Santa Doesn't Exist

SAINT NICK DOESN'T EXIST


Santa was getting older as all people do,
and a few days before Christmas he began to “Achoo”!

“Sick,” he thought, “this cannot be.
What will happen to Christmas if not for me?”

He summoned the elves to an important meeting,
and said that this Christmas could be fleeting.

One little elf stood up and said,
“I have an idea that just popped in my head!

“We’ll ask the parents to help you tonight;
I know that they can do it just right!

“We’ll send them a message, and send the gift lists,
this way Christmas won’t be missed!”

“What a great idea,” Santa said.
“I think the parents will do great instead!”

Parents all over the world got the message that Santa was ill,
and the stockings this year would be their job to fill.

That Christmas morning, even though Santa was sick,
was a happy Christmas when parents played the role of St. Nick.

When Santa saw all the good that was done,
he thought, “I think I’ll always let parents in on the fun!

“Although the spirit of Christmas will remain in my heart,
the delivery of gifts will now be their part.”

Since that Christmas, it’s the parents each year
that do Santa’s work and spread all the cheer.
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Mario William Vitale

Mario William Vitale is a twentieth century poet. He has developed a style of free verse. Has written over one thousand poems. more…

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