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       It had been in the window for a week,
A bedroom display    with
Santa    in the sack    asleep,
His bright red clothes draped over the bedpost,
A half-empty fifth of whisky on the night stand

Adults looked on in horror
Especially the old folk
A drunken Santa    passed out in bed?
That was no damn joke!

From time to time    with onlookers
Santa  -  clad in white, trap door underwear -    
        would rise,  
Sit his broad    bare    behind
On the edge of the bed,
Lift the fifth    and take a swig

Oh how they gasped    the church crowd
When Santa lifted, let out gas    quite loud

 Christmas Eve the shocking scenes were passed,
A breathing time come    at last
The bed was empty    
Santa gone    clothes gone
Whisky bottle sanding empty    BUT!

Gawking folk    now looking skyward    beheld
A sleigh    eight reindeer   
And the jolly old elf cracking whip, belching
        good cheer

Rudolf still led the horned team in flight
But watchers beheld a stranger sight
Bold  -  lit up like a big red rose – 
       And thrusting a Star reaching beacon, 
       Santa’s whisky sodden nose


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  1. Date: 2/14/2014 2:30:00 PM
    If I had to wear a red suit and deliver toys in a sack in some neighborhoods in the middle of the night, I'd be downing that whiskey pretty good.

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 5:29:00 PM
    I adored the humor in this creative piece Daver. He does have to fly pretty high (no pun intended) and it gets cold up there. Haha. I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Poor Santa so many with gas, drunk & bad, no new good adventures Happy Boxing Day! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:12:00 PM
    This is the best Claus poem I've ever read. Glad those adults finally saw the sleigh. Merry whatever it's called, love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:51:00 AM
    Daver, , Guess what? , The end of the year is approaching :) and there's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Strange Santa in your neck of the woods, Daver.:) "Santa’s whisky sodden nose", poor Rudolf should have headed back to the North pole, I don't think Mrs. Claus would find this amusing. She might feel to smack him with a candy cane. Thanks for sharing...gave me mucho smiles. Merry Christmas to you all! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Do you suppose Rudalph got his nose from sneaking a swig or two? Cute poem Dave-r. BG

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:14:00 AM
    hahaha, Look up in the air, it's superman, no it's the red nosed Santa Claus!! I LIKES this jolly one for Xmas.