Gerard Giraffe

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #316
Holiday Characters

"This time of year, the television programming is inundated with holiday specials featuring animated characters like Buddy the Elf, Frosty the Snowman, Nestor the Christmas Donkey, etc. Imagine a character for such a feature. Give it a kooky name and write it into your poem. Have some fun with it and see where your fancy flies us!"

Gerard Giraffe watched chimney flues
Checking drafts so Santa's ride would be smooth.
Gerard was tall and long of neck
unlike small elves, he could reach and inspect.

One Christmas Eve Santa's sleigh broke down
Children who believed would wake with a frown.
Gerard tied the presents 'round his neck
and he pulled Santa, all bedecked

with ribbons and bows.  Gerard was swift,
and delivered on time, all the gifts.
Gerard and Santa, a strange team
were cheered by kids whose faces beamed. 

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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