Naughty Bits o’ Rhyme

November 4, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 21 comments

To commemorate the release of HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA, Hubby has written a poem.

A Naughty Little Poem by:  Hubby

T’was the night before Christmas

And all through the town

Not a drunk was left stirring

No one was around


The vagrants were tucked

In their cells for the night

And the cops were all gone

To return at daylight


And I at my desk

With a hot cup of Joe

The only one left

Wouldn’t, you know?


For I with no family

No one to celebrate

Let the others go home

To their children and mate


When all of a sudden

What should I hear?

The telephone ringing

In one than the other ear


“Bayside Police, Sgt. Masters here

How may I help you?

What do you fear?


Settle down there, ma’am

And tell me your story

I’m all ears

For the bloody and gory


A romance you say

With a plot and a twist

About star crossed lovers

That ends in bliss


He’s a hard cop

Hulky and smart

And she’s a doll

And a bit of a tart


You’ve got my attention

Yes, I’m taking notes

Now continue there, Missy

Let’s see if this floats”


Like oil on water

They start in this tale

But page by page

Their resistance it fails


He falls for her

And she for him

Sooner or later

It’s skin to skin


She falls into danger

But he’s on the scene

Yes, I’ve got it

Please don’t scream


A real page burner

An all night read

Perfect for the holiday’s

From under the tree


It’s the latest from whom?

Karin Tabke you say?

Yes, I know the M.O.

I know her foray


“The Hard Stuff” was fab

Followed by “Good Girl Gone Bad”

“Skin” was a thriller

And “Jaded” a killer


Now this is the latest

Perhaps her greatest

I’ve got all I need

From here I’ll proceed


A hot cop named Ricco

With a precious cargo

A babe called Kim

Protecting her trim



In a town so Evergreen

So peaceful and serene

His help she’ll enlist

These two can’t resist


So out to my store

Where the books are galore

To find this new read

My habit to feed


This case I must close

And bury my nose

In Karin’s new saga


And to all, happy shopping! (I added that part!)


K*  Happy Naughty Christmas


  1. Hubby

    “And to all, happy shopping!”? Is that what you call editorial license? Gee, thanks, hon.

  2. Edie

    Love it! I smiled and laughed all through this. What a great way to start my morning!

  3. HollyD

    Very, very funny! This was the first thing I did after I got home from voting. It only took 45 minutes.

    My amazon order arrived, but I’m waiting until the weekend to start reading. I know once I start I won’t be able to put it down.

  4. Karin Tabke

    Yes, dear, that’s the ticket, editorial license!

    Edie, I smiled too!

    Holly, we live in a small town with a plethora of voting places. I hope we don’t have to wait 45 min. I’m the impatient type! And enjoy Naughty! and thank you for your support. This message is approved by Karin Tabke.

  5. HollyD

    OMG! I’ll be sooo glad not to see or hear any more political ad campaigns. Even for the guy I voted for.

    In 2000 our little suburb had 53,000 people, a bit higher now I’m sure. I also went much earlier than usual, 8:30 in the morning. Never again.

    If I had known it would be that long I would have taken Naughty with me. Though I would have tuned everyone out and people would have been walking around me so they could vote.

  6. HollyD

    Oops. I meant 7:30.

  7. June

    Loved the poem. My compliments to the hubby. Happy Shopping?!? I guess it’s getting to that time to atleast “think” about it.

  8. Kendra

    Amazing as always! What a gift!

  9. LaDonna

    Another keeper, Gary! One day, I’d love to see a book of poems with your name on it.

    Karin, what a lovely gift of odes for you! The perfect couple.

  10. Karin Tabke

    LaD, I have all of his stuff saved. One day…

    Holly, I will be so glad when the political stuff dies down too. Hubby and I just came back from taking all the Tabletts with us to vote. We were in and out in less then 5 minutes.

    Amanda, hubby’s humor strikes again!

    June, yup, it’s that time of year again.

    Kendra, never a dull moment around here!

  11. Amanda

    Just back from voting. Took 10 minutes for the three of us. Love the poem. My first smile of the day.

  12. Fedora

    Definitely inspired, Karin! When you’ve got a big enough stack for publication… 🙂

  13. ArkansasCynthia

    It’s 8:30. It’s almost OVER!

    Loved the poem. Very clever. You might want to keep that guy! 🙂

  14. Karin Tabke

    Thx, Fedora, and yep, Cynthia, I’m gonna keep him around!

  15. Jane

    I didn’t know your husband was so poetic.

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  17. Karin Tabke

    Jane the man is a amazing. he can rhyme anything!

    Linda I like zee cover too!

  18. Mary

    o.k. I have to ask – I love all your covers, but why don’t we ever get to see their faces? Good job hubby your a riot.

  19. Sherry Morris

    I am now a fan of poetry! Whoo hoo, Karin’s Hubby!

  20. Karin Tabke

    Mary, the reason there is only a partial face on so many covers is because it allows the reader to visualize the hero how she wants to see him. Some of the cover models have great bods but less then what our imagination can dream up in the face department. So let your mind go wild!

    Sherry, the man can rhyme on command!

  21. Hubby

    Ladies, thank you all for your kind comments. Alas, I am but a jester at my lady’s court.

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