(c) 2015 Edward York

I’ve worked all year with pride and sweat,
Just to make the toys.
Now I have just one night of delivery,
To all the girls and boys.

The world has grown,
So many more it’s really such a mess.
It makes me want to pack the stuff,
And send it U P S.

No wooden dolls, no wooden trains,
And stuffed animals can’t be found.
The kids all want computer games,
Complete with 3D sound.

The elves have formed a union.
They say they want more pay.
The Teamsters talked to the reindeer,
Just the other day.

Mrs. Claus went to a rest home,
She couldn’t stand the stress
When we received the notice,
Of being audited by the IRS.

We’re selling off our workshop,
To pay taxes on demand.
We’ve opened up a sweatshop,
And shipping toys from Pakistan.

  • Author: lasergraph (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 2nd, 2017 10:14
  • Comment from author about the poem: A different perspective
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 92
  • User favorite of this poem: Mugsdaddy.


  • Louis Gibbs

    This is destined to become a Christmas classic, LG! A fine tribute to the retailer's holiday. Kudos!

    • lasergraph

      Thanks, Not exactly "The Night Before Christmas" but a lot of fun..

    • orchidee

      A modern-day Santa there. Oh lol. Good write Laser.

      • lasergraph

        I fear too much truth.

      • Michael Edwards

        A poignant message served with a smile - great work.

        • lasergraph

          A sign of the times I am afraid.

        • myself and me

          It is such a joy to read your poem.

          • lasergraph

            Just a bit of fun. I promise to get serious soon.

          • FredPeyer

            Great ideas and imagination, so well written, and to top it all off, your picture goes perfect with the Santa image!!! 🙂

            • lasergraph

              Thanks, I can't go near a mall till spring now.

            • Mugsdaddy

              Absolutely hilarious, unfortunately it would probably be true if Santa hadn't filed bankruptcy and sold the shop years ago .

              • lasergraph

                Haha, Santa has had a tough time. Couldn't compete with Amazon.

              • WL Schuett

                A fun commentary on today’s world of Christmas....

                • lasergraph

                  I always enjoy having a little fun while making a point.

                • Christina8

                  An awesome write on a modern santa! An enjoyable read!

                  • lasergraph

                    Thank you, sadly it is a sign of our times.

                  • w c

                    Awesome! This poem reminds of the thing i enjoy- a sense of humor. Thank you for sharing.

                    • lasergraph

                      I poke a little fun once in a while. It was fun to write.

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