Thursday, December 17, 2009

SOME NEW COVERS AND A NEW POEM FOR CHRISTMAS...

Hi,

In this post I present to you a few of the potential covers that I've been working on for DO YETI WEAR PYJAMAS, since I decided the original design was too dark.

I think, realistically I'm actually going to use both of the white covers (one for hardback - one for paperback), but with the sparkly back cover of the YETI cover.

We shall see...

Anyway! I'm really here to post a new poem! It's a REALLY new one and won't even be in DO YETI WEAR PYJAMAS?, but in the collection after that: LA MORT D'AMOUR. It's one of three things that I am posting up for Christmas (two poems and hopefully a short story on the Mouse blog...) The first poem is called BLACKMAILING SANTA and it was written today during my commute and a break at work - the next poem I'm still putting the finishing touches to and is called THE BALLAD OF THE CHRISTMAS SKELETON and I'll post that next tuesday, 22nd December 2009.

I hope you like the new poem - it's only a draft at this stage, but has already received a few pleasing chuckles from those who have read it!

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

BLACKMAILING SANTA


I've been blackmailing Santa…
'Cos I know that he lies!
He is really a twink…
Just a twiglet in size…
Yet he makes out he's massive -
With his big beard, to go…
With his jolly red face -
And a deep "Ho-ho-ho…"
Still, I've told him directly -
That I'm not gonna tell…
But I want some good presents;
Nicely wrapped up, as well...
I'm expecting some gold -
Or a nice piece of bling!
I'm expecting some carols -
And I want him to sing!
I've been blackmailing Santa...
Yes, his sleigh I may burn!
'Cos if I don't treat him mean -
Then he's not going to learn!


I've been blackmailing Santa…
Now he's looking morose...
No, he cannot be trusted -
And his eyes are too close!
He's been using fake snow -
Isn't full of good cheer…
Sold his reindeers for burgers -
Spent the whole lot on beer!
I've made sure that he knows -
That I'm not gonna snitch…
That I'm not going to mention -
His tastes ever-so kitsch!
But I'm expecting good luck -
Nothing more - nothing less…
Yes, and maybe a butler -
Who can help me to dress!
I've been blackmailing Santa…
I know I've got to be tough!
Yes, I'll tickle his toes -
'Til, he's had more than enough!


I've been blackmailing Santa…
'Cos I know that he'll fib…
'Cos I know that he dribbles -
Can't we get him a bib?
He pretends that his gifts -
Are all made by his staff!
But they're all from the pound shop…
He is having a laugh!
But I'll ensure no-one hears -
Of his sad wicked ways!
I'm just here to ensure -
That old beardy, he pays!
I'm expecting a car -
Yes - and maybe a yacht!
Oh, a nice little island…
Which time long since forgot!
I've been blackmailing Santa -
'Cos he's looking too smug…
I'm gonna sit on his lap!
And I want more than a hug!


I've been blackmailing Santa…
I am making him blush…
I am liking his look -
I have got me a crush!
But I'm not going to let him -
Slip right off the hook…
He's been a tad misbehaved…
Wanna get me a look...
Wanna see what he's wearing -
Underneath his red suit…
He's a very bad dad!
Yet, he's still looking cute...
I'm going to get what I want -
Poor old Santa looks paler…
But he don't get any choice -
I'm an expert blackmailer…
Yes, I've been blackmailing Santa...
He'll not get off with a fine...
I'm gonna have me a grope…
He's my present; all mine!

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