For many of us, the holiday season is in full force. Which can be amazing, overwhelming, exhausting and even depressing. I re-discovered the magic by recalling my favorite holiday movie, Elf. The wacky humor and the irrepressible optimist, Buddy the elf, can melt the cold, black heart of the Grinchiest of us. And make us laugh until we turn the snow yellow.
This weekend we’re asking you to write 33 words that will make us laugh or smile. Even a chuckle will do. We look forward to the communal spirit lifting. Good luck!
The mistletoe hung
in hopes of some kissing
The turkey was stuffed
but my band-aid was missing
Out came the stuffing
just to be sure
That’s when I saw it
on the kitchen floor
Yesterday, my day started out with my own personal grief and then as the tragic events in Connecticut unfolded in the media, I was joined by many others. I had to dig deep to find the funny but I am a true believer in the healing power of laughter so I decided to look to the Ghost of Christmas Past to provide me with the memory of a chuckle.
This poem as written in response to this week’s prompt at Trifecta: