Saturday, December 24, 2016

Twas An Eve Before Publishing...

(I first posted this silly poem on December 24th, 2012. I hope you enjoy my sharing this with my readers again...)
Twas An Eve Before Publishing
By Donna L Martin

Twas an eve before publishing,
And when all throughout my house,
I’d just finished a story
About a cat and a mouse.
Next year would be busy
With many stories to write,
But what if I’m not published,
Tho I try hard as I might?
I shut down my old laptop
And turned off the light,
When suddenly a noise
Rang out in the night.
I rushed to my door
To sneak a peek outside;
There stood an old wizard
With a donkey named Clyde.
He said he was Berlin
And came bearing a gift
Of a new Mac computer
And a bag he could scarcely lift.
He asked could he come inside,
And get out of the harsh cold?
Well, I gladly let him in
After the story he told.
He was going to Vegas
To try his luck with the dice,
But got lost near the North Pole
And met a dude who was nice.
“I’ll help you get to Vegas,
If you stop along the way.
I don’t have time to visit
The Martins by Christmas Day!”
Then Berlin opened his sack
While books spilled to the floor.
Lots of writer references,
Author stories I adore.
“Here's all the magic you need
To make the right dreams come true.
It takes belief in yourself.
Hard work. It's all up to you!”
The wizard smiled, then turned to go
Out into the winter night.
But I heard words softly said
As I turned off the porch light.
“Good luck in the coming year,
With a book contract or two.
But should you run into that dude,
Clyde wants a blanket in blue!”



  1. Clyde can't have Tommy's red blanket.

  2. Nopie...he'll have to get his own...;-)

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  3. Happy Christmas Ellen!

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  4. This made me smile! Blessings to Clyde in the coming year! And may we all have many moments of creative joy!

  5. Hi Carole and welcome to my blog! I'm glad you enjoyed my little poem...

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  6. Beautiful! Merry Christmas Donna. Wishing you all the best with lots of love in 2017.

    1. Hi Diane! The same to you, Diane!

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    1. Hi Erik! I hope Santa was very good to you this year...;~)

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