So much for santa claus



I’ve fallen out with Santa Claus
I think he’s gone on strike
My stocking’s hanging on the bed
But I can’t find the bike.

I wrote to him some weeks ago
Explaining that I need
A Raleigh with dropped handlebars
Fitted with three speed.

There’s an orange in my stocking
Which, these days, is a treat
But it’s not a lot of blinking use
For riding down the street.

So I’m not too pleased with Santa
I think that he’s a moron
‘Cos strikes are now illegal
Does he know that there’s a war on ?

Alan Parry Booth.......... Wednesday December 25th 1940
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Submitted on December 24, 2015

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXA XBXB XCXC XDXD X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 544
Words 102
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Alan Parry-Booth

Born in the valleys of Wales in 1931..His first poem was published when he was only seven years old..Bard to WELSH GUARDS RE-UNITED.and a regular contributor to several other organizations..Alan has written many hundreds of poems during his long life. J.H. 2015 more…

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  • Alan Parry-Booth
    Alan Parry-Booth
    Thank you for your comment Chase.........I can tell you now that I didn't get a new bike until September 1945 (After the war)
    LikeReply 18 years ago
  • Chase Tonne
    Chase Tonne
    Great poem! I was 12 when it was written and so can relate.
    LikeReply 18 years ago

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