Furtive Father Winter 2012: The Rhyme of the Ancient Collector

So I checked my email yesterday morning and found a nice surprise, my Furtive Father Winter gift from none other than The Godmother!  How cool is that!  I’ve been on vacation all week, so I’ve finally found some time to put together a post to share my gift for all to see.  Thank you very much Godmother, this poem is awesome!  And thanks to Akabeko for hosting this event!

Without further ado, here is my gift:

Ahoy there Crimson!

You don’t know me, so let me introduce myself: I’m The Godmother. I’m in the UK, and I’ve been sent here by that lovely Red Cow to bring you some festive cheer. A cursory glance at your Armoury tells me I can’t buy you anything you don’t already have in the Pets and Mounts department (though the thought did cross my mind!) so I’m going to create something for you using the one thing I can provide in abundance: words. I know this isn’t a fabulous wallpaper or anything else with actual use, but I hope it serves to make you realise that even though you and I have never met, we’re part of a pretty large group: the collectors.

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The Rhyme of the Ancient Collector

Though separated by the sea
We’re much alike, yes, you and me
Are driven by a common thread.
Collecting’s what we like to do
Jumping on each thing that’s new
Keeping just one step ahead.

Every time they add a pet
It’s one more thing we need to get
A task we’re happy to endure.
When each new mount’s ticked off a list
A draw we simply can’t resist
No need to fight this strong allure.

Some people think that we are mad
That such devotion’s just all bad
But you and I we know the truth.
Collecting’s what we want to do
We’re much alike, yes, me and you
A way to keep us in our youth.

I wish you well along your way
And hope that there will come a day
When you can say your work is done.
And then it’s time to start again
Our joy this hobby to sustain
From owning each and every one.

May all your Battle Pets be rare, and may you have what remains of a fabulous Winter Break. Here’s to lots more stuff to catch in 2013!

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So true, Godmother, so true. =)