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Tinker

From the Heart

Exhausted from his midnight trek Old Nick
collapsed in a fold. These annual Christmas trips
were harder and harder each year. While his hips
got larger and larger and he became less quick.
                   To Santa with Love.

He drug his almost empty sack from the sleigh
and said, "What ho? What is this that I missed?"
It tumbled to the snow. Had he been remiss?
A gift to whom? He'd like to know, but wait . . 
                   To Santa with Love.

He raised his eyebrow in discovery mode
when recognizing the hand of Lilly Elf,
the precious pixie in charge of "do it yourself"
she spoke for all when she tearfully wrote the ode.
                   To Santa with Love.

It seems his elves noticed his growing girth
and decided he needed a scheduled, active life
so gifted a Fit-Bit to help Santa thrive
and cookies scratched from his diet herewith.
                   To Santa with Love.
                                      ~~Judi Van Gorder

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badger11

😁lovely seasonal cheer Tink

typo on drug?

best

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Tinker

Thanks Badge,   but "drug"  ???   isn't that correct, he drug the blanket behind him?   He drug it around the room...  Is there another way to spell it?  

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Tinker

Thanks for the article Badge,  interesting.    I've been asking everyone I encounter today, and they all agree,   "drug" is how it should be said.  Haha....  It must be a California thing.

Now its a quandary, how do I write proper English and sound like me?  "dragged" sounds so awkward to my ear.

~~Tink

 

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badger11

Dialect is fine. I use it all the time!

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FrasMac

Hi Tink this made me laugh, once I'd got past "drug" which is a distinctly American way of saying "dragged", which nobody in the UK uses.

Also "Old Nick" in Scotland refers to the Devil, whereas Santa would be "Saint Nick" - but I liked the poem, what form is this please?

 

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Tinker

Thanks Mac,  I've always contended that the proper form of English is only spoken here in Cali.  😂   Surf's up dude.

The form was in the notes but somehow the link was skewed.  I fixed it.   It is the Tennyson  which is an invented form found in Pathways for the Poet taken from the frame of Tennyson's,  Ask Me No More.   

~~Tink

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tonyv

LOL, I've always said dragged, haven't heard drug, but I have heard more than one person around here say stood when he meant stayed. The one I would have to look up before using it would be "lie" as in lie down. "Did I lie down?" "I lay down?" I'm too lazy to look it up in the moment. :rolleyes:

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Tinker

Well  in all fairness Tony, you do live on the other side of the continent and you do speak with a funny accent.  As I said, it's a California thing.  😎

~~Tink

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