LE PERE FOUETTARD

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(IN MANY CULTURES IN THE WORLD THERE CO-EXISTS WITH SANTA THE CONCEPT OF A NASTY SANTA WHO BEATS NAUGHTY CHILDREN.  IN FRANCE HE IS KNOWN AS PERE FOUETTARD)

 

My Santa you will never see upon your Christmas card,

The counterpart of Pere Noel: his brother, Pere Fouettard.

I know if I’m a good girl that his presents will be mine;

Le Pere Noel will visit me, avuncular, benign.

 

But if I’ve let my standards slip and been a naughty gel

There will be no Christmas gifts from saintly Pere Noel.

‘Cos if I’ve stained my copybook with morals loose and marred

I must await the stinging hand on me of Pere Fouettard.

 

“So come in from the cold, Monsieur.  Be seated on my bed

And reprimand this naughty girl and make my bottom red.

I do not care for chocolates, for slippers or a hanky

What I have planned is for your hand to spank me, Father. Spank me”.

 

So picture me on Santa’s knee as wrappings you unfurl

But make it hard, Monsieur Fouettard, I’ve been a naughty girl.

◄ Dear Sarah and Samantha

The Perils of the Prostate Gland ►

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John Coopey

Thu 1st Jan 2015 21:00

Au contraire, Ken, my old friend. I would not trust any man who would not want to smack her bottom!

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John Coopey

Thu 1st Jan 2015 20:58

Thanks, Jack. Yes, I think it would warm both parties.

Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Tue 30th Dec 2014 19:21

Dodgy motivation. I rather suspect he likes smacking bums, good or bad.

Can't trust anyone these days. Very funny.

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jack purvis

Tue 30th Dec 2014 17:52

What a magnificent, warm, picture you paint. So appropriate for a cold dark evening.

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John Coopey

Tue 23rd Dec 2014 11:29

This was a naughty one for Christmas, Laura. Glad you liked it. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too. Xxx

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Mon 22nd Dec 2014 18:39

As for me I always enjoy listening to your poems, to your voice, John. Thank you very much and ...
Merry Christmas!

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 19th Dec 2014 21:46

It is often the case that the old ones are the
best! Like old friends, they are always welcome
back.

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John Coopey

Fri 19th Dec 2014 21:38

A bit of festive whimsy, MC. I confess it's a re-post from a Christmas Past.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 19th Dec 2014 21:34

Sacre bleu! C'est un Joyeux Noel nonpareil, n'est pas?
Hurrah for the hand that comes down hard
Three Christmas cheers for Pere Fouettard!

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