogs I follow and other such lists were all over social media. I wanted to do something in keeping with the holiday spirit and so, true to my inner child, I elected to write a letter to Santa and post it on the blog.
But, being a writer and this being a blog post, it couldn’t be just any old letter. So, I wrote it as a poem—the first poem I’ve written in a very long time. I’m a little rusty, but I had to send something to the North Pole ASAP before Krampus could get wind of my lack of holiday spirit!
I was hoping you could bring me a new muse,
mine never shows up when I have time to lose.
She strikes at work and when I’m falling asleep,
when I do coax her out, she barely whispers to me.
I think this muse is for somebody else,
somebody who doesn’t need as much help.
Mine makes me work for that really good feeling
of writing a scene that will leave readers reeling.
I get up while it’s dark, I work late at night
to make sure my readers can’t walk away from a fight.
She helps me write and rewrite and she sets the bar high,
until I make each and every critique partner cry.
On second thought, my muse and I are two of a kind,
she makes me earn my story, I guess I don’t really mind.
Instead, I think what I really, really want
is a TARDIS, a time-turner, or a sarcasm font.
So hurry to my apartment on this Christmas night
so I can go back a few days and have time to write.
I’ll leave cookies and milk, never you fear,
I’ll even loan you my therapy reindeer!
Hoping you have a merry time,
Happy holidays! Hopefully you are snuggled up with your loved ones (pets included), a steaming mug of hot chocolate (with marshmallows), and enjoying a Star Wars spoiler-free holiday (or seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens). 🙂