Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Prompt: Write an alouette poem, which consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each with the following set of rules:

Syllable Count: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b


Every single year
a group of reindeer
gather around the north pole
seeking out a man
with a clever plan
to deliver presents and coal.

His rotundous shape,
a red velvet drape,
is filled with all things jolly.
Yet, if you're naughty,
greedy or haughty,
he knows who you are...Molly.

The reindeer can soar
across land and shore
at speeds over nine thousand.
They also slow time
and even rewind
if Santa gets caught drowsin'.

He lands on each house
quiet as a mouse
and sneaks down through the fire place.
From out a red sack
he builds up a stack
of boxes and frilly lace.

Then onto the next,
as quick as a text,
he moves swiftly out of sight.
Laughing, "Ho Ho Ho"
lets the children know
that Christmas arrived last night.

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