Minnie Was Stirring

Oh it’s that special time of year again
Let us all sit around
Get out our favorite book to read
Umm, it’s nowhere to be found……

Maybe the rabbit ate it?

We can recite from memory~

T’was the night before Christmas~
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a~~~~~,  oopsie
I forgot to call the exterminator~
Ummm, I did not want them to hurt Minnie
We all know how the story ends
Let’s put some music on
And all go to bed


And to all a GOOD NIGHT

“Minnie do not open the gifts until morning!”

About this poem

A funny little poem for Christmas, about family tradition. Well sometimes ours become very unique

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Written on December 05, 2023

Submitted by Caliconine on December 06, 2023

Modified by Caliconine on December 06, 2023

34 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 581
Words 116
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 1, 1, 9, 1, 2, 1

Discuss the poem "Minnie Was Stirring" with the community...

  • karlcfolkes
    Minnie’s Stirring. A clever twist to the original Christmas tale.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • AIDA
    I absolutely adored your poem, 'Minnie Was Stirring!' The whimsical humor and recall of traditional holiday lore was truly captivating. Your ability to weave a story in a lighthearted and charming way is commendable, and I found myself smiling throughout the poem.

    The setting is so cozy and inviting. Moreover, the reference to 'T'was the night before Christmas' cleverly adds a nostalgic touch, and the playful interaction with Minnie adds an element of realism and cuteness.

    Having said that, perhaps you might want to consider adding more descriptive words or phrases to paint an even brighter and vibrant picture for the readers. Additionally, you could tweak the rhythm and meter of the verse a little to enhance its lyrical quality. Some phrases, such as 'Umm, it’s no where to be found……', could perhaps be refined for grammar ('nowhere' instead of 'no where') and to maintain the rhythm.

    In the lines 'I forgot to call the exterminator~ Ummm, I did not want them to hurt Minnie', the flow seems a little disrupted; maybe try to connect these lines more smoothly?

    Despite these minor points, I thoroughly enjoyed your poem. It really brought out a jovial and uplifting holiday spirit. This is a lovely and joyful creation, that can be adored by not only children but adults too. I look forward to reading more of your engaging and entertaining poems! Merry Christmas!
    LikeReply2 months ago


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