I’ll tell you a secret. My favorite poems and songs are those that tell a story. Sure, I appreciate plenty of poems and stories that are more symbolic or figurative, but I have always been drawn to poems and songs that actually have a plot, if that makes any sense.
So I have two things for you today. A song and a poem that each tell a story. They’re both about Christmas. I hope you enjoy as much as I did 🙂
His Favorite Christmas Story by Capital Lights is actually a song I have never heard before yesterday. 🙂 It’s so cute, heartwarming, kind of sad too, in a way.
On the other hand, I first heard The Boy who laughed at Santa Claus by Ogden Nash, almost 15 years ago when my high school English teacher read it in class. I have laughed at it and loved it ever since. I wish I could ask him to read it again so I could put his voice on Youtube. I thoroughly enjoyed the way he read it, with more humor in his tone, and a less scary-serious tone. But, Scott Baker was the best reading I could find. I watched at least 5 other ones and they were all horribly boring. Anyhow, this reading is humorous in a more, dark, creepy way…
As I re read this poem, I keep hearing James Earl Jones’ voice narrating. LOL.
Thanks for our great host, Rose for hosting the Mirth and Music Monday blog hop.
Happy Monday everyone. Hopefully, I will get through this stupid cold get on with my week.