Max Reif

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Dad's Holiday Riffs For the Kids

A larger-than-life, bright red sled,
trimmed with gold and the word 'Santa Claus'
in big letters over the seat,
sits, cheery to a fault,
on a front porch I drive by each day

where for a month before Halloween
a life-sized effigy
of a crazed man stood,
shirt soaked red,
chainsaw in his outstretched hand

Submitted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Edited: Saturday, December 04, 2010
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  • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (12/7/2006 8:44:00 AM)

    i have a feeling that before long all the holidays in the latter part of the year will all be run together, so we'll have a crazed man carving a turkey with a chainsaw in a bright red sleigh. Happy Hallowthanksmas!

    p.s. i like this poem. it's a juxtaposition i've pondered every year.

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