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The Smallest Elf... (for Mikey)

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Mike
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0 posted 12-15-1999 03:43 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


Santa Claus was feeling blue,
Poor Rudolph had the reindeer flu,
My oh my, what can I do?
To Mrs. Claus, did Santa stew,
Santa summoned forth his elves,
From their shop with toy filled shelves,
I need suggestions, make them quick,
Because poor Rudolph still is sick,
Tomorrow night is Christmas Eve,
Without red nose, how can I leave?
I will get lost, won't find Tibet,
Will probably crash into some jet,
All the children, for whom you've toiled,
Will be in tears, their Christmas spoiled,
The elves they thought, and thought and thought,
Not one idea, all was for naught,
Elves work hard, but aren't real bright,
Their bulbs are dim, there's not much light,
Then from the back, said elf so wee,
That Santa Claus, could barely see,
I have a thought, I'd like to help,
The others laughed, you foolish whelp,
You are too small, such tiny elf,
Can't even reach, toys' bottom shelf,
Santa laughed, went HO HO HO!!!
Tell me what you think you know,
Wee elf replied, use fireflies,
Their blinks will light up Christmas skies.

On Christmas Eve, if you're awake,
And to the skies, a gander take,
I have a thought, that you'll be thinking,
I now know why the stars are blinking.
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-15-1999 03:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is the sweetest poem! I love it! Very nicely done, Mike!  
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2 posted 12-15-1999 04:21 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper


Wonderful Mike!!     
I emailed this poem to my grandson whom I know will delight in reading it .....
  
                                

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
  



[This message has been edited by Pepper (edited 12-15-1999).]
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3 posted 12-15-1999 04:57 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wonderful little tale Mike. Well written. My kids will enjoy this one.
Sally S.
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4 posted 12-15-1999 07:08 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

awwwwww!  I hate to ditto others, but this is so sweet!  This is a keeper, I'm printing it out!  Lovely!!  
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5 posted 12-15-1999 07:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This should be a Christmas Classic! It is so wonderful!    

 Denise


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6 posted 12-15-1999 07:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This was fun to read!
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7 posted 12-15-1999 07:53 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Made my eyes light up to see inside your imagination...

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


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8 posted 12-15-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I love this Mike.

I have never seen a fire fly
but I'll look for them
in that Christmas sky.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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9 posted 12-15-1999 08:23 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike -

That's delightful.
Merry Christmas to you
and those you love.
~*Marge*~


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10 posted 12-15-1999 09:56 PM       View Profile for Michael II   Email Michael II   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael II

I like it very good well done.
I just hope poor Rudolph will get better.
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11 posted 12-15-1999 09:58 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all so very much and Merry Christmas to you and yours.  I have to admit, I enjoyed writing this poem.  With my eldest daughter's wedding coming up, I haven't had much time for the Christmas spirit yet... but Passions lit the Christmas fire in me...  lol

and yes.. Rudolph is all better... he got his reindeer flu shot this year...  

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 12-15-1999).]
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12 posted 12-16-1999 04:21 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

This is so incredibly sweet. I too would like to print it out and give it to my grandchildren, with your permission of course.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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13 posted 12-16-1999 09:19 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

What?  We have some folks here that have never seen fire flies!?  Oh gees, now I know why I don't like California!  LOL  Oh Martie, you should come to Arkansas on a warm summer's night, and have fun chasing them around the yard, catching them, and making your own "homemade lantern"....!!  It is so much fun!  Guess there's too much commotion in CA for them to stick around.....*sigh

Hey Mike!  I echo all the above about this poem of yours!  Fabulously sweet !  And indeed, sometimes it's the smallest who has the best answers.....if only we would listen better to them!  

 - - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do...- - pFF

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Would be honored WildChild.  Thanks Femme for the gracious comment.  If there is any question, I do not fall in the smallest category.... big goofus might be more descriptive.  Was in Eureka Springs this fall, you all have a beautiful state and do recall some fireflies.  *smile*
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Mike this is so sweet and now you have me longing for summer. I do love the fireflies and Pennsylvania sure has more than it's fair share of them in the summer. I have seen fields literally aglow with them
Oh thank you for the nice reminder of how small things can bring a smile to my face  
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16 posted 12-16-1999 06:43 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you kindly Hoot... have a few fireflies here in Ks. also...
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17 posted 12-16-1999 07:21 PM       View Profile for andy   Email andy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for andy

That is just a wonderful poem that I thought should go in a book of classics !
Beautiful work, just lovely !

                         
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18 posted 12-16-1999 07:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Aw, how sweet, Mike!

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

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19 posted 12-17-1999 01:09 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you kindly Andy and Elizabeth....
Merry Christmas!
Michael
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20 posted 12-17-1999 02:21 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wonderfully done, Mike.  Truly enjoyed sharing this with Mikey.  TY

Michael
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All of the above.......
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22 posted 12-23-1999 03:01 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you kindly Michael and Nan...
Merry Christmas to all, and may your fireflies blink brightly.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 12-23-1999).]
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You are sooooooooooooooo busted!

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Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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