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Santa's Aussie run
by David J Delaney

Monday, December 14, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I wrote this purely as a performance piece & was a hit at our local Carols by candel light.


Santa’s Aussie Run
When Christmas time comes around, ev’ry body knows                 
that Santa leaves behind, the north poles winter snows
now on his yearly quest to spread goodwill and cheer
and bringing children gifts — those — who’ve been good all year.
Now Santa’s covered from his head down to his toes
he’s staying warm while trav’ling, icy wind that blows
and while you’re soundly sleeping, tucked inside your bed
He’s getting closer now with Rudolph’s nose bright red.
So through the night he travels with all kinds of toys
till Santa fin’lly reaches Aussie girls and boys
he leaves Australia last, yes! this he’s always done
and loves the time he spends — trav’ling our great nation.
He starts in Northern Territ’ry, then hops to W. A.
then South Australia and Tasmain’ya in his sleigh
now over to Victoria, then to New South Wales
and fin’lly Queensland to the great far north he sails.
Now way up in the tropics chimneys are so rare
or if there is a fireplace, it is left quite bare
so how does Santa leave, your presents by the tree
your house is all locked up, and doesn’t have a chim’ny.
I’d like you all to know, that Santa’s not alone
he has a special Elf, looks like a garden gnome
a wise and clever chap who’s name is simply Lee
he’s Santa’s fav’rite, with a truly magic key.
Now with Lee’s magic key, he opens any door
and then he helps in placing presents on the floor
there is another reason Santa rides with Lee
it is our little secret, just ‘tween you and me.
See, Santa truly thinks up north here is the best
and on his final drop, looks forward to a rest
so not that far from here, slightly north of Daintree
and now that Lee has gone, Santa sips his lemon tea.
Relaxing by a pool, and glad his job is done
enjoys his time now basking, in the Queensland sun
it’s just a short break, from the freezing cold north pole
he loves our pleasant weather, when he takes a stroll.
In only two short weeks — on the return of Lee
he’ll go back to his home, where it’s often frosty
where Santa has a new list, and he’ll check it twice
he’ll then find out — who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.
David J Delaney
22/07/2009     ©
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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/5/2010
This is lovely. I enjoyed your writes on Australia. You incorporated the country so nicely in your work.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/15/2009
Very creative and imaginative, Dave,...and a great read. Well done, mate!

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/15/2009
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/15/2009
Ranks up there with the Night Before Christmas poem and sure beams with your love for your beloved Australia. Merry Christmas and happy Holy days.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/14/2009
What a magnificently interesting story..

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/14/2009
G'day, David,

Enjoyed this tour of the Land Down Under - well done! Merry Chrissie! =]

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/14/2009
Well Santa Fee can definately relate to this and one day he's going to fly his old sled from Canada down to Aussie land to find that Queensland sun.
Santa fee

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