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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

25 Poems of Christmas: December 29

Here is something light-hearted, which, given the title, I should have posted on the 26th, but I hate to give a "gripe list" too much prominence.  This year, pre-Christmas, we had to get it straight with our youngest two that Santa did not bring toys that Mom and Dad did not approve of. When I had told them that they were not getting a Wii this year they figured that they would just appeal straight to the Man in Red.  If you click the title to visit the Poetry Foundation page for this poem, you can also click on the right a link to his funny but slightly naughty  "Swimming Ool".

December 26

A BB gun.
A model plane.
A basketball.
A ’lectric train.
A bicycle.
A cowboy hat.
A comic book.
A baseball bat.
A deck of cards.
A science kit.
A racing car.
A catcher’s mitt.
So that’s my list
of everything
that Santa Claus
forgot to bring.

“December 26.” © 2001 by Kenn Nesbitt. Reprinted from The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! (© 2001, 2005 by Kenn Nesbitt) with permission from Meadowbrook Press. 

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