Poetry by Jeff Green

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In a different way

by cricketjeff on December 22, 2007.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

It seems when Santa check his list
The name of Jeff at first was missed
Since he knew this was not right
He went to get a second sight

I know I have been good all year
So I should not have this Christmas fear
He came back with quite a frown
A lot of things he’s written down

It seems that taking sweets from kids
Puts your chances on the skids
Knocking on old ladies doors
He said was just a second cause

I only do these things for fun
I mean no harm to anyone
It’s not that I’m bad in the games that I play
It’s just that I’m good in a different way

I help my friends get out at night
I’ll help to start most any fight
Helping friends just can’t be wrong
And I’ve helped my friends all along

I helped Dave kiss Jenny Pearl
Although she was fat Peter’s girl
I helped Martin home by bike
It belongs to a boy I do not like

I spilt the milk and blamed my Dad
But no-one thinks that that is bad!
I ate the fruit that looked so great
That Mum was saving for the fete

My sisters toys I gave to friends
That I had hurt, to make amends
I put my peas in Dad’s best shoes
They tasted fowl, what else to use?

So you see, quite good all year
I should not have this boycott fear
It’s not that I’m bad in the games that I play
It’s just that I’m good in a different way!

Author notes

Contest entry to match this prompt:-

“Explain why you are on Santa’s naughty list”