Remember Being a Child at Christmas?

At this time of year, I’ve been keeping pretty busy (including working to get my career launched off the ground). And since I don’t have any memes or reviews in the works in the moment, and since I don’t want to leave my beloved DeviantWatchers hanging, here’s some thoughts I’ve decided I want to share:

So I was just watching The Grinch in preparation for the holidays (the classic Chuck Jones TV special, not either of the inferior film versions), and it just occurred to me…

Toby the Crane

"Toby the Crane" was the first book I illustrated. Available both in hard copy and for download on Kindle, "Toby the Crane" learns the power of friendship and that every job is important. So far all of the reviews were five-star. Check it out at https://amzn.to/2RLXT6G.


They try to tell you that all is not lost.
They say you can make it through strong and proud. You repeat this to yourself countless times
So you may sleep soundly and peacefully.
But you know that it's no use. It can't be fixed.
A gape in your soul has left you feeling That life can never be as it was before.
And it can't. Maybe disregard that gape, with something to embellish or fill it?
No. That gape is there. And it's there to stay. You can't interact naturally now.
Your instinct is obliged to be restrained By the social norm for a greater good.

Every Critically-Acclaimed, Widely-Appreciated, Arousing Poem Ever Written

An opening statement gradually sets up the exposition
with word choices not normally used by the common folk.
An established mood that either succeeds or fails the premonition
provides the them, and here is where the passion is evoked.
Repeated statements expand the exposition even further,
illustrating desire and addressing the writers’ conflicts.
The writer hints feelings of others being worthier
but somehow conveys the perspective he or she depicts.
Now as the reader is growing bored of all this exposition,