Ani’s Advent – Chimneys

ani-002-2Dear Santa, we’ve a problem here
(Another one, it’s true)
If she’s in bed and locks the doors
Then how will you get through?

The old house had a fireplace
Complete with chimneypot,
But when she said we’d move in here
That’s something she forgot.

I know that’s how you get inside…
It must take quite some luck;
A two-legs of your size and girth?
You really should get stuck.

Do you go down feet first or head?
Or shrink small as a sprite
When you climb down the chimneypots
Each year on Christmas night?

I always try to wait and see,
But think you’ve got my number
Cause every time I fall asleep
And you come while I slumber.

But this year we’ve no chimneypot
No fireplace nor flame.
I worry, though she tells me that
You’ll still come just the same.

The windows will be closed at night,
The keyhole seems too small
To wriggle through with turkey
And a brand new tennis ball.

She says that there are certain things
That always find a way,
Like love and light and Santa Claus
And joy on Christmas Day.

But just in case you’re in a rush
And she’s tucked up in bed…
And if you really can’t get in…
Just leave things in the shed πŸ˜‰


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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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54 Responses to Ani’s Advent – Chimneys

  1. Always thinking, that small dog of yours.


  2. Ritu says:

    Full of clever ideas as always Ani!!!


  3. Cute poem. πŸ™‚ And who could ever turn down those so, so expressive eyes? What a charmer. πŸ™‚


  4. Mary Smith says:

    I thought she was going to tell him where the emergency key is kept!

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    There is always the shed, good thinking, Ani!


  6. Victo Dolore says:

    This was absolutely adorable. πŸ™‚


  7. Very creative thinking, Ani. πŸ’


  8. Smart Ani.” Just leave things in the shed.” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Love the poem. ❀


  9. This is such a cute poem; I am still smiling!


  10. Jan Malique says:

    Don’t worry Ani, Santa always finds a way. πŸŽ…


  11. willowdot21 says:

    Don’t worry Ani she is right Father Christmas does not need a chimmey he can pass through walls!! Relax all will be well. Love Ruby!! xxxxx


  12. Joss says:

    a delightful poem


  13. Widdershins says:

    Sheds are always a useful alternative … for many things. πŸ™‚


  14. dgkaye says:

    Priceless ideas! πŸ™‚


  15. noelleg44 says:

    You’ve got everything covered, as usual, Ani. I hope you get lots of tennis balls!


  16. You are so clever Ani, I am sure Father Christmas will still be able to get in. We don’t have a chimney and he leaves me presents still. Love Roxy xx


  17. Perfect, Ani. I’m sure Santa has a magic key, though. πŸ”‘ That’s what I get told. Apparently, that key opens any door; including the one to the cheese factory. I’ve got this idea and maybe you and I could creep up behind the funny man in the red suit, bark, make him drop the key, and then we’ll do a run for it? Watta say?
    Lots of tail wags,


  18. macjam47 says:

    Ani, it’s always good to have another plan as back-up.


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