Colleens Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 152, #Poet’sChoice




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Christmas night

I heard Santa’s

Reindeer on our roof

Mum said I was dreaming

Telling day two lights are out

So he would need to check the roof

While you are there, dad, please look for prints

I believe Santa’s reindeer left their mark

Watching dad climb the ladder, fingers crossed

Dad changed the bulbs then climbed two rungs

Good as his word, he checked for prints

Someone has been here for sure,

can’t tell if they’re deer prints

I watched dad reach out

Climbing down now

He gave me

A brass



2 thoughts on “Colleens Weekly #Poetry Challenge

  1. Your poem gave me goosebumps, Anita.
    South African Christmases are drenched in sun and summer days… When our children were young my husband and I would sprinkle baby powder on the living room’s carpet and leave “footprints”.
    The joy on their small faces!! 🙂

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