Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chatting with Santa


Last week at church,
chatting with Dave
and his wife Sue,
I discovered he plays Santa
for us at the Feast of St. Nicholas.

I never knew it was him.
He nodded over at my Buddy
and said "He's gotten so tall
this year. How is he doing in school?"
Sue laughed and said "Santa is watching!"

"It's true," Santa said,
"I keep my eye on him.
He has been my special project every year."
"We are a little afraid of Santa" I murmured,
not wanting the boys to hear us.

"I know" said Santa.
"Last year he was brave
and almost agreed to sit on my lap.
His younger brother
has no fear at all, does he?"

I laughed. "I had no idea it was you.
Are you really Santa?"
"Are you kidding?" Sue said.
"Santa comes to breakfast
hoping to see Buddy.

For years Santa has been
hoping to get a smile.
He's working on
getting a hug
from that sweet boy."

Dave laughed
with a twinkle in his eye
and I'm sure I saw
his belly jiggle
just a little.

-Andromeda Jazmon

This week I didn't finish my grad school homework until late yestedary, so I am doing my Friday Poetry on Saturday morning. The round up is at Julie Larios's blog The Drift Record. Enjoy and be thankful!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flu and Asthma poetry

Trisha, at Miss Rumphius Effect, has given us the charge in this week's Monday Poetry Stretch: try a new form called "rictameter, an unrhymed, 9-line poem with a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/10/8/6/4/2 in which the first and last lines are the same."


Swine Flu with Asthma 

Long night.
Coughing non-stop -
little guy has the flu.
No one rests, not mom, who thinks she
might be going to the ER tonight
again, with one sick little boy.
Rocking and listening
to him struggle -
long night.

-Andromeda Jazmon

Written for my own little guy who has asthma and beat the flu. He had to do a nebulizer medication treatment before we went out trick or treating on Halloween. I am also thinking of my friends with sick kids, and all of us struggling this season. God Bless us, every one.

See more rictameter poems on Trisha's blog . The Friday Poetry Roundup is hosted by Greggory K. at Gottabook. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

insomniac haiku

yellow mum

jeweled with morning dew
next to the gas pumps

-Andromeda Jazmon

gas station mums