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Friday, December 23, 2016


Once again Elephant's Child provided our Words for Wednesday and I selected the first six.  I combined them in a Christmas theme and I hope the reach doesn't bother anyone.  The picture is also a digital painting that I made for the season.  Wishes and love to all my blog friends Merry Christmas and to all those who have different but equally sincere religious celebrations.

Words are:  root, fortuneteller, funeral, gushing, carriage, bake

Nativity by EAGHL 2016
TIS THE SEASON by Granny Annie

“Merry Christmas one and all!”
Was played upon the flute.
It was the special holiday time
Where one religion has it root.

First celebration of a birth
Next celebration a funeral.
Not told by a fortuneteller
Our One God made it doable.

Shepherds, Wisemen gathered round
The blessed baby gushing
While soldiers planned to follow
With mayhem and with crushing.

The expected babe announced
Even before the marriage.
They rode to Bethlehem on a donkey
And not a King's royal carriage.

There was not snow in this time.
They felt the desert's bake
To say welcome to our Savior
Who lived and died for our sake.


  1. Great work again and lovely art. Happy Christmas.

  2. You did well again!

    Happy Christmas to you, I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  3. You even got a seasonal twist to the challenge. Merry Christmas from all of us

  4. You always manage to marry unrelated words into a great story or poem. Well done once more.

  5. I think you are the only person who managed to give the prompts a Christmas spin. Thank you. So very well done - and I love the art which goes with it.
    Happy Christmas.

  6. Very nice! Love the picture. Have a wonderful Christmas & a great year in 2017.

  7. I read your story to the kids-
    Good job! You did a wonderful twist to the holiday theme

  8. ~~~~merry~blessed~blissful~joy~~~~

  9. I like your Christmas poem, very well done.
    I wouldn't have thought to use the words in a Christmas theme.

  10. Lovely take on the prompt! Well-crafted. Kudos for fitting those words into the Christmas narrative. Out of the box clever!