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Guiding Santa's Sleigh


An inventor elf named Alvin
was celebrating the day,
he finished his invention,
a motor for the sleigh.

No need to sweep the runway
or have to use the plow,
with no reindeer feet, Santa could 
just push a button now.

Santa was excited,
especially when told,
it would cut his time in half
out there in the cold.

But later when he went to bed,
he tossed and turned all night,
something was on his mind,
something wasn’t right.

When morning finally came,
his head began throb,
he realized this would put his reindeer,
out of a job.
The rules state quite clearly
Santa reviewed them too,
that any reindeer unemployed 
must go live at the zoo.

So Santa said to Alvin, 
“your invention’s very smart
but I won’t be using it,
I have to do what’s in my heart.
Can’t see myself on Christmas Eve
flying across the skies,
making deliveries without
my four legged guys.
Through all the stormy weather,
we’ve worked together,”  Santa cried,
“Christmas would not be Christmas,
without my reindeer by  my side”.

Some traditions can be broken
but some simply must stay
as long as  there’s a Santa
his reindeer will guide the sleigh.


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  1. Date: 12/7/2014 8:11:00 PM

    Absolutely brilliant poem Liz. Congratulations on your win.
  1. Date: 12/7/2014 2:11:00 PM

    Fantastic Write! Congratulations on your win.
  1. Date: 12/6/2014 4:13:00 PM

    Yeah ...great write ...congrats on your win
  1. Date: 12/6/2014 8:34:00 AM

    Very charming one, congrats on the win
  1. Date: 12/6/2014 8:31:00 AM

    Delightful! Congratulations!
  1. Date: 12/5/2014 9:12:00 PM

    Hurrah for Santa. No invention could do the job so well as eight tiny reindeer. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
  1. Date: 12/5/2014 3:50:00 PM

    dropping back with my congrats on your win Liz-) hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 11/29/2014 4:47:00 PM

    what a charming write - Santa must remain with the reindeer's it just wouldn't be Christmas with a motorised sleigh :-) Hugs jan xx