by Shel Silverstein 


"This is the hour," said Santa Claus,

"The bell rings merrily."

Then on his back he slung his pack,

And into his sleigh climbed he.


"On, Dancer! On, Prancer! On, Donner and Blitzen!

On, Comet and Cupid!" cried he.

And all the reindeers leaped but one,

And that one stood silently.


He pulled the sleigh for a thousand years,

And never a work spoke he.

Now he stood in the snow, and he whispered low

"Oh what do you have for me?"


"I have games and toys for girls and boys,"

Said Santa cheerily.

The reindeer stood as if made of wood

"But what do you have for me?"


"The socks are hung, the bells are rung!"

Cried Santa desperately.

The reindeer winked at a falling star

"But what do you have for me?"

Then Santa reached into his beard,

And he found a tiny flea,

And he put it into the reindeer's ear,

And the reindeer said, "For me? Oh gee!"


And into the blue away they flew,

Away they flew with the flea.

And the moral of this yuletide tale

You know as well as me.


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