Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve





New Year's Eve
Annie Louise Twitchell

The stage is set.
We, the actors,
are poised,
waiting for the
curtain to lift.
The silence
is heavy
and fragrant
with expectation:
what will
the new year bring?
The curtain shifts
and we wait 
a breathless moment 
more before
we tumble forth
to a play not
yet written,
a performance
not yet told.




I scribbled this just before starting my family's traditional New Year's Eve movie, The Sound of Music. I'm getting off the computer now because Maria is running to the Abbey, terribly late and in quite a state.

Blessings for the New Year 2016!

Copyright 2015 by Annie Louise Twitchell

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Up





Up
Annie Louise Twitchell

Up again, always up;
pushing towards the sunlight,
towards the clean air,
towards something better.
Look back once,
halfway to the top;
remind yourself once
of where you've been.
Turn back ahead and climb
until your lungs burn
and your heart pounds
and you stumble at last
into something better than
you have ever imagined,
ever dreamed.
But always, darling,
always look up.








Copyright 2015 by Annie Louise Twitchell

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Captive






Copyright 2015 by Annie Louise Twitchell

Tech the Halls

So I wrote this two years ago because I'd just started watching normal television. You know, one episode a week on the TV instead of a whole season at your fingertips on a disc. I was quite shocked at how many times they played the same ad over and over again. I heard Verizon's Tech the Halls so many times... I finally got fed up with it and finished the job by making my own version of the song.






12/8/13 - Inspired by Verizon’s Tech the Halls Holiday Ad


Tech the Halls
Annie Louise Twitchell

Tech the halls with flashing light,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be bright,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Earpieces to hear the carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
On our ipad glowing at us.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of geekie treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new phone lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Sharing tech stuff, any weather
Fa la la la la, la la la la.



Merry Christmas and blessings for a safe and happy New Year!


Copyright 2015 by Annie Louise Twitchell