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Re-Assigned Sugar Plum Elf

I had barely escaped the cat’s enormous paws
When I found myself in fairyville Santa Claus
What is this place I ventured to ask?
The answer was a surprising gasp.

Are you new? The red robin queried with dismay.
Apparently I was to be someone else that day.
I am a sugar plum elf, newly-re-assigned, I said.
So he took me to a dorm where I went to bed.

Whirling dream faeries kept me up all night
Laughing and tittering, left and right.
I put the pillow all over myself,
Now sorry I was a sugar plum elf.

Real Santa Claus never came to this part of town.
But his wife Lou did, when she was not feeling down.
They showed me how to make fabulous wooden toys,
For the giant girls, and the really giant boys.

I stayed hidden as I ran between Santa’s workshops,
Not wanting to be captured by anything that hops.
The cat is stealthily, you will be eaten, they said.
But if that was true, I would already be dead.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/4/2018 7:34:00 AM
Another "Fav"; love fairy and elf stuff; and yep, no sooner does October begin than we're thinking Christmas. Gosh, I'd better start my shopping before the crowds set into the malls. A great piece.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/4/2018 9:02:00 AM
I do not shop any more. Having no idea what anyone wants, I simply dole cash out.
Date: 10/3/2018 10:52:00 PM
Great rhyme Caren. You're making me anxious for Christmas!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/4/2018 5:49:00 AM
I was in such a Christmassy mood I had to do it, Wren.
Date: 10/3/2018 3:39:00 PM
"Whirling dream faeries kept me up all night/ Laughing and tittering, left and right/ I put the pillow all over myself/ Now sorry I was a sugar plum elf" I love that you made the elf a bit grumpy and not all irritatingly 'sweet'!! ;D Adorable write!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/4/2018 5:49:00 AM
I have two modes Rhona and GRUMPY is one of them I do rather well, and often.
Date: 10/3/2018 11:51:00 AM
You have such a deep creative mind, I can envision it all with a smile. Sometimes it pays to be small, we can scoot in and out of places without being seen. thank you for the delightful poem, I see innocence and purity here.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/3/2018 2:04:00 PM
Pixie, I love both innocence and purity. A little tidbit: Caren means pure.
Date: 10/3/2018 9:44:00 AM
Ho!Ho!Ho! and the sugar plum woe!...very appropriate for the upcoming season, Caren...enjoyed my friend...love & light...^WW^
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/3/2018 11:14:00 AM
Thank you so much Winged Warrior.