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A Tough Christmas Cookie

Two billion people are of the Christmas persuasion, Two billion people celebrate that most joyous occasion. If that is true, Santa has to visit 23,148 people every second. Which really is an awful lot as near as I can reckon. I know that magic plays a part of Santa’s yearly shtick, But even taking that into account it really is a trick. Because that one second includes travel time and chimney scaling Note reading, cookie eating, and occasionally board game playing. Even taking into account that there may be a temporal causality loop, That allows for the suspension of time for him and his happy little group. Imagine how long it would take in a reindeer driven sleigh, To visit each town and stop at each house along his way. And think of the toys that delight and make the children want to shout, The number of elves that it takes to build them would really freak me out. The logistics of this endeavor can really start to boggle your mind, The importing of raw materials alone could set you way behind. To us, Santa may seem a jolly carefree guy, but he never gets to play hooky, To run an organization such as that he must be one tough Christmas cookie.

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  1. Date: 12/10/2011 9:32:00 PM
    Is a worn out thing. The children are nestled 'round ideas that never occurred to us, wonder abounds!! Namaste ~N

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 6:05:00 PM
    if santa was as fast as the sun. i believe he could get it done. if santa could feed five thousand, then no problem should be the millions that wait for something. just believe. john

    Jones Avatar Nancy Jones
    Date: 12/10/2011 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Last week I fed 30 peops for about 6 bucks. Don't know if this has anything to do with your 'ment, but kinda felt like it did, namaste ~N
  1. Date: 12/10/2011 4:03:00 PM
    Lovely.... "Christmas is coming" OXOX Love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 2:13:00 PM
    funny and delightful! i'm impressed with the math, too!

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 1:27:00 PM
    very clever Tony ...yer mind is like a steel trap hehe

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/10/2011 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Do you mean rusted shut?
  1. Date: 12/10/2011 11:20:00 AM
    This one is too cute Tony.. You made me smile too :) Wilma

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 7:27:00 AM
    cute poem, and with a finger on the side of his nose, up the chimney he goes. loved it! hugs, catie :)