Santa’s Beard

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From the book Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney

He wasn’t too good with a razor
and every time he would try
Kris Kringle would cut himself shaving,
so badly it caused him to cry.

The townspeople laughed when they saw him
with cut marks all over his face.
He felt so embarrassed and foolish
he’d lower his head in disgrace.

So one day he threw out his razor,
and all of the townspeople cheered!
No longer would Santa be shaving.
Instead he was growing a beard!

But though he has given up shaving
and grown out a beard white and thick,
most folks still remember those cut marks
and that’s why they call him “Saint Nick.”

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2006. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Christmas, Holiday Poems

Poetic Techniques: Imagery, Narrative Poems, Pun Poems


From the Book Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney

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