Sunday, 7 December 2008

Scribble Soup Prompt #37: Santa's new jingle

No good at jingles, but I wrote this:

Promise me this, Santa


I'm giving back your sleepless nights,
the early bedtimes and secret sights;
I'm giving back your tailored tree,
the giftbox mountains and unwrapped glee.
I'm giving back your grateful lies,
the fry-ups and soft mince pies;
I'm giving back your family rounds,
the cheap cards and excess pounds.
I'm giving back your turkey dinner,
the eggnog and the cracker winner;
I'm giving back your evening flick,
the cava and the candle wick.
I'm giving back your little unit,
the easy life and simple circuit;
I'm giving back your careless antic,
and one whole day of innocent magic.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Your jingle works! Give it all back! What a neat twist on a holiday that seemingly grows more commercial every year. I can remember when the advertisers waited until AFTER Thanksgiving. These days, we're lucky if they wait until Halloween. :)

Bobbi said...

Great jingle! This is soooo much better than some of the jingles on TV and radio!

Lilly said...

I love it!