A Christmas prompt from Imaginary Garden, was for a collaboration. http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/12/fashion-me-your-words-collaborating-for.html
So the first part writ by Gillena Cox.
Then my contribution.
Now, it’s up to you to continue the tale of the Eater of Great Joy
It was the day before Christmas, he was hungry, mighty hungry,
He stalked the pantry, the cupboards were empty,
He didn’t want to sleep, he was too hungry for that
Guess what, no, not guest what? Guess what???
The last festival he had eaten was, Halloween
No, not the last time he had eaten, the last festival!!!
For he was, The Eater Of Great Joy
But that, could never satisfy him.
He had heard about Santa.
He had heard about A Star.
COLLABORATING FOR CHRISTMAS © gillena cox 2016
He had heard about Drinking
Around the holiday bar
Through the dark he slithered and slinked,
He could smell the anticipation
The door was locked but the chimney wide open
The joy within drew him down, no not frown
He licked up the dreams of the sleeping children
Tasted the tinsel and ate up the eggnog
And still there was more to this festival
More joy to be had, then he got to the tree
The presents, not presence! This was pure joy to be,
He gobbled them up, the train went down too
And got he his lips around the iron tree stand
In the family for years, so much joy it had seen
Practically pickled in it! Deliciousness!
Oh this was the greatest feastival yet!
No, not festival!
The first branched bent down
Breached his gaping maw
And each glass ornament popped
One by one, releasing that sweet-scented perfumed
Essence of Christmas, each one raptured him
No, not rupture (that was soon to come)