Nutcracker toy lay broken on the floor,
I try to sleep, but I have to fix him.
Creeping downstairs, there’s quite a commotion,
Mice and Gingerbread Soldiers are at war!
Tin Soldiers arrive, ripping limb from limb,
Mice are advancing by the time I see,
Nutcracker needs help, needs a distraction.
A slipper is flung, through the air it soars.
Nutcracker deals his final blow to win,
The Mice retreat, a wounded extraction.
Victors, we visit Sugar Plum Fairy,
and by my side is the Nutcracker Prince.
Dolphins, candy, and waltzing, I’m merry.
I wake, it was a dream? I’m not convinced.
The Twelve Sonnets of Christmas
Day # 8
A very interesting variation to the English Sonnet form is the Keats Sonnet. The main difference is that Keats used four tercets rather than three quatrains. The rhyme scheme is
.a.b.c. ..a.b.d. ..c.a.b. ..c.d.e. ..d.e..
Day # 1 – The Christmas Season
Day # 2 – A Chance Under the Misteltoe
Day # 3 – Christmas Alone
Day # 4 – The Forbidden Toy
Day # 5 – A Mother’s Christmas
Day # 6 – The Occasional Invasion
Day # 7 – The Seasonal Trend
Day # 9 – Naughty or Nice
Day # 10 – Something more
Day # 11 – The Nativity
Day # 12 – The Man in Red Silk