The Birth of Old St. Nick

The Birth of Old St. Nick

A Poem by Corset
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A Christmas story

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She emerges from the grey light
"speak to them," she said
and all the plants beneath her feet
quivered in the Northern wind
"..and the Stars shall cry snowflakes
and the land will be covered in lies
as thick and slick as the ice outside"
"He shall never speak to me again" he cries
but she merely said
"Laugh jolly and he will remember we have choices"
and his wine bottle penis leaned like the
tower of Pisa into the grip epistle,
and He spoke to the night and day
and into the night again.
Prophesy fell like the tears of Stars
in flurries and drifts that wrapped the Earth
in the winter of an old man's beard.
...and when he awoke he remembered
but a thought " did that really happen?"
I am married again and to the smile of spring
and these thoughts were made manifest and
his lies were the gifts he gave to children,
and never was there a bigger bigamy born
for he had wives o'plenty,
and in return, this was the gift she gave to him
and every one with the breath of flowers.

© 2017 Corset



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What a tale set in your typical untypical profusion of words, dear you! Your phrasing is magical, ' .. all the plants beneath her feet ~ quivered in the Northern wind ~~..and the Stars shall cry snowflakes ~ and the land will .. '

You seem to have tip-tilted the believed or considered Truthagainst Myth here and in pretty ripe language, in fact - methinks, this is one of your flights of mind as well as heart-felt language.
This is more than an extraordinary Christmas story. - forgive my late review, please. Happy everything for 2018. xx

Posted 1 Week Ago


Corset

6 Days Ago

love Christmas, hate Santa
WOW....quite the fractured fairy tale! The imagery is unique and creative. "and the Stars shall cry snowflakes and the land will be covered in lies
as thick and slick as the ice outside" downright magical words. So lovely. Lydi**

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Corset

1 Week Ago

Thank you Lydia XD
We always tell the kids that Santa Clause is the spirit of Christmas... I really enjoyed your take on the myth,

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Corset

3 Weeks Ago

to each his own, my friend, I just get worked up over the squat little elven b*****d who stole the l.. read more
I like your perspective to this charming story.as usual you have a great handle of using words and imagery to describe your stories
Well done

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Corset

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you KC! XD I have very strong opinions about dear old santa claus, I have always refused to .. read more
oh my...dark Santa ..absolutely a read over poem..wow... not your typical Santa eh!? ..i am a little confused by the "hes" as they go back and forth ..small typo in "his lies where the gifts he gave to children," i think you mean "were" .. i see winters death and springs rebirth in this ..but there is so much going on inbetween..so many very strong lines ..have to say that these:
""Laugh jolly and he will remember we have choices"
and his wine bottle penis leaned like the
tower of Pisa into the grip epistle," are mind blowing ..any thought of a feel good Christmas poem gone ;) .."The Birth of Old St. Nick" also reminds me of the struggle I had when raising my children...to gift or not to gift ..after all the gifting is a big lie sold to all fine consumers ..but i never did have the fortitude to put my children through that..thinking as they gathered around school buddies hearing "what did you get" what did you get" etc. and having to very sadly say "nothing" ..we didn't get anything ..ohhhh i simply could not do that ;) i think this is an incredible poem ...lots i do not ken in it ..but the feel is honest appraisal
E.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Corset

3 Weeks Ago

again you bail me out with your excellent review , my personal beliefs are that gift giving is a bea.. read more

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