JOSIE'S POEMS

CHRISTMAS STORY POEMS

FOR CHILDREN

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THE TRUE STORY OF RUDOLPH

By Josie Whitehead 

True Story of Rudolph (The)

When Rudolph was a little fawn
   He wasn’t always good.
His mother taught him frequently
   The things she knew she should.

But Rudolph was adventurous
     And often ran away.
Then off he’d shoot into the night
     To ask the stars to play.

The stars soon got to know him well,
      And liked this little fawn.

They watched him as he ran and played
     And went back home at dawn.

Rudolf’s mother worried though.
     She knew that when he grew,

Her youngest son had work to learn –
     And a special job to do.

She told him that he’d pull a sleigh
     With lots of heavy toys.

'You’ll be helping Santa take them round
      To all good girls and boys.'

His mother told him all these things,
    But she’d nothing much to fear,
For her small son grew up to be
    A leader amongst deer.

He’d played at night amongst the stars
     And knew the starlit sky,
He’d looked down at the city streets
     And watched the world go by.

The friendly stars had guided him
     If he ever lost his way,
So he was just the very deer
     To help pull Santa’s sleigh.

He worked for very many years.
      He brought  gifts to me  and you.
Now Rudolph’s son is learning what
      All reindeer have to do.

When you’re in bed on Christmas Eve,
     Asleep, with eyes closed tight,
Rudolph’s son and reindeer friends
      Will travel through the night.

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