Friday, January 19, 2018

Jack Frost's Visit

 One of my poems from my book ~
Finding Fey

Jack Frost’s Visit
By Cathy Collar

Jack Frost came to town last night.
He played the whole night long.
He danced along the rooftops,
as he sang an icy song.

Jack Frost came to town last night
and as he worked he whistled,
His breath was left on each eave,
and every bush and thistle.

Jack Frost came to town last night.
He jumped from tree to tree.
He bent and broke their branches,
for everyone to see.

Jack Frost wept as daylight neared.
I know this for a fact.
For he left his icy teardrops,
hanging from my hat.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Stone Magic

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Commercial Christmas

Commercial Christmas
By Cathy Collar

Christmas is too commercial
 That is what I hear them say.
But in the eyes of Christians,
It is truly not that way.


For in each  shining light,
The Christmas star shines clear.
And in each twinkling eye,
  The Christmas spirit is near.

Santa Claus, they all say,
Takes away the true meaning.
 Doesn’t Santa symbolize,
World peace and love and giving ?


Christmas carols have not changed,
I hear the children singing,
About the birth of Jesus,
And praising the new born king.

They say the spirit’s smothered,
 Too many decorations.
But have they all forgotten ?
Christmas is a celebration !
And early Christmas morning,
The spirit is shinning through,
In all the children’s voices,
                                               The meaning is still so true.

When above all of the glitter,
I hear my daughter say,
“We love you baby Jesus.
Have the best Happy, Birthday !”

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Christmas Tree Mystery

The Christmas Tree Mystery?
By Cathy Collar
The kitten snuck under the tree.
What, oh what, did the kitten see?
A silver ball shiny and bright,
Sparkling in the Christmas lights.

She then gave it a wee small bat.
She watched it sway this way and that.
She sat and watched it till it stopped.
Then cocked her head and thought a thought.

She looked up high into the tree.
And many sparkling balls did see.
She squatted low and looked around.
Not a soul there was to be found.

The coast was clear, branch one, two, three.
“Bright balls swirling just for me!”
Branch four, branch five, “Oh mercy me,
I am at the top of the tree!”

But then the tree began to sway.
The tree branch sort of gave away.
She sunk her claws into the trunk,
As the tree fell with a ker-thump.

She found her feet and with a hiss,
Looked all around for who did this.
Who had cut down the Christmas Tree?
This was as bad as bad could be.

Footsteps came running down the hall.
She heard them right before the fall.
She looked around, she had to see
Who had cut down the Christmas Tree.

She hissed and growled at everyone.
They all stood there just looking dumb.
She crawled from underneath the tree.
"Why are you all looking at me?"

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Pursuit

The Pursuit

By Cathy Collar 
“911, what is your Emergency?”

“You must come RIGHT NOW! HURRY!”

“Sir, please state your emergency?”

“I am being chased by a mad man. He has a gun.     HURRY!”
“Okay sir, stay calm. What is your location?”
“I’m in the woods behind Clear Lake! I’ve been running for my life for at least an hour. Pant. Pant.  I just now got a signal on my phone. I can’t last much longer. You must hurry!”
“Okay Sir, stay on the line. I’m sending someone right now.”
“Attention all patrols in the Clear Lake vicinity. We have an emergency situation in the woods behind the lake. The suspect is a male carrying a gun in pursuit of another male. Suspect is armed and dangerous. Approach with caution. Sir, are you still there?”
“Yes, I’m hiding.”
“Can you see the man pursuing you?”
“N n n no, but I can hear him.”
“Did you get a look at him?”
“No, he was shooting at me! But I know who he is.”
“Calm down. Help is on the way.”
“I’m trying, but I can still hear him coming through the trees. He keeps calling for me!”
“So, it is someone you know, sir?”
“Oh yes, I know him all too well! He has been my neighbor for the past four years. Ever since I moved to the country.”
“Do you know why he is trying to kill you?”
“I have no idea.  He comes after me every year. Usually I can just stay hidden from him, and after a few days he just gives up. I tell you this man is crazy! This time he found me and chased me into the woods. He is going to kill me!  Last year he had his wife with him. She had a knife and a gun! I wouldn’t be surprised if she weren’t out here too. They are both crazy people. I should never have moved to the country! Town was so much safer!”
“Please stay on the line while I advise the police of this possible other suspect.”
“Attention, all patrols in the Clear Lake area. There is a possible second suspect, female, could be carrying a gun and knife. She is thought to be the wife of suspect number one. Proceed with extreme caution.”
“Just try to stay calm the police are on their way.”
“That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have a maniac, chasing you through the snow in the woods!” 
“I know, but you must try to stay calm and hidden until the police get there.  I will stay on the line with you until you are safe.”
“You are so nice. I have gotten my breath back. Now I probably should run some more.”
“No! It’s best that you stay hidden. Just keep quiet and stay on the phone. Do you hear any sirens?”
“No. I’m really deep in the woods. They probably won’t find me in time. I really need to run now. I hear him calling and he’s close. I will keep my phone on, but I must move NOW!”
“This is unit 26.  We have arrived at the location. Be advised we have found an 1870 ford pickup. It is empty. The license plate is missing. We have found a box of shells for a 12 gauge shot gun inside. The registration is too faded to make out. Looks like E…something maybe Fud. Backup is here, and we are starting our pursuit into the woods.”
“Sir! Sir! Can you hear me?”
“Pant, pant… yes. I’m hiding again.”
“Good. The police are in the woods. Just stay out of sight and let them look for your assailant.”
“Okay. I can’t run anymore anyway.”
“While we are waiting sir, I didn’t get your name. I need it for my records.”
“It’s Tom ma’am, Tom Turkey.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's Showtime!

It's ShowTime! Anna's Legacy Gift will be in Perryton Texas this weekend
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