What to write in Christmas cards – or are they disappearing?

So many people now say they aren’t sending cards or Christmas newsletters this Holiday Season but are making a donation to charity instead … “so consider yourselves wished Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah / etc.” A bit abrupt and unfeeling perhaps?

What to write in Christmas cards - or are they disappearing?

Bland, politically sanitised greetings have replaced Santa’s cheeky poetry

And is a “virtual Christmas greeting” – i.e. emailed – as sincere as a mailed, handwritten card, or is it just a cheap and easy cop-out for people who haven’t got the time or interest to write out and send real cards?

What happened to all those glorious written Christmas messages of the past?

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Before I Was A Mom – writing from the heart

In this new series, “writing from the heart,” we look at writing that connects us with emotions and feelings and shares those through words, in a way that no other form of communication can.

We start with this lovely piece about being a mother, sent to me by my cousin Alyson from Ottawa, Canada. The original author is unknown.

Before I Was A Mom

poem about being a Mom

Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on, pooped on, spat on, chewed on, peed on.

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Life and people being shirty? New book of poems gets down and dirty

Life and people being shirty?

Try this book: get down and dirty…

New book of rude poetry by humorist Suzan St Maur

Cheer up – people annoy animals, too. Find out why and have a good laugh in your copy of Mischieverse…

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A post-Thanksgiving lament written after cooking dinner…

To celebrate both the US Thanksgiving and Black Friday, here is a specially adapted version of a poem I wrote in my new book of naughty, humorous verse, Mischieverse. Hope you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and happy rest-of-the-Holidays to you all in the USA…

Funny poem about Thanksgiving
Post-Thanksgiving Lament

Thanksgiving is finished
The big bird is gone
Hacked with the carving
And perfectly spun…

…into many waste products
Down sewers and wells
In horrible forms
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My secret writing hobbies … I’ve been outed, from rude poems to horses

It all started a few years ago when a friend asked me to write a poem for his father-of-the-bride speech about his son-in-law-to-be, whom he loathed.

Rude poems from Suzan St Maur

Limericks are not my forte: rude poetry is.

I wrote one that seemed innocent enough to those outside the inner circle, but was a slight stab up the nose for the poor SOB who had just married my friend’s daughter. What we ended up with was a funny limerick that made Dad’s point without causing the bride to faint from embarrassment.

Strangely enough, these days I’m working quite closely with the inimitable Lewis Williams who has written hilarious, filth-spewing limericks about endless places … [Read more…]

New book of very rude poems guarantees laughs to cure most problems

Want relief from daily stress?

Try this book – it’s just the best.

New volume of funny poems out this week on Amazon

Mischieverse is here, so get your copy now – there’s nothing better than a good laugh (and a rude one at that) to relieve the stress of our daily lives…

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