Ani’s Advent Calendar 2019 ~ An Indie-Ani Christmas?

Dear Santa, here’s my Christmas list,
It’s just about that time,
And as an Indie writer
Thought I’d submit mine in rhyme.
I know you’re overworking
And your mailbox must be full,
So maybe a poetic list
Might have that extra ‘pull’?

I’d like to say that I’ve been good,
But that’s not up to me…
So could I have some nice reviews…
Some stars to top the tree?
I know it’s not that simple
As folks have to read them first,
And lugging all those books around
For you must be the worst!

So maybe you’d get Amazon
To do the decent thing…
Delivering the books for you…
Think of the joy they’d bring!
You wouldn’t have to carry them
Or break poor Rudolph’s back
With all those heavy volumes
That you’re hauling in that sack!

My third request of course you know;
To bring a little cheer…
Could you arrange that everyone
Gives Indie books this year?
Would it be too much trouble
If a few of them were mine?
(I won’t forget the usual…
The mince pies and the wine…)

But while we’re on the subject
Think of other Indies too…
The artists and musicians
And the illustrators who
All work with so much passion
In the small hours of the night
To share their own creations
And bring their art to light.

So many Indie artists
Working hard to share their vision!
It would be nice if you could
See your way to make provision…
So Santa dear, if we have earned
A crumb of approbation
Please fill your sleigh this Christmas
With Indie imagination.


Much Love,

Ani xxx

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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55 Responses to Ani’s Advent Calendar 2019 ~ An Indie-Ani Christmas?

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    Great! I agree with every word!

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  2. Sadje says:

    Very sweet request.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Darlene says:

    Perfect. Thanks, Ani. I so agree.

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  4. What a great rhyming verse poem, Sue.

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Reblogging this and love to Ani!

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Ani this is brilliant 💜

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  9. Daniel Kemp says:


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  10. Ritu says:

    What a lovely wish!

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  11. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    A reminder from Ani (and Sue Vincent) to get your letters into Santa.. and you might think about creating it in verse… as you will see it is very effective.

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  12. Great Christmas poem and sentiment. Thanks, Sue 😊


  13. Ani, this is a lovely seasonal poem and thought. Thanks so much for sharing! 😊


  14. Mary Smith says:

    Great poem, Ani/Sue. And following on from yesterday’s post about what a dog ought not to eat can I add jelly fish to that list. I met a friend today whose dog (a labrador, what else) ate a jelly fish, threw up, then (look away now if you’re squeamish) ate all that up. Resulted in one very ill dog requiring emergency vet treatment. Seriously toxic.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Thanks, Mary.
      I could point out that I had just tucked in to supper as I read this… serves me right for eating at the desk 😉
      On a serious note, though… I can imagine that would have very unpleasant consequences for a dog.


  15. bamauthor says:

    How could Santa not agree? Love the poem.


  16. Oh so wonderful! Three cheers and then some… 🙂 Sharing everywhere! xoxo


  17. Ani has the sweetest way of thinking of others. I don’t know how Santa can resist. 🙂


  18. Eliza Waters says:

    That’s the ticket, Ani! ❤


  19. I love this so much!
    I’m giving Indie books – and only buying gifts from local small businesses. There’s more than one way to give at Christmas!

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  20. dgkaye says:

    Brilliant. ❤


  21. How could Santa possibly resist?!

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  22. Denis1950 says:

    Beautiful poem Ani. Maggie would mail you a nice ripe matured in earth bone for Christmas but Customs would probably confiscate it .


  23. What a lovely, beautiful and thoughtful poem to Santa!


  24. petespringerauthor says:

    So witty! Ani is quite the writer.


  25. Jim Borden says:

    great poem, perfect for the holidays. and I hope you get all that you are asking for!


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