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The Christmas Ride

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The Christmas Ride

Dear Santa:

Our baby Troll Lilly started a discussion, last night, just to help… you know.
So Santa, I hope you don’t mind some advice from our dear family of Trolls.
Lilly had a question on a problem, about your ride, on your famous route.
She wanted to ask you, what happens when the reindeer get really pooped out?

Yes, she needs to know, what on earth you might do… so to her, you’d get thru?
I tried to assure her that you’d be all right, but she didn’t believe, that was true!
She began crying buckets of tears, so we told her just what we’d do to help you.
The Trolls also piped in, with great ideas to help, so she’d stop all the boo hoo’s.

They decided, their dragons would do, in case of a blizzard, and for extra warmth.
(But they’re too heavy to land on roofs; I cried for a week with mine, it’s the truth.)
Geese would be great in some areas, no doubt! But watch out where lakes are about.
Hunters may be present; Christmas goose is yummy when family gatherings sprout.

Most birds are strong and sturdy in flight, but watch out when full night comes.
They sleep in trees, so you’ll spend the rest of the night, hanging above the ground.
Bears are really sturdy, with great power in every move they ever decide to take.
But I doubt you could wake them in winter, without a truly massive earthquake.

Unicorns would be impressive, but my Trolls say that… they aren’t really real.
I say that they are, but you’d have to be on guard, people want their magic, to steal.
Planes would be impressive, but in a yard… they are really hard… to try to land.
Helicopters are so cool, but you’d be buried in the blowing snow, where you stand.

Dogs are good for mushing, but you might need a smaller sled to stand behind.
But, a few Trolls are perfect, with unswerving stamina, and strength well defined.
Another could help tote toys, sitting behind you and Lilly, who’d be great, by your side. 
These ideas cheered her up a lot, she was even laughing, and no more did she cry.

But if you use the reindeer, remember we could be, if needed, quickly by your side.
Have a Merry Christmas, and Santa; please give Lilly a Christmas wish ride.
And you can’t go wrong with reindeer, Lilly, and a few extra Trolls supplied.
				
Yours truly, From The Eastman’s and their Trolls

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:59:00 PM
    "The Troll must know everything - about everything"... as Anne-Lise said! You are so clever writing these fun little Troll stories... keep 'em coming Miss Carol! Much love and happy thoughts... Jack xox

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 3:18:00 PM
    CArol, I want to know about these trolls of yours. ARe they anything like mine? I lost all my trolls from long ago and bought new ones in the 90's. They are so much fun, just like this cute poem. Would be a good childrens' story.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:27:00 AM
    Really enjoyed this write Carol! Now all I want for Christmas is a Troll:) Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:29:00 AM
    LOL KEEP EM COMING CAROL,SO LOVE YOUR POEMS,CHECK OUT MY SANTAS GEARS,WITH YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR,SHOULD MAKE YOU ROLL

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 9:18:00 AM
    Never under estimate the power of a Troll - or their ability to party! (Don't know when that Clambake up in Troll lake will ever end:-) I like it that, of all the options, Trolls are the best! ps. the Savages will lend Santa the trimotor if he gets in a pinch.

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 1:27:00 AM
    The Troll must know everything - about everything .... Should trolls bake Christmas cookies for Christmas? Like they Christmas cookies? Nice new Troll adventure / poem Carol, thank you. - Wish you a nice new week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)