The Visit

The Visit

A Chapter by Dave Brown



I recognized him when I saw him

Because he walked slightly lame

And someone had once told me

That Dancer was his name


Apparently, he had been a dancer

But he’d had a slight goof

While doing a reverse pirouette

He’d badly twisted a hoof


No longer able to dance

He couldn’t earn his bread

Until a sympathetic Santa

Hired him to help pull his sled


Apparently, always a wanderer

He one day wandered into our house

And sat in my easy chair

Surprising me and my spouse


Then he walked into the kitchen

Taking both food and coffee 

Back to my easy chair

There, relaxing to eat while watching TV


Then on to the bathroom

Where he climbed into the tub

And asked if I wouldn't mind

Giving his sore back a good scrub


Afterwards, a spot in our bed

Just seemed to happen his way

And he fell asleep there

With our little dog DJ


They both lay on their backs

With their feet in the air

With all eight legs running

Together, in the same nightmare


Eventually, Santa came to get him

Which I really didn’t mind

And sitting in my favorite easy chair

He was specially easy to find


Each year now, my how time flies

A present comes from the flying crew

I’m pretty sure its Dancer’s way

Of saying, Merry Christmas to you



© 2020 Dave Brown

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Definitely a great Christmas epic! Gotta love that you give some love to other reindeer besides Rudolph. I appreciate that you appreciate the downtrodden Dancer. Best part of your imaginative ramble = a delightful depiction of your dog & reindeer visitor sleeping with paws/hoofs upended & romping . . . very clever & well-crafted imagery! I'm catching a teensy bit of poetic fever to take that bit of cleverness to the next galaxy. But I dare not try to compete with your galactic imagination, so forget that gibberish! Here's hoping you don't have to endure too many unwanted holidays guests that munch down your cookie platters & piss on your tree (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago

Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

Don't your dogs both do that
I thought that was a standard dog doings
You do have to l.. read more

7 Months Ago

Everyday dog flailing, yes . . . dog & reindeer upside-down synchronized dancing, no . . .
You Sir, are the Jack Handey of poetry, which is a compliment of the highest order in my book, which just so happens to be a non poetry Jack Handey book called what I'd say to Martians, which I am reading just now.
It's really quite good. A bit like a non poetry Dave Brown book would be 😊

Posted 8 Months Ago

Dave Brown

8 Months Ago

I'll have to see if I can get it here
I have not been able to access your site, keep getting .. read more

8 Months Ago

I was getting that too for a few days and kept getting logged out when trying to review. I think thi.. read more
This is a very creative and cute poem! I like how it rhymes, and I like the unique spin on Santa's employees! Good job! Also you succeeded at making me smile as I read it, a very rare occurrence!

Posted 8 Months Ago

Dave Brown

8 Months Ago

My intent is usually to get a smile so, glad to hear you enjoyed it
I had a feeling it was dancer that slid the sleigh into my car that night twisted hooves should not be in the lead reindeers spot! I also heard a rumor that dasher was dipping into santa's private stash as well:/ perhaps i should of called the cops after all oh well lesson learned! Never trust flying elves but in the spirit of the holidays... well you know

Posted 8 Months Ago

Dave Brown

8 Months Ago

you definitely have the skinny on Dasher
truth is, I don't think he is all that bad and as yo.. read more
This poem is gayer than I am. Nice work.

Posted 8 Months Ago

Dave Brown

8 Months Ago

LOL glad you enjoyed
keep your eye on your back door and thnx4 your visit

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Added on November 30, 2020
Last Updated on December 3, 2020

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