Christmas Elf Poem
Merry Christmas to you! The Christmas Elf Meets the Christmas Mouse is an original Christmas poem I wrote using internal rhyme. At the end of The Christmas Elf Meets the Christmas Mouse are a few questions that are meant to be used to open a dialogue about Christmas wishes, the meaning of Christmas, and the simple lesson or two that Elf may have learned from this experience. I wouldÂ love to hear what answers your child or grandchild had for the questions at the end.
The Christmas Elf Meets the Christmas Mouse is my first attempt at such a long poem using internal rhyme. (For more information on internal rhyme visit my post Internal Rhyme | Examples of Internal Rhyme and Lyrics.) Don’t worry – I won’t quit my day job! But I did have fun creatingÂ this Christmas poem, and that is what counts whenever weÂ attempt something new that interests us. (The idea came to me when I met my grandchildren’s Christmas Elf on the Shelf which brought back memories of our ownÂ Christmas Mouse who lived under the house andÂ opened the door each Christmas for Santa, since we didn’t have a fireplace.)
The Christmas Elf Meets the Christmas Mouse
Santa’s ChristmasÂ Elf was talking to himself
Something is amiss…where isÂ little Oliver’sÂ wish?
He looked behind the door, he looked on the floor.
It wasÂ Elf’s duty to deliver theÂ wish to Santa for little Oliver;
heÂ had saved for lastÂ the boy’sÂ request because it was the best.
Santa was waiting, the Christmas Elf felt like fainting!
Thinking he musn’t give up, he heard someone say Wassup?
Around the corner Elf tried to lean without his presence seen…
Come closer to see, a quiet voice said. Oh my, it couldn’t be!
But thereÂ a tiny creatureÂ was allÂ covered in lots of white fluffy fuzz
trimmed in redÂ under his chin and more above his tinyÂ hat’s brim.
Elf had heard Santa hadÂ a specialÂ helper…so was the word from Grand Elfer…
Could this creature all furry beÂ theÂ one who would scurry
silently across the floor on Christmas night to open the door?
Oh, no! The clock began to chime -Â Elf hadÂ lost track of the time.
While watching the mouse, he forgot Santa would soon be at the house.
Elf must find Oliver’sÂ wishÂ or Santa will know he was remiss.
With fear he shook as one moreÂ peek around the room he took…
DoÂ I trust this mouseÂ who scurries through the house;
what is my choice? slipped out asÂ Elf found his voice.
I know you are upset, said Mouse. What is it your regret?
IÂ have lost little Oliver’s wish, replied Elf. Oh,Â I have been remiss!
Mouse responded: Why didn’t you just speak up whenÂ I asked ‘Wassup’?
The boy’s wish IÂ found – itÂ must have fallenÂ to the ground…
Mouse shook his head – the new ones he always dread…
You must beÂ a rookie; you’ll find it next to Santa’s cookie.
Hurry! it’s getting late; over there is the plate.
There it was, little Oliver’s wish -Â it could not be missed!
With that, Elf wiggled his nose and shook his toes
as heÂ thanked the mouse…then he disappeared from the house!
Elf made it back to Santa in time, and now I need help with this rhyme…
Please answer these questions…Did Christmas Elf learn a lesson?
Did the Christmas Mouse open the door? What did little Oliver wish for?
If youÂ were Oliver, what wishÂ would you put on theÂ Â list?
For you, my wish is a very Merry Christmas!!!
by Â© 2011 Barbara R Johnson
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