Roger Rabbit takes Requests

December twenty-third
at the World mall
bedecked in celebration splendor
as kids approached Santa’s station.
Tiny translucent St. Roger?
is on the throne
greeting kids big and small.

I’m so excited it’s Christmas time!
Welcome girls and boys.
I’ll gladly take your letters,
all sticky with chocolate dreams
for magic gifts
and backyard swings.
Let’s talk about those toys!

Children brought their lists
to hand in with a grin.
First one then another
approached the translucent gent
despite the distraction
of his very long rabbit ears,
to impart last minute
gift requests only to get
treats that left them perplexed.

Roger was unaware of
the concern he seemed to be causing.
As he continued his happy banter
and handing out carrot sticks,
he bade each child a giddy
and very special holiday wish:
Merry Christmas kiddies!
You won’t see me soon!
But worry not, you’ll know I’m there
listen for my purple bassoon!

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

This poem is for the napowrimo prompt #23, unlikely couples Visit the post to see the details of this prompt. It works even better in your head if you can hear Roger Rabbit’s lisp and inflection.

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  • honoredebalzac

    Roger Rabbit and Santa? Funny! And yet seems a little sad for the kids.
    Pamela

  • http://in-the-stream.blogspot.com/ Francis Scudellari

    An odd but festive pairing. Carrot sticks are better than coal :). It's been a while since I've seen Roger Rabbit, so I couldn't quite get the voice in my head. Maybe I'll YouTube it.

  • http://slstellingstories.com Shari Smothers

    Pamela:
    That's funny too. Perhaps, Santa got free and saved Christmas. Who can say.
    Thanks,
    Shari

  • http://slstellingstories.com Shari Smothers

    Francis:
    It was the unlikely pair that came to me. Carrots are better than coal, and better than candy too.

    I'll add in a YouTube link. There was something about his voice, though. It seems I can call it up any time–even after the many years it's been since I've seen him too.

    Thanks,
    Shari

  • http://slstellingstories.com Shari Smothers

    Pamela:
    That's funny too. Perhaps, Santa got free and saved Christmas. Who can say.
    Thanks,
    Shari

  • http://slstellingstories.com Shari Smothers

    Francis:
    It was the unlikely pair that came to me. Carrots are better than coal, and better than candy too.

    I'll add in a YouTube link. There was something about his voice, though. It seems I can call it up any time–even after the many years it's been since I've seen him too.

    Thanks,
    Shari