Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #316
"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.