What to write – and think – about Boxing Day…

Boxing Day isn’t celebrated everywhere, but in England it has traditions going back to the 17th century. Here’s a short commentary, in verse of course!

What to write - and think - about Boxing Day

No, not this type of Boxing Day…

BOXING DAY (Dec 26th)

by Suzan St Maur

Boxing Day is not for some
Whose post Yule day means not a crumb [Read more…]

COLD: Writing From The Heart

This post in our series, “Writing from the heart,” is a dark and disturbing piece that rang many bells for me about a family relationship, and made my heart go out to this talented newcomer to freelance writing from Westchester, New York, USA. Please welcome Jen Persichetti…Sz.

COLD - writing from the heart

“The person who gave me life murdered my soul.”

COLD

By Jen Persichetti

Because of you I am dead behind the eyes
Because of you I am afraid of happiness, and even hold guilt for it [Read more…]

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?

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

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…

[Read more…]

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
With horrible smells. [Read more…]

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