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Santa's Story - Christmas Poetry

Updated on December 28, 2012
I think she'd like an iPod this year Santa!
I think she'd like an iPod this year Santa! | Source


Santa Claus felt old and fat,

Looking down the chimney stack.

He thought

I'm never going to get down that,

And rued the year that he'd spent sat


In front of a computer screen.

Online shopping

Having been

The only way to solve those lists

Sent to him

As children wish

For iPhones, iPads, MP3's,

Children these days

Never pleased

To receive a wooden toy

Hand made by elves

For each girl and boy.


The elves had had a training day,

To learn computers

The modern way,

Facebook, Twitter, Google plus,

An online presence was a must!


And Santa's home had now become

Santa (dot) Corps

A corporation!

Thanks to this he paid no tax,

And spent the summer

In Barbados!


So was the magic of Christmas lost?

As Santa stood

His breath embossed

With sparkles given by Jack Frost,

His reindeer waiting,

Never lost!


Not for Santa

On this night,

Because soon his reindeer

Would take flight

But first to solve this chimney stack,

Easy!

His magic fairy dust would deal with that!



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    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Epi! lol "hip chick" eh?? that's made my morning! I must remember to tell my teenage son... lol :-) Your lovely words always make me smile and make me feel like a million dollars... thank you! :-D

      I've been listening to swing music and I'm just about to have a late breakfast of fried eggs on toast, when I've finished my cup of tea! Love to think of you "rocking" the lake... all the best and warmest wishes to you my friend.. 10.40am by the riverbank in England!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      ..you are such a hip chick Jennifer and you've got the epi-man laughing here - this was so funny and true too (you are like the female George Carlin of the Hub - you always walk the walk and talk the talk) - how is life for you lately? I have been listening to the Pogues tonight, Thelonious Monk and now the Band - and probably now a post punk group called Rocket from the Crypt - so yes it's gonna get motherfooking loud - lol - sending you my warmest wishes and having a dark porter right now at lake erie time canada 10:40pm

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      BlossomSB, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it, all the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you shiningirisheyes, I'm glad you enjoyed it, feeling all Christmassy lol ... all the best, Jen

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What fun! You have been so creative here and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Fabulous holiday addition! You warmed my heart as well.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Graham! Yes... sorry about that! :-) Thanks for reading and commenting... all the best, Jen

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      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jennifer. Oh what a lovely read, I truly enjoyed it. Yes, it really did make me realise just how close christmas is now. Well done.

      Graham.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Jan! I agree with you, some teenagers, especially these days, seem to be all about what they can get, and the true magic of Christmas and giving to others is completely lost on them!

      Thanks for the visit and the vote my friend, (when that line popped into my head at work yesterday I actually laughed out loud and had to stop to write it down... :-) )

      All the best from the riverbank, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Bill! Thank you, I think Santa did pretty well on his tax breaks, I heard that at this very moment he's on a "business trip" with his wife in Thailand (they love the food) for some much needed R & R before the busy month ahead... :-)

      Always love your visits my friend, all the best from England, Jen

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      Janhorner 

      5 years ago

      Hi Jennifer, this was a lovely funny poem, deep down it is wishing the older days were back! I do! Kids seem to miss the magic of it all. A few years ago a colleague of mine was telling me that her daughter said, "have I only got 11 presents this year?" Bearing in mind those eleven presents were not cheap I was pretty disgusted. My reply was, "take one to a charity shop then tell her she's only got ten now!" This daughter was at that time 16, so not a baby! That's exactly what I would have done!

      Voted your poem up really good and I love the santa.corps line!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Way too much fun! I hope Santa received a lot of tax breaks because that guy does a great job! Well done Jen!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Ghaelach, I'm glad you like it! :-)

      All the best, Jen

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      Ghaelach 

      5 years ago

      Morning Jennifer.

      What a great Christmas hub.

      Well written and all so true. You might say it's a sign of the times.

      LOL Ghaelach

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