Before you judge me based on the title–I am not one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in July and doesn’t take down their decorations until the middle of March. This random burst of Christmas in October is totally not my fault. See, I’m taking Writing 201 (a poetry class), and today’s assignment was to write an acrostic on the subject of gifts.
And what’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “gifts”? That’s right! Christmas.
Naturally, I couldn’t help myself from drifting into this seasonal theme.
So, stop giving me weird looks and enjoy this bit of Christmas in October. 🙂
(Oh, and if you don’t know what an acrostic is, pay attention to the first letter of every line.)
Give us a present
Intone the voices, incessant
For Christmas is near
To get more—that is Christmas cheer
And because that one was so short, here’s another. 🙂
Behold, a gift was given like none other
A gift of love, carried by a holy mother
By the hand of God, in a manger was laid
Ye who are broken shall be remade
Just as it was said long ago
Even the sick, the sinners, the low
Shall be healed, forgiven, lifted
Unless the world was gifted
Such struggles would remain unassisted
On a totally unrelated topic, I thought I’d let you all know that I didn’t forget about the poll I took a few weeks ago. There was a lot of interest in the choose your own adventure idea, so I’m going to take a deep breath, plunge into these unknown waters, and to do it. I’m busy coming up with the story right now. I know it’s going to be a fantasy story with a bit of a mystery going on, but I haven’t finished the plot.
Thank you all for voting this idea in. I’m having so much fun with this and I can’t wait to share it with you!