Ani’s Advent – Ho, Ho, Oh!

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Dear Santa, we went for a walk
As soon as it got dark,
Instead of heading for the fields
We went up to the park.

We wandered through the village streets
And saw the fairy lights
They twinkle just like little stars
And brighten up the night.

“Oh ho,” she said, “There’s Santa Claus!”
I pricked my ears up, “Where?”
I looked around and blow me down,
I saw you standing there!

I thought I must be seeing things,
And for a time was awed,
But then you twanged your beard
And underneath it you looked bored.

I may be wrong, but I don’t think
That beard of yours is fake…
Not something you have once a year
Like cheese and Christmas cake…

I had a think and realised
There’s only one conclusion,
I’d had you on my mind so much
You must be an illusion!

“Hello, small dog.” Now pardon me,
Illusions aren’t too vocal.
“I’ve read your blog.” I understood,
This Santa must be local!

I had a sniff, it all made sense…
The guy was an impostor!
Just someone from the village here
Who’d once stopped to accost her.

What was he doing in the street
With that elastic beard?
All dressed in red… it must be said
I thought it awful weird.

“A children’s party,” ‘Santa’ said,
“I’m late, I’ve got to go.
A Merry Christmas to you both!”
He left with, “Ho, ho ho!”

It gave me quite a turn,
I have to say, and quite a scare,
To see you walking down the street
When you should not be there.

But when I’d worked the whole thing out
And seen through the disguise,
I knew I’d seen the Christmas spirit
Right before my eyes.

‘Cause children would see Santa Claus,
He’d be just what he seems,
And that elastic beard
Would put some magic in their dreams.

So Santa, when you visit them,
The guys who dress in red,
Don’t take them socks and handkerchiefs,
Give them my love instead.

Much love, Ani xxxdec2012-002

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. 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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27 Responses to Ani’s Advent – Ho, Ho, Oh!

  1. Ritu says:

    Aw Ani you care so much 😍


  2. fransiweinstein says:

    So sweet! Thank you Ani πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„


  3. Such fun, I love these poems about Santa.


  4. jenanita01 says:

    I have only one thing to say… Aaawww…


  5. quiall says:

    That was lovely!


  6. D.e.l.i.g.h.t.f.u.l. I’m speechless. ❀ ❀ ❀ So sweet.


  7. That was lovely Ani. I have never seen Santa Claus, not even an imposter, but I love what he stands for, and you said it perfectly. Love Roxy xx πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…


  8. bobcabkings says:

    The magic of the nose busts a fake Santa. LOL


  9. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Ani, the small detective dog

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Widdershins says:

    Ani-love is a thing to be treasured. πŸ™‚


  11. Denis1950 says:

    Great poem Ani, you are well on the way to being published in your own right.


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