ELWIN, THE ELF, WAS SO PROUD OF HIMSELF!

HE’D BEEN CHOSEN THAT VERY DAY…

TO RIDE IN THE SKY, WITH THE TOYS PILED HIGH

AS A HELPER ON SANTA’S SLEIGH!

 

HE WAS HAPPY, BUT YET, HE COULDN’T FORGET

THAT HE MUST NOT LET SANTA DOWN…

FOR, OF THOSE EIGHT REINDEER, HE HAD A GREAT FEAR

(A LITTLE KNOWN FACT IN SANTA TOWN!)

 

BUT PLANS HAD BEEN MADE, AND THOUGH TRULY AFRAID,

ELWIN KNEW HE MUST GO ALONG…

IT WAS CHRISTMAS EVE, AND THOSE WHO BELIEVE

WOULD GET GIFTS, IF NOTHING WENT WRONG!

 

HE DIDN’T FEEL BRAVE, NOR KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE

AROUND THOSE SWIFT-FLYING REINDEER.

TO COMET AND CUPID, HE’D NO DOUBT APPEAR STUPID

AND BE LAUGHED AT THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR!

 

HE LOOKED DOWN ON HIMSELF, THIS FEARFUL YOUNG ELF,

AND WAS ASHAMED AT WHAT HE FOUND!

TOO LOOSE WERE HIS TIGHTS, (HIS HAT WAS ALRIGHT)

BUT HIS SHOES CURLED INTO THE GROUND!

 

WHERE WAS HIS PRIDE? (HE SURE COULDN’T HIDE!)

ONLY ONE THING COULD HE DO…

HE MUST CONQUER HIS FEAR, MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE DEER,

AND GET A NEW OUTFIT TOO!

 

AND SO ELWIN BEGAN TO DRAFT UP A PLAN

AND HE SOON WAS WHISTLING A TUNE…

YES, HE WOULD BE READY – HIS NERVES WOULD BE STEADY

AS HE AND SANTA FLEW PAST THE MOON!

 

ELWIN SEWED UP NEW TIGHTS, BUT TRY AS HE MIGHT

HE COULDN’T TAKE THE CURL FROM HIS SHOES!

HE PUT A BELL ON HIS HAT – GAVE EACH REINDEER A PAT…

BUT THE CURL STILL GAVE HIM THE BLUES!

 

 

ELWIN HAD AN IDEA WHILE MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE DEER…

HE KNEW THEN JUST WHAT WOULD WORK GOOD!

HE BENT DOWN TO THE GROUND –TURNED THE SHOES UPSIDE DOWN…

NOW THEY CURLED UP, AS THEY SHOULD!

AND WHEN THE TIME CAME, ELWIN FOUND HIS FAME

AS SANTA’S HELPER AND THE REINDEERS’ FRIEND!

HE WAS NOW WELL-DRESSED AND AS YOU MIGHT GUESS…

HIS SHOES NEVER CURLED DOWN AGAIN!

 

AND SUFFICE TO SAY…ON THAT COLD CHRISTMAS DAY

THERE WERE SMILES O’ER ALL THE WORLD.

THANKS TO SANTA AND THE ELF WHO TOOK PRIDE IN HIMSELF

AND TURNED OVER THE SHOES THAT CURLED!

 

AND THAT’S WHY ALL THE ELVES NOW WEAR HATS THAT HAVE BELLS,

AND THEIR TIGHTS ARE REALLY TIGHT AS CAN BE!

MOST IMPORTANT THEY KNOW, THEIR SHOES HAVE TO SHOW

A CURL THAT TURNS UP TO THE KNEE!

AND JUST ONE THING MORE – THE ELVES ALWAYS ARE SURE

TO MAKE EVERY REINDEER THEIR FRIEND!

THEY TAKE GREAT PRIDE AS WITH SANTA THEY RIDE…

THAT’S ALL TO MY TALE….THE END!

 

 

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