“Rudolph” – A Christmas Poem

“Rudolph”
by Gary R. Hess

Here comes Rudolph
pulling a giant sleigh.
A man’s behind him,
mushing him; pushing him.
The man’s plump hands
rain force upon him.
As he slaps again the reins
sweat drips down
the man’s cotton-haired face.
“On Rudolph!”
The deer yelps,
but continues on.
The man’s eyes pierce the foggy snow
as Rudolph’s legs begin to tire.
*Snap*
The deer jumps.
And soars through the sky.
The man laughs,
echoing down below.
“Ho! Ho! Ho!”
The sleigh picks up speed
as Christmas has begun.
As Christmas has begun.

Published in X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8)

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia.

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