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my christmas wish

my christmas wish

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
"

it's maybe a bit early but whatever...

"
~

i climbed up onto santa's knee
to tell him all i want this year
is new eyes for my poor old grandma
and for my grandpa,  brand new ears

after much careful thought he said
that he would do all that he could
but sometimes things are meant to happen
just as surely as they rightly should

because maybe it just might be better
if good old grandma couldn't see
that grandpa’s sneaking oatmeal cookies
and snooping underneath the tree

and maybe it just might be better
for dear old sneaky grandpa too
to not hear grandma's constant nagging
about where he should go
                        and the things he should do.

~



© 2018 Ana Papaya



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this is really cute and funny...but also serious...brings back memories of most of the last several years of my dad's life...mostly with very bad if any hearing...

my poor mother had to try to yell so he could hear her, and her voice really broke in the later years from doing that...
they did both have good vision...but i always thought it was so unfair that my dad lost his hearing like he did...
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

it really is unfair. i'm glad you saw the cute and funny in this. :) thanks Jacob



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Santa was wise. My step-father can't hear my mother complaining. Maybe a blessing? I enjoyed the poem. A nice twist of words dear Ana. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Thx Coyote. Glad you liked it. :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I did enjoy and you are welcome dear Ana.
What a fun piece! A clever take on a perceptive Santa.
Nicely done, and all the best,
Lanny

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

thanks very much Lanny!
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Gee
Hmmmm, I remember sitting on his knee and hoping that the growing bulge in his trousers was just loose change moving in his pocket !!
I'm already as deaf as a post and to be fair my eyesight is none to good. My good lady wife will be able to get up to all sorts and I will neither see not hear in years to come ( some of my hearing " problems " are selective, as you might well imagine)
Hi ma'am, hope you and the brood are well :))


Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Yep, our up and have just put the lights up on the front of the house, I'm bloody freezing !!
Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

it is so so so cold here too. the dog needs walking and I do not want to go out. he's still young .. read more
Gee

3 Months Ago

No snow here yet, cold and windy..
I love that this poem has a serious side as well as being great fun. Nicely conveyed Ana. Well done.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

thank you Chris, i'm so glad you liked this one :)
dear Ana... eyes for grandma and ears for grandpa... what a sweet request to Santa...
Children are very aware of important things to
find under the tree on Christmas Eve... they both may receive a trained German Shepherd to help them see and hear. Very loving poem.
Fondly, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

thank you Patricia, a hearing eye dog, it sounds like just the thing :)
splendid.. seems you got Christmas all wrapped up and in the bag.... N x

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

oh yes, piece of cake :)
Neville Pettitt

3 Months Ago

sounds good to me...
This is adorable :) My father's memory is going, so he keeps on telling the same jokes....a few times, on the same day - at least they are funny, so it's easy to laugh again. It is hard to watch them grow old, though. I think it is part of the cycle of life, though. They were our ears and eyes when we were helpless as babies, and in old age they are the ones becoming helpless. I think it is just fitting that we become their eyes and ears :)

Beautifully written. I am looking forward now to laugh a bit this Christmas ;)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

I hope you and your father share many laughs and smiles over the holidays :)

Thank yo.. read more
Well if there is any justice, the girl that wrote this will wake up on xmas day and get everything she wants for xmas. Such a beautiful thought, to want for others and some may say childhood innocence, but I see childhood maturity, and childhood/childish is not an insult in my book, I have it on recoed many times that I think they should be put in charge.
Right, now im going back into grinch mode :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

What a wonderful comment. :)
Thanks Lorry! I agree with you. Being childish is not so bad a.. read more
Lorry

3 Months Ago

Well, I have hot chocolate and marshmallows, as well as coffee and soup, for central heating, so im .. read more
This is a beautiful way to show how logic can both be revealing and concealing. Happiness in ignorance, so to speak.

Of course it begs the question, is it better not to know and be comfortable? Or is it better to know and be not so much?

Since it's the holidays I'll go with the former.

("happiness in slavery" is a song Trent Reznor wants you to listen to... after the holidays, of course)


Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Medium Dave

3 Months Ago

(seriously, sorry about where this thread ended up. I should of just left things with the shuttle c.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

It's no big deal. I'm happy you liked my grandma and grandpa poem. :)
Medium Dave

3 Months Ago

That's kind of you to say. There's another song Trent Reznor wants you to listen to... (it's not a.. read more
This is a beautiful way to show how God can work in mysterious ways. We humans are so hung up on thinking things should go a certain way -- the way we WANT things to go, as if God is screwing up when things aren't going "our way." It's very creative to playfully chide us for the way we can let our expectations ruin a perfectly good plan! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Ha! Love the angle you gave this. Fantastic!
Thanks Margie!

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