Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Con


Here I am, two days late with the Saturday Centus. (But hey, at least I got one done, right?) I'm so busy this month that even my blogging is suffering. Seems like I'm lucky to post a couple of times a week. Anyway, here it is...100 words and a picture prompt. Thanks, Jenny!


Christmas Con
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

Beware the charming Christmas squirrel.
He gathers nuts and such.
His look is soft and fluffy, but
don't trust the rogue too much.

His scampering about is
calculated to confuse.
Those button eyes, that bushy tail
are but a clever ruse.

And now he's wearing Santa's cap
upon his scheming head.
Do not be fooled, my friends. He should
be viewed with creeping dread.

I'm outing him. Right here and now.
The rascal wrecked my ceiling.
He chewed right through without a thought,
devoid of Christian feeling.

Look at him! All up in our faces,
acting like a saint.
He's just a fat rat with a tail,
and don't you think he ain't.


Gail said...


yaya said...

Hahaha! My Mom battles the squirrels every summer..they eat her outdoor furniture. My sister caught them trying to get the netting off the gazebo. They pop the tops off the tulips every spring! I wouldn't be surprised if they showed up with a Santa hat on! Love the poem!

Brian Miller said...

say it aint so! i love playful...i am sure he did not mean to eat a hole in the ceiling...he was probably filling in for santa and could not find a way to bring in the presents...smiles.

karen said...

There's a little squirrel that runs back and forth across the top of my fence every day - probably stealing dog or cat food a couple of houses down! Cute to watch, but wouldn't want him living in my attic!

Rinkly Rimes said...

You've just maligned my husband's favourite animal! But you've done it in a delightful way!

Kris Osage said...

Oh,what a darling, humorous poem ! You truly have a marvelous gift with poetry...excellent writing !!! :)

SilverGardenia said...

This is beautiful!

Annmarie Pipa said...

you really do have a flair for writing!!
i am so swamped too...behind before the day even starts...

Caroline said...

Gotta love the fat rats! ;)

And I love this poem--made me smile, Sue!


Grandma Honey said...

"devoid of Christian feeling" in relation to a squirrel was so funny how you put that in!

EG CameraGirl said...

Squirrels sure can wreak havoc with the ceilings, walls and roofs of a house. The do look innocent though. ;)

Brian Miller said...

smiles....happy friday sue...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Oh! No! He does look harmless, but you are right he has done a lot of damage.

lissa said...

perhaps he just need some holiday cheer? any squirrel can change right?

strangely not an unhopeful tale.

hope you have a great day.

Kristin Klein said...

Heheheh - they are so mischiveous! Yet they are still some of my favorites . . . can't resist leaving the treats out to attract them to come around :)


Jenny said...

Oh Sue! I loved this! The last line is so perfect!

It is amazing how something so darling can be so destructive!

Really, really cute writing!

Thanks for the smile!

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