Santa Claus Loses His Naughty-Nice List
On Christmas morning once upon a time,
the world was filled with screaming, crying kids.
Confused and frantic parents struggled to
determine why their kids had blown their lids.
It was mass chaos; children, parents too,
all ran amuck. At last the parents learned
the awful truth: that Santa hadn’t left
one toy for anyone. As anger burned
they soon would see white crumpled paper in
each hand. That’s right! Old Santa left a note—
not cash, I Phones, laptops, expensive games,
gift cards, or stylish shoes and clothes. I quote:
“I’ve lately been a little scatterbrained—
mislaying things. You know I’m really old.
This time I lost my ‘nice and naughty’ list.
Next year you kiddies who are good as gold
will get some extra presents; naughty ones,
BE NICE, and you’ll get goodies next year too!
I hope you see why I left you this note.
Without my list, what else was there to do?”
Did naughty children change their ways? Nice kids—
did they get nicer still? How did things go?
Well, since this story, front-page news at first,
did not rate follow-ups, we’ll never know!
November 28, 2017
Contest Title: Santa Loses His Naughty/Nice List
Sponsor: Kim Rodrigues
Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2017