Saturday, December 23, 2006

Wrapping Rap

WELL, I'VE BEEN WRAPPING ALL DAY
AND I'M HERE TO SAY
MY FEET, THEY ARE ACHING
THE TAPE, IT KEEPS BREAKING
I STARTED OUT STRONG
NOW MY FOLDS ARE ALL WRONG
MY HANDS HAVE LOTS OF PAPER CUTS
FORGETTING WHERE I HID STUFF IS DRIVING ME NUTS
RIBBONS, PAPER, BAGS, BOXES, TAPE, AND TAGS
I FEEL MY WRAPADELIC ENERGY START TO SAG
I GOTTA KEEP GOING, GOTTA CONTINUE
EVEN IF MY DEBIT CARD IS COMPLETELY WORN THROUGH
SANTA NEEDS HELP AND I'M HIS MAN
IF I DON'T FINISH, THE SNOW WILL HIT THE FAN
SO PASS ME THE TAPE AND GET OUT OF MY WAY
TIME IS SHORT, AND I GOTTA FILL THAT SLEIGH
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16 comments:

ImagineMel said...

OK...so you totally rock. Made me and the son both chuckle! We wish you and yours the happiest of Christmas days! (and I know what you mean, I did mine yesterday)

kathy a said...

my son once played a penguin in a school holiday musical. they had cool 99-cent sunglasses, and one of their songs was a rap piece: "ribbons and bows, uh huh, ribbons and bows." i think the choreography pulled it off, personally.

excellent edward scissorshands imitation, by the way. very good poetry.

threecollie said...

Took a while for the picture to load but when it did it cracked me up!

robin andrea said...

Maybe next year you could teach Feather and Flounder to wrap. I know they'd love to help. They'll put a paw right where you need it to make that very special bow.

Merry Christmas, FC. Hope you and the Cracker family have a wonderful holiday.

roger said...

your scissor hands are like edward's
but your beard is not white
santa has patience
you have one more night.

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Hurricane Teen said...

great story, FC! I am about to undertake my wrapping job right now, but I am sure it is not quite as large as yours is...Great new background, too! Have a great Christmas!

Deb said...

"roadkill poetry"...love that tag!

Haven't reached that stage here yet, but tomorrow will be a wrap-o-rama.

Enjoyed the photo and poem!

Laura said...

Snow??? That's an urban legend!!!!!

I just finished my wrapping, it's 1:51 a.m.!! I had no choice, we hit the road tomorrow.
er, today.
What a poem, what a poem.. roadkill poetry at it's finest!
Great pic btw!
Merry Christmas FC and family!!

pablo said...

Listen, don't go to any great trouble on my account.

Wayne said...

He hung up the stockings
From the tallest of boles,
And stuffed all the presents
Into gopher tortoise holes.
Then up to the chimney
And was gone in a flash.
Was it Santa or was it
Snidely Whiplash?

vicki said...

FC, I'd like to see you and Roger and Wayne do karaoke together. The post loaded a moment before the title and I thought, "oh, dear. He raps, too."

I came by to thank you for all of the other ways you brighten the community of bloggers and to wish you and your family a most wonderful Christmas. I can easily imagine that your place is a very fun and uplifting place to be on this special day- full of love and goodwill and good food and creative energy. Merry Christmas and peace, health and happiness in the new year.

Rurality said...

Merry Christmas! I'll nominate you for rapper laureate.

roger said...

an off-topic query
cause i am so weary.
when you got a new template
did your blogroll go with it?
the directions we find
just boggle our mind.
enter each one by one?
that just can't be fun.
we have a nice list
too bad it gets missed.

Floridacracker said...

ImagineMel,
It does feel good to be all wrapped up! Merry Christmas!


Kathy A,
Sounds great, I too was supposed to be wearing my shades, but forgot them at picture time. Merry Christmas!

ThreeCollie,
Nothing like acting silly to keep you young. Merry Christmas!

Robin,
I like that dog wrap idea ... they're Lab nature means they'd get the hang of it pretty quick! Merry Christmas to you and Roger too!

roger,
i see the muse
has got to youse.
Merry Christmas!

HTeen,
Merry Christmas! Viva Minorca!

Deb,
By now, your wraparama is probably done... time to relax.Merry Christmas!

Laura,
Snow, we can hope can't we??
Snow cones maybe ...
Good luck on your Christmas adventure... try and relax somewhere in there. Merry Christmas!

Wayne,
Another one from Georgia don't ya know it,
And we thought Sidney Lanier was the only Ga poet!
Merry Christmas!!

Vicki,
Merry Christmas gal,
I know this has been a heck of a year for you. Glad you are surrounded by family in your new nest!


Pablo,
Okay, sending back your DR Brushcutter and wishing you and Libby a Merry Christmas instead!

Rurality,
Now rapping is not really my cup of tea.
Give me Mr. Buffet and songs of the sea.
Merry Christmas!

roger,
my blogroll did travel,
but i may just unravel,
over signing in,
again, and again, and again.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Sorry, I've been MIA.
I love your "Roadkill Poetry".