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Balladeer
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0 posted 12-26-2009 10:34 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


Jesus and his cousin John,
A man of trusted soul,
Traveled up to find that man
They'd heard of at the Pole.

Santa then was not the man
That we all know today,
Carting gifts around the world
On reindeer-driven sleigh.

He was just a man who cared,
A rather simple sort
Who gifted children in his town
Because of his huge heart.

So Jesus, John and Santa met.
As, outside, cold winds blew
And Jesus said, "My friend, I have
A job for you to do."

"The word has traveled all the way
From here to Galilee
Of how you share your love for all
With generosity."

"You put smiles on children's faces
With your merriment and mirth
And I want you to deliver gifts
To everyone on earth!"

"To everyone on Earth? You mad??!!
Said Santa, with a snort.
"There are lots of people,friend.
I'd not know where to start!"

"And, just in case you haven't seen
I've not the normal girth.
It's not a belly that's designed
For traveling the earth."

"No matter", spoke up John, whose hands
Were starting to feel frozen.
"The Lord will give you all you need.
Be glad that you've been chosen."

But Santa said, "How can this work?"
Gift all in just one day?"
The Lord replied, "You'll do it
With a reindeer-driven sleigh."

"Reindeer??", Santa snorted, "They
Are such a worthless lot.
"I'd need some creatures built for speed.
Is that the best you've got?"

Jesus smiled and so did John,
With twinkles in their eye.
"Not ordinary reindeer, friend
But reindeer that can fly."

"Flying reindeer??" Santa laughed.
"I've heard it all this time.
You sure you haven't oversipped
The sacrificial wine??"

"And what about the presents, then?
Now where do I get those?
Millions of gifts for everyone..
Some magic, I suppose?"

"I'm sending you a group of elves",
Said Jesus, with a smile.
They'll spend the year preparing
Gifts for every living child."

"Some elves? You're sending me some elves?"
The smiling man replied.
"Some reindeer and a group of runts
To help me?!", Santa cried.

"And this costume I'm supposed to wear..
You're telling me it's red?!?
And a cap with some white tassel?
Give me something else instead!

People who wear red up here
Er, walk a little funny.
Don't want some six foot eskimo
Refer to me as honey!!!"

Jesus smiled and said, "Good friend,
The job has many perks.
Let me point them out to you
And how this whole thing works".

"Millions of kids will idolize
The person that you are.
They'll pray to you, write songs to you.
You'll be their biggest star."

"Kids will mind their manners and
Be courteous to all.
They want to be on Santa's list
Each Christmas when you call."

"They'll go to bed on Christmas Eve
Anticipatingly,
And, for their thanks for what you do.
Leave cookies by the tree."

"Well, now it's sounding better!
It could be a worthwhile trip!
They'll leave me cookies, did you say?
Could you make them chocolate chip??"

The trio talked all through the night
On details, I suppose.
Jesus agreed to a reindeer
With a headlight for a nose.

Santa agreed to wear the clothes,
Although he hated red
And everything was worked out
By the time they went to bed.

So that's the way it is, my friends.
Dear Santa roams the land
On sled propelled by reindeer
And Jesus's loving hand.

Leave out your milk and cookies
Pray before you go to bed
And know that Santa and Jesus
Are both watching, overhead.
© Copyright 2009 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 12-26-2009 12:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...Works for me...


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Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-26-2009 01:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I didn't know that Santa hated red!

What an eye opening story! And it's all true!

This is an amazing poem
TAkr care
Liz
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3 posted 12-26-2009 01:36 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria



"And this costume I'm supposed to wear..
You're telling me it's red?!?
And a cap with some white tassel?
Give me something else instead!

People who wear red up here
Er, walk a little funny.
Don't want some six foot eskimo
Refer to me as honey!!!"


[This message has been edited by Mysteria (12-27-2009 01:00 AM).]

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4 posted 12-26-2009 03:59 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Well, I was good all year long and Santa did not come. I guess it is a good thing I bought myself a gift. Because it was the only one I got. I had gone out and bought myslf a Dell Laptop with windows 7 on it. Now, all I have to do is figure out what to do with a laptop. And, what windows is all about. I know one thing, it doesn't have Outlook Express on it. That is a bummer.

I hope you and everyone else had a Very Merry Christmas.

I was snowed in here in Oklahoma City.
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5 posted 12-26-2009 04:00 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you, I love this story. You are the BEST!
Balladeer
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6 posted 12-28-2009 07:49 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks to you all for responding to my little fluff...I hope you had great holidays!

Liz, it's true. Santa hated red!! Actually, the phrase "seeing red" originated with Santa's disdain and anger at his costume...go figure!
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7 posted 12-28-2009 12:39 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LOL... I should have known you'd have an explanation... and a great one at that! *S*
Earth Angel
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8 posted 12-28-2009 07:27 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Dear Deer, I think you would have made Santa proud if you were to lead his pack of flying cervine creatures! '

Seriously speaking, this was a charming and meaningful integration of two Christmas Lights!

P.S. I had not known that Santa disliked the colour red! Who woulda thunk it?!?

May 2010 be merry and bright for you and yours!

Linda

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9 posted 12-29-2009 08:07 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

The best...James
Robert E. Jordan
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10 posted 12-29-2009 09:03 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Balladeer,

It's good to finally get the straight story on that Santa guy.  I always knew he was in it for number one.

Bobby
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11 posted 12-31-2009 11:20 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Hello Mike, That is one great poem for several reasons, firstly for the story it tells, secondly for the information it

delivers, and thirdly for the rhyme and rhythm of the poem itself. very few people
can write a poem with your expertise.
Well done my friend. much enjoyed.

Lindsay
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12 posted 01-01-2010 12:14 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I knew I had to read this one immediately after Nan's poem - and I was right.  I laughed, but loved the message of your poem too, Balladeer.  It's a keeper poem too - and thank you for making me smile.

Happy New Year.

Alison
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Loved this! And done in true Balladeer form...  

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14 posted 12-05-2010 09:02 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Well look at this fantastic Christmas story I missed last year! This is wonderful, Michael!
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I love it when the great stuff
floats back up to the top.



 
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