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A Visit From Santa Claus - Part 1

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A Visit From Santa Claus - Part 1

It was Christmas Eve, not a soul made a sound,
And not so much as a mouse could be found,
The children had hung their stockings on the hearth,
As a quiet, peacefulness gently fell upon the Earth,
My family were all asleep, their heads full of dream,
Of Santa's arrival with his eight reindeer team,

Father in his nightcap, slept soundly in bed,
And Mother in her nightgown of green and red,
When all of a sudden I heard a commotion,
And jumped out of bed with a curious notion,
I ran to the window and pulled open the curtain,
I thought it must be Santa Claus for certain,

New fallen snow shone bright below the moon,
Giving the illusion of daylight in mid afternoon,
I looked out my open window despite the cold,
When a sight met my eyes, wonderous to behold,
A lively, old gentleman aboard a great sleigh,
With eight tiny reindeer leading the way,

As quick as a bolt of lightning out of the sky,
He called to each one as they rocketed by,
"Now, Donner! Now, Vixen! Now, Dasher and Dancer!,
On, Cupid! On, Blitzen! On, Comet and Prancer!,
Leap up to the wall and onto the rooftop,
Dash away all and let us make our first stop!",

They flew through the air with much ease,
Like dry autumn leaves on a sudden breeze,
The reindeer landed so smooth and swift,
Along with Santa and a sleigh full of gifts,
I heard their hoofs pawing upon the shingle,
And joyful laughter from that old Kris Kringle,




To be continued in Part 2....



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  1. Date: 1/6/2014 3:33:00 AM
    Great work, well done - Alisher

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 2:18:00 PM
    to you and your family have a beautiful love filled christmas and a joyful new year

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Liam! I hope that you and your family had a great Christmas, and I wish you all the best for the New Year!
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 8:21:00 AM
    On to part two.

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Merry Christ mass to you Kelly :) on to part two

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/26/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Debbie. I hope you had a great Christmas, and I wish you all the best for the New Year!
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Happy holidays. Light & Love

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/23/2013 11:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie, I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 8:25:00 AM
    HO HO HO! This is so true and I can't wait to read part 2....Kelly??? Did you mention my belly? Awesome write. chuck

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/22/2013 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL!...Yes, I did! Thank you very much, Chuck!
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 3:54:00 AM
    This is so beautiful, awesome write, Kelly!

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 1:15:00 AM
    I enjoyed parts I and II, equally! Lovely work! I continue my comment on part II. G.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/21/2013 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am happy that you enjoyed both parts of my poem. Thank you for your kind comments, Giorgio!
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 7:06:00 PM
    A wonderious discription of the hoilday experience I can't wait to see how it ends or does it. cheri

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 2:54:00 PM
    looks like you adapted the words a bit to make your own rendition. Let me see how you did part two.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/19/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thought it would be fun to write a different version of "The Night Before Christmas". I kept the story the same, but I retold it in another way.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 9:47:00 AM
    amazingly beautifully penned kelly a delightful read

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/18/2013 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Liam! I am happy that you enjoyed my poem!
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Awesome! I was grinning like a schoolboy!!! So much simple joy embedded in this little story you told..loved it!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/18/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Drake! That means a lot coming from you. I am so happy that you enjoyed it!