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Tis The Season

Magic Of Elastic

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - November 2023
Tis The Season
Photo by Artem Labunsky on Unsplash

Elastic pants and body suits

jogging pants and old sweatshirts

I tilt my hips to let out a toot

a Thanksgiving Day introvert

Tryptophan got me again

I could barely stay awake

Why do I need to explain

I like to eat, for goodness sake

I make my way to the sofa

grab my trusty old remote

Pop open a can of soda

to make a root beer float

Yeah, sure I'm full - so sue me

that's what the elastic's for

Thanksgiving Day is guilt free

You know I'm going back for more

So, judge or join - just, back off

Keep your shaming to yourself

The leftovers and I will standoff

while I fall asleep watching Elf


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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    🤣🤣🤣🤣 nice!! Thanks for sharing. Maybe we should print it and pull it out each year for those shaming us…

  • Andrew C McDonald3 months ago

    Great job. Lol.

  • Diana Penn3 months ago

    Love this!

  • Carol Townend3 months ago

    Yes; I'll second that Kelli! This is really enjoyable and very outspoken.

  • Stuffing yourself: it’s the reason for the season, right? This is clever and fun. Well done!

  • Mackenzie Davis3 months ago

    Love me some Elf xD Super fun poem; I felt like Alice through the looking glass -- completely immersed. ❤️

  • Kendall Defoe 3 months ago

    Some poems deserve to be memorized...

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    I don't do thanksgiving on account of Britishness but this perfectly captured Christmas. very clever and funny 🤍 Congrats on great top story!

  • Daphsam3 months ago

    hahaahhaah, so clever! Thank god of or elastic pants!! Congrats on TS!!

  • J. S. Wade3 months ago

    Haha! Light a match and move over. Congratulations 🏅

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Fabulous!!! Love it!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Leslie Writes3 months ago

    🤣 love this one

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Excellent! Congrats on the TS

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Great job! Keep up the fantastic work—congratulations!

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    Best Thanksgiving poem I've read!

  • Teresa Renton3 months ago

    Ha ha brilliant 😂

  • Elf is a tradition in my house. Loved this casual off beat piece. Describes the holiday perfectly eat way too much and relax

  • Samuel 3 months ago

    Good read! My name is Samuel would love if we could support each other’s artistic journey! 📝

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Bahahah! 👏 Also haven’t watched Elf in ages but that made me laugh too! 😊

  • That's what the elastics are for. Lol! Loved your poem!

  • Sounds like an ideal Thanksgiving. But can you really fall asleep during "Elf", lol? Loved every bit of this.

  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    this is great. Loved the humor and the flow.

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    I'm feeling your vibe here...

  • Joe Patterson3 months ago

    And a happy holidays to you too.

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