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Poor Old Santa Claus

'Twas the night of school program, I was happy because
I was playing the role of good old Santa Claus.
I was dressed all in red as he always is
And eagerly starting to get down to biz
Of filling the stockings all hung with a flair.
I opened my pack and the gifts waiting there.
John has asked for ice skates and I found them at once,
The same with Nell's book, but I felt like a dunce
When the doll for young Susie was not to be seen.
There was nothing but wrapping where it should have been.

The teacher hissed at me to get off the stage.
It was time for the scene that was on the next page.
So I left Susie's sock with out wanted gift
And I knew that next morning, she'd surely be miffed.
I'm wondering how Santa can do what he does.
That he keeps it all straight is a marvel because
He must travel the world in one single night,
Fill millions of stockings and still do it right.

I'll just go ask my Mama to broil him a steak.
Such a big job takes more than some cookies or cake.
And if on Christmas morning, my gift is not there
I'll not be mad at Santa for I wouldn't dare,
When I lost Susie's doll from my little sack,
And Santa must carry the world's largest pack
To hold all the toys that he must deliver,
As he flies over world and ocean and river.
I'll look down the stairs as he takes a big bite,
And silently wish him a wonderful night. 

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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 12:31:00 PM
    How does he do it, does anyone know? When you couldn't do it for one little show. The answer is always beyond comprehension. And the truth to the children, we never should mention. Hope you had a christmas filled with mystery and joy Joyce. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 9:36:00 PM
    JOYCE, :) Congrats, in the "Santa Claus" contest! Sweet winning poem. laterz ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 3:44:00 PM
    I feel for the old dude myself, how can he do all that he does in just one night, i got a wonderful feeling with this right but it made me hungry lol. But i enjoyed it alot cheri and thank you for your comments on my poem. cheri

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 1:56:00 PM
    Such a wonderful poem Joyce. I enjoyed this so much. Santa Claus really is a wonderful person. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 12:54:00 PM
    Hello Joyce big congrats and very enjoyable…David

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 7:15:00 AM
    - Santa Claus, contest - sponsored by: Debbie Guzzi is drawn and Christmas is over - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM, JOYCE ! - Now Santa Claus needs to take a well-deserved vacation :))) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 5:33:00 AM
    Hiya joyce and congratulations love xx

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 10:53:00 PM
    I enjoyed this poem thoroughly Joyce..great write...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 10:15:00 PM
    Joyce, , Congratulations, have yourself an awesome 2014.. Always~ LINDA"

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:53:00 PM
    Excellent! Congrats.

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 5:43:00 PM
    Such a personal take on the tale Joyce that's what I like! You've got my number ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love