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Santa's Encounter With Space

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the sky,
Santa's reindeer sped bringing toys to the world's small fry.
"On Dasher! On Dancer and Prancer!  On Cupid and Vixen!
Lead on Rudolph!  Speed it up there Donner and Blitzen!"

Rudolph knew the routine since he had led Santa for years,
Cruising o'er Australia, Merry Olde England and sunny Algiers!
Suddenly, Santa saw strange sights he'd never encountered before!
Whizzing past him were dozens of satellites and space junk galore!

But faithful Rudolph was alert and said after another near miss,
"Never mind, boss!  Trust me and hang on!  I'll get you through this!"
Santa clutched his toy bag, hunkered down and closed his eyes,
Relying on the red-nosed one to guide him safely through the skies.

They made it alright and Santa visited every isle, city and nation,
Spreading cheer to all who awaited his visit with great anticipation!
Santa brought presents to all good little girls and boys worldwide,
Thanks to his magic sleigh and reindeer with Rudolph as his guide!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) 2014 All Rights Reserved

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  1. Date: 11/23/2014 3:36:00 AM

    Magnificent write Robert loved to read much! Wit n brilliance going hand in hand n here we find the perfect work on Santa!
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 8:40:00 PM

    a delightful twist on the original which i very much enjoyed, bob!
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 7:59:00 PM

    I surprised that they didn't run into any rockets of Ukraine! Nicely done and I am glad to see Rudolph is still in good shape!
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 4:49:00 PM

    what a charming write loved the imagery and the humour - good luck if it's for the contests:-) hugs jan
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 4:19:00 PM

    WOW! Robert well done my friend. This poem of yours really made my day brighter. A definite 7 from me. Have a great weekend and well wishes to you. // Eve

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