View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ho! Ho! ... Oh! - A Bad Haiku Christmas


Birthday shotgun

Clem’s birthday shotgun
provided the Christmas feast –
Rudolph’s final flight

Fruitcake

Aunt Ann’s old fruitcake
arrived for Christmas again
(no, not Uncle Ed)

Scurry Christmas

over the river
and through the woods we scurry –
in-laws still find us

What’s the poop?

Next year, Santa, please
along with your reindeer bring
a pooper scooper

Stale Cookies

finding stale cookies
Santa raids the cheapskate’s fridge –
ah, a pecan pie

Sleep?

folks in their beds with
visions of credit card bills
dancing in their heads

Gingerbread cookies

half-eaten cookie
clutched in Santa’s stiff fingers –
wicked witch cackles

Ned makes the naughty list

prone beneath the tree
an unconscious Santa Claus –
Ned’s booby trap worked

Beep … beep

Christmas morning Mass –
during Father’s homily
beeps from new game boys

Practical joke

practical joke with
Ex Lax explains why reindeer’s
nickname was “Dumper”


(I was prompted to write these by a "contest." I will try to get to confession this weekend.)

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6 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

Oh Wow.....there are some major contenders here.
BRAVO...oh twisted one.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Good job.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Terra said...

Ok, I love the sleep one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Cheryl Lage said...

You had me from "Clem's Birhtday Shotgun!" ;) Great work!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Bia said...

I like your Uncle Ed haiku...and the in laws one

sounds like you have a fun family!!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love the surprise endings -- You're the O.Henry of Haiku! :)

9:37 AM  

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