- Nov 30, 2009Ode Deer
by Val John Jennings
Deer, Oh, Deer, oh lovely host!
Do you enjoy your Christmas trust?
You pull the sleigh, with magic born,
across the sky 'fore Christmas morn.
Oh. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen,
and Rudolph, do you recall, the very
first Christmas in a manger stall?
Shepherds, sheep, donkeys, and cattle
witnessed the birth in a barn.
Throughout the world animals rejoiced
on the day the Savior was born.
Your ancestors may, on that glorious day,
have looked on a beautiful star.
And known that the marvelous, miraculous,
birth had occurred in a place rather far.
To have been chosen, from your kindred,
to honor His glorious birth and election
so the world would remember, late in December,
is your honorable, noteworthy, selection.
Your existence is fable,
unlike the stable,
but your mission is similar to His own;
For you carry peace and joy
in a gift or a toy
so Santa can visit each home.
The joy that abounds
as Santa makes rounds
is seen in each girl and boy.
To be part of His gift
and give children a lift
is indescribably wonderful joy.
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