Friday, December 14, 2012

The Santa Gender Mind Bender

I've noticed that several bloggers are bringing back previous posts for new followers to enjoy.  It's in that frame of mind that I bring back a poem I composed last year.  Hope it makes you smile, even if you've read it before.

The Santa Gender Mind Bender

Ever since the very first tales of Santa began,
All have assumed that Santa’s a man.
Listen here: You may find it odd—
But I’m willing to bet that Santa’s a broad!

The gifts kids receive---all picked by a guy?
The same species that’s been known to buy
Their holiday gifts on Christmas Eve?
A plan-ahead- dude is hard to believe!

I guess the elves could do all the wrapping—
We know for sure, a guy would be napping.
Would he then deliver his selections,
Without stopping once to ask for directions?
Fat chance of that, I would have to say;
With no GPS until recent day!
Do you know any man who’d admit being lost?
They’re way too stubborn, regardless the cost!

Then there’s the usual cookies and milk—
Would most guys be happy with things of that ilk?
No, I think not. Here’s what I fear,
If Santa’s a man, he’d want pretzels and beer!

Just give it some thought
And I’m sure you’ll agree
No way it’s a man--

Santa must be a SHE!

(an original poem by Eva Gallant)

If you enjoyed my poems this week, you might enjoy my book:

A collection of ditties called "ASSORTED VERSE OR WORSE."    Click on the link to check it out!



River said...

Behind every great man there stands a great woman and Santa is no exception.
Let's hear it for Mrs. Claus!
Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I always suspected that Eva. How clever of you to work it out too!

Brian Miller said...

haha i remember this one, and you might be onto something....hope you have a great friday eva

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

So very true. You nailed it!!! I always wondered how a man could get in and out of the house so quietly without rippin' off a giant fart.

Alessandra said...

I bet Mrs. Klaus works all year, and Santa takes all the glory...typical. Love your poem. :)

Nessa said...

I've never heard this one before - I like it.

Tess Moody said...

Mrs. Claus is the master behind Christmas!

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

This is fabulous!

My dad is always a Christmas Eve buyer unless he has a lady in his life.

rosaria williams said...

It is even better than last year!
Have a great holiday, and see you in the new year.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Good one Eva - that one is worth a share!

fishducky said...

Just bought & read your book. This was my favorite poem. You are a funny lady!!

Kimberly said... it.
but this Santa loves her some beer too.
Wine is better.

retired not tired said...

Of course Santa is a woman. I have even heard that God is as well.

Stephen Hayes said...

This poem was new to me, and it was a joy and needed distraction on this painful day for America.

Paula Jones said...

awesome!! Makes perfect sense!!

Lyndylou said...

That poem made me smile :)