Christmas Story-Poems
for Children

By Josie Whitehead


Christmas Reindeer
Christmas Reindeer
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By Josie Whitehead

Job Vacancy for Man with Sleigh

Through a cold wintry night

     And a star studded sky,
A man with a mission

     Is starting to sigh.

He carries a list

      That exceeds all the rest,
And he wears a red coat

      And warm hood of the best.

For what started to him

     As a worthwhile task,
With a small list of presents

      And tea in his flask,

Has now become huge!  

     Oh, what’s to be done?
At one time his job

     Was most certainly fun.

His reindeer are scared

      Of those large, noisy planes
And the man reassures them

      With a touch of the reins.

The list that he carries -

     Oh those millions of names -
Has grown as has also

      The weight of those games.

No more do these children

     Want small stockings filled - -
A small treat from Santa

     To make them feel thrilled.

They want so much more

      And say thank you much less 
And Santa feels sorry,

      As I’m sure you will guess.

He sighs, for it's certain

      This trip is his last,
But remembers with joy

      The good Christmases past.

But with retirement for all

      In the world of today,
There’s a vacancy now

      For a man with a sleigh.

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