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Rudolph the reindeer has a red nose
Now why is that do you suppose?
Well it’s not real, it is a red light
That Santa switches on at night.

So what's the history I hear you say
Well concerns were raised by the F.A.A.
Because one night Santa fell asleep 
And didn't hear the warning beep.

A jet was heading for Santa's sleigh
Woke just in time and got out of the way
So a law was passed that anyone in flight
Display a light when flying at night.

In the official report that's what it said
But don't believe the news you're fed
The first witness and on oath he swore 
Said a man so drunk he'd never seen before.

They let him off with a stern warning
And not to drink 'till Christmas morning 
He kept his license on one condition
That he display a light on every mission.

Off shopping he went to buy a red light
Found one in a store 'twas big and bright
Spoke to the elves as to where it would go
They all agreed at the front on show.

They tried it first on Rudolph's head
But it dazzled Santa with its bright red 
But on his nose it looked just right
And glows so brightly in the night.

Rudolph asked “what's in it for me"
Cos he felt silly, but would wear for a fee
So a bonus he gets and double pay
Plus extra rations on Christmas day.

Written on 6th December 2018.













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Date: 12/21/2018 11:52:00 PM
Ha ha have read this story but you have given it a mod funtastic twist and change and I enjoyed it in the awesome rhyming. You deserve extra pay for yer wit poet. Kudos for this joyful poetry. Merry Xmas. Soo nice to read from your ink again, Pleez do check out my newest poem too. The way to greet each other as poets neh
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/22/2018 4:29:00 AM
Thank you S.Zaynab, happy you enjoyed my verse , I'll certainly check yours out. Tom.
Date: 12/20/2018 7:33:00 PM
Retelling of Rudolph done so well, Tom!
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Date: 12/21/2018 2:36:00 AM
Thanks Kim, I always wondered how he got his nose to flash lol.
Date: 12/15/2018 7:08:00 PM
happy weekend, tom the red-nosed reindeer... huggs
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Date: 12/18/2018 5:56:00 AM
Ha-ha,I hope you had a good weekend too. Tom
Date: 12/14/2018 1:32:00 AM
I like the rhyme, I like the flow, I love the mastery... Happy Holidays...
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Date: 12/14/2018 10:41:00 AM
Thank you very much Pashang. I wish you Happy Holidays too. Tom.
Date: 12/13/2018 5:01:00 AM
- A glowing Christmas poem, Tom - A pleasure to read :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/14/2018 10:40:00 AM
Thanks very much Sunshine, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 12/11/2018 1:19:00 PM
You've nailed another great one here, Tom. They should read this in schools right before Christmas vacation. Just great. A FAVE for me! :) gw
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/11/2018 1:58:00 PM
Thanks Gershon, thankfully with conditions and a deal with the head reindeer the Christmas run is a go. Thanks for the fave. Tom.
Date: 12/11/2018 12:59:00 PM
What a great Christmas poem and explanation for Rudolph's red nose. Well done Tom!
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Date: 12/11/2018 1:02:00 PM
Thanks Wren, glad you enjoyed it , don't tell the kids though, it would kill the magic. Tom.
Date: 12/11/2018 12:44:00 PM
You are a great narrator with a creative story line, Tom! Very much enjoyed. Regards // paul
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/11/2018 1:00:00 PM
Thank you very much Paul, I'm glad you liked my bit of humour. Thankfully a deal was reached with Rudolph unlike our Brexit, what a shambles. Tom.
Date: 12/11/2018 7:10:00 AM
Lots of great rhymes here dear Tom. I enjoyed your poem, Thanks for sharing have a great day
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/11/2018 10:24:00 AM
Thank you very much Pixie, pleased that you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 12/10/2018 2:40:00 PM
tom, looking forward to your next gem..huggs
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Date: 12/10/2018 2:52:00 PM
Thank you Nette, happy you enjoy my humour. Tom.
Date: 12/10/2018 2:39:00 PM
I love that one Tom really cute, great Job my friend! be safe!
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Date: 12/10/2018 2:51:00 PM
Thanks very much Bobby, glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 12/9/2018 8:09:00 PM
Great poem! Im relieved because alcoholics usually have big red noses.
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Date: 12/10/2018 2:15:00 AM
Thanks Timothy, he had us all fooled lol. Tom.
Date: 12/9/2018 11:05:00 AM
A lovely, happy Christmas poem Tom. Rudolph has a keen business sense of business, obviously, well done Rudolph! Best wishes, Jennifer.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/9/2018 2:11:00 PM
Thanks very much Jennifer, happy you enjoyed it. Hope you're enjoying the weekend. Tom.
Date: 12/9/2018 10:37:00 AM
Lucky Rudolph! Great flow and rhyme..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/9/2018 2:09:00 PM
Thanks SO, there are perks for wearing a red nose (light) lol.
Date: 12/9/2018 6:08:00 AM
Great poem, Tom. I love the ending! A delightful read :) Charlie
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/9/2018 2:07:00 PM
Thank you Charlie, glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 12/8/2018 8:35:00 PM
LOL What a kick I got out of reading this, Tom! But for the references to drinking and the FAA, it would be a great story for children. I always wondered what was making Rudy's light so bright...and now I know! Love it, my friend. Hugs, Carolyn
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/9/2018 2:20:00 AM
Thank you very much Carolyn, happy you enjoyed it. Noooo, we can't tell the kids his nose is not real, its all part of the magic lol. Tom.
Date: 12/8/2018 6:15:00 PM
I enjoyed this, a Christmas classic! Cheers.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/9/2018 2:18:00 AM
Thank you Arthur, glad it gave you a laugh. Tom.
Date: 12/8/2018 2:35:00 PM
lol, tom... that how the 'big deals' are made... without rudolf, santa is a goner.. what a delightful, splendid story.. huggs
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/8/2018 3:31:00 PM
Thanks nette, that's true , without Rudolph he'd have to use fedex.lol.
Date: 12/8/2018 12:52:00 PM
Yes! I hope the rear reindeer is displaying the appropriate lighting too! Visibility is very important when you’re carrying hundreds of tonnes of Christmas presents! Great poem Tom!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 12/10/2018 1:57:00 PM
I think you need the gas to turn them on, Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/8/2018 3:24:00 PM
Thanks Nina, damn, I forgot the rear lights lol.
Date: 12/8/2018 10:53:00 AM
Tom, this is wonderful, great imagination went into this write and it was fun too , best of luck in the contest~
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Date: 12/8/2018 3:21:00 PM
Thank you Dear Heart, glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 12/8/2018 3:32:00 AM
Although spirit should not be mixed with spirits this poem succeeded in creating the perfect Christmas atmosphere dear friend, Tom! Delighted to read!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/8/2018 10:31:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, it took a near miss to learn his lesson lol. Tom.
Date: 12/7/2018 5:26:00 PM
very clever play on why the red nose of Rudolph!! this is a great one for kids too
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Date: 12/8/2018 1:20:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, don't tell the kids he was drunk lol. Tom.
Date: 12/7/2018 3:48:00 PM
I can only add to the comments below, Tom, so clever, and with a message in there as well..love it. Harry
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/7/2018 3:58:00 PM
Thank you very much Harry, glad you enjoyed my bit of humour. Tom.
Date: 12/7/2018 12:15:00 PM
This such a perfect poem.....clever and so creative! If for the contest...it should be awarded First Place. I will read this to my granddaughters. They are 6 and 7. This is going into my Faves! I loved it! I will also share it with my Stewardess friends. Simply delightful! xxoo : )
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/7/2018 1:23:00 PM
Thank you Connie, I was thinking I hadn't seen much on here about Rudolph so I gave it some thought and came up with this one. I'm honoured that you're sharing it with your friends. I do love a bit of humour. Tom.
Date: 12/7/2018 10:26:00 AM
Oh you sure made me giggle tom ... I still think rudolph hits the sherry and that's the other reason for the red nose lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/7/2018 1:12:00 PM
Haha a combination of the two. We know where Santa gets his red nose, all that whiskey the parents leave him. Tom
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