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    What A Mess! Contest Winner 
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: November 25, 2020      Views: 50

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Victoria Rivas is a retired computer programmer and math teacher. She now runs a martial arts studio for her retirement job.

She is also poetry addict. Victoria featured around CT and NY for about 15 years (from 1995-2010), including many CT - more...

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What a mess!
"The Day After Christmas" by Victoria...
'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house,
where my family was sleeping, including my spouse, 
was a mess piled high from the previous day 
amid new Christmas presents, a huge disarray. 

There was paper and boxes and ribbons galore 
and leftover dinner. We couldn't eat any more. 
There were dishes and silverware, pans in the sink 
and the random half-full, and one half-empty, drink. 

So I put on a movie. White Christmas of course 
and started right in with a singular force.
Out paper! Out ribbons! Out boxes! Out food! 
Gifts under the tree, stacked in piles, subdued.

Like a great yuletide demon I tear through the rooms 
to rid the whole house of all trash where it looms, 
until once again, the house clean and neat, 
I enjoy my vacation, and put up my feet.

Writing Prompt
Write a poem about a mess! As long as your poem is about making a mess, or encorporates the topic of messes, anything goes. Creative approaches are welcomed. Contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner. Now let's get sloppy!
What A Mess!
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Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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