‘Tis the day after Christmas

Tis the day after Christmas, and all through the blog,
The cursors blink quietly; the writers’ve had too much eggnog.
The word counts are stagnant, the posts left undone,
For the world offers distractions, so many, pick one!

There’s Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hannukah, oh my.
There’s Kwanzaa and New Year’s and, uh… Fruit Cake Toss Day, why try?
How could I write through all this disturbance?
I wouldn’t get more than one pathetic-ass sentence.

My fraud is exposed. I know I’m a dreamer.
And somehow I left the party with this Moo Cow Creamer.
A cow (who picked this?) seems complacent and common
But suddenly I realize this is something to think on.

When I look at the page, blank as new-fallen snow,
I can’t help but remember what all writers know:
Like a cow turns grass to milk overnight,
It’s another strange alchemy, but… writers write.

So now, Asa and Jamie and Gina and Jessie!
On, Morgan, and Mary and EJ! On, me!
And the rest of you writers with stories to tell,
Keep writing! Just writing! Feel free to misspell!

A new year is coming with new books in mind
Plus new chances to squander our scant writing time.
So listen to the Moo Cow as she lows sweet and sure,
“Happy eggnog to all! Now go write some moo-re!”

Write Moo-re by Jessa Slade


About Jessa Slade

Jessa Slade is the author of the Marked Souls urban fantasy romance series (NAL Signet Eclipse), the Steel Born paranormal romance series (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings), and award-winning self-published science fiction romance with Hotter on the Edge. You can find her online at all the usual haunts.

Posted on December 26, 2013, in Auth: Jessa Slade and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I didn’t know you were a poet. Great post Jessa!


  2. Love your writing! Jessa. So glad you are in our family.


    • I thought about retouching the cow to make her more aesthetic, but then I decided she was perfectly appropriate to the writing life: a little crusty, a little wonky in the perspective department. But she is out standing in her field 😉


  3. So much fun. The cow is telling me to not have any moooooooore chocolate and get to work on my manuscript instead.

    Happy New Year to everyone!


  4. You are very clever. The cow is telling me mooo–ve from couch to chair in front of computer. 🙂


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