Santa’s Feeling Sick

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Daddy called the doctor,
and told him, “Please come quick.
Santa’s in the living room
and feeling somewhat sick.

“Santa’s slightly out of sorts.
He’s looking rather ill,
showing certain symptoms
like a fever and a chill.

“Sad to say, he’s shivering
as if he has the flu.
Please come look. I’m sure you’ll know
exactly what to do.”

Twenty minutes later,
when the doctor bustled in,
Santa got examined
from his elbow to his chin.

“Santa,” said the doctor,
“It’s as clear as it can be…
You’ve got tinselitis;
you’re allergic to their tree.”

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Christmas, Health, Holiday Poems

Poetic Techniques: Dialogue, Narrative Poems, Pun Poems


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