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Overworked Santa

Santa Claus was in need of a rest
His thick costume he yearned to divest
Work was taking its toll
Getting out of control
He was feeling hard pressed and depressed.

Santa Claus hurried on back to base
His reindeer he gave freedom to graze
Santa got some shut-eye
The Pied Piper came by
The reindeer disappeared without trace. 

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A variation of 2nd stanza to give it a happy ending:

Santa Claus hurried on back to base
His reindeer he gave freedom to graze
Santa got some shut-eye
Then woke up to a pie
All the stress disappeared without trace.

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Christmas Limericks Contest
Hosted by Carolyn Devonshire
Placed 3rd
© 30th November 2018 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/12/2018 5:13:00 AM
Paul, delightful and congratulations on your win in the contest !
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/12/2018 8:21:00 AM
Many thanks, Constance. Have a lovely day! Regards // paul
Date: 12/9/2018 12:28:00 AM
well done, Paul, another nice poem. good luck in the contest.
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/9/2018 3:15:00 AM
Thank you, Eve. Wishing you a lovely and blessed Sunday. // paul
Date: 12/5/2018 10:38:00 PM
Oh, but I liked that Pied Peeper corralling those reindeer. Nice one! Congrats to you, Paul! Season's best, Gershon
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/6/2018 11:53:00 AM
Thank you, Gershon. Season's greetings to you, too! // paul
Date: 12/4/2018 10:03:00 PM
I love we have a choice on how it will end for Santa! I like the fun in this of course. Thanks for the little play I needed just now!
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/5/2018 8:34:00 AM
What a pleasure to see you're back posting, Edlynn, and to have you stopping by with lovely comments! I understand that our Soup Physician has been busy:) Warm regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2018 2:40:00 AM
- A pleasure to read your winning poems ... congratulations, Paul :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/3/2018 10:12:00 AM
Pleased you enjoyed my offering, Anne-Lise:) Thank you! Hugs // paul
Date: 12/2/2018 8:18:00 PM
A good pie will take the stress out of anyone..lol Congrats on your win, Paul. Best regards, Charlie
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Date: 12/3/2018 10:01:00 AM
Thank you, Charles; enjoyed your winning entry, too. Regards // paul
Date: 12/2/2018 5:53:00 PM
Oh, your Santa limerick is fun, fabulous and adorable, Paul. I especially like your variations of either a naughty or nice ending :)) Your clever wit always sparkles and always brings me a smile. Congratulations on your wonderful win my dear friend.. ~Susan
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/3/2018 9:13:00 AM
Many thanks, Susan; your presence on my page is most welcome, as always, and so are your lovely comments:) Warm regards and hugs // paul
Date: 12/2/2018 4:45:00 PM
loved the limericks and the alternative endings too, many congrats Paul:-) hugs Jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/3/2018 9:10:00 AM
Thank you, Jan. Congrats on your merited win, too! Hugs // paul
Date: 12/2/2018 12:17:00 PM
LOL The thought of reindeer following the Pied Piper gave me a great laugh, Paul. Competition for this contest was awesome and you did a great job. Thanks for supporting the contest with your witty verse. Hugs, Carolyn PS-received an envelope and look forward to opening it on Christmas. I use your calendars nearly every day of the year. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 12/2/2018 1:29:00 PM
It was my pleasure supporting your contest; thank you for supplying the inspiration and for the podium placement. Pleased to know that mail arrived:) Love & Hugs // paul
Date: 12/1/2018 7:46:00 PM
Maybe he just needed his suit laundered and pressed! LOL. Enjoyed your limerick. Best of the season! :) gw
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/2/2018 1:26:00 PM
Thank you, Gershon. The best of this season to you too. // paul
Date: 12/1/2018 2:21:00 PM
Santa needs his naps, he's a busy man and a pie of course, but either version is really very good Paul! Lots of luck for the contest. Warm regards, Jennifer.
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Date: 11/30/2018 3:10:00 PM
Good write Paul..I liked both versions of the second stanza..fun read.
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/30/2018 3:13:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. It's been a while since I last wrote and posted a Limerick. Regards // paul
Date: 11/30/2018 2:53:00 PM
Some great limericks for the contest ,this is another Paul. Good luck. Wish I could come back as a Santa, working one day a year lol. Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/30/2018 3:23:00 PM
Well I think I have, my wife might not agree lol.
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/30/2018 3:03:00 PM
Thank you, Tom. If you've been a good boy I'll grant your wish:) Regards // paul
Date: 11/30/2018 2:05:00 PM
That was a good one Paul. Best wishes in the contest
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/30/2018 2:13:00 PM
Thank you for liking and being first to comment, Chris:) Regards // paul