JOSIE'S POEMS

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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