Marieta Maglas

Gold Star - 10,317 Points (19-05-1964 / Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania)

The Legend Of Santa Claus - Poem by Marieta Maglas

Refrain:
The legend of our sweet Santa Claus
In December begins
Up on the rooftops, when eight strong paws
Make sounds of reindeer twins.

Santa had another noted name,
He was a simple man
Called Nicholas living for no fame.
He was a Christian.

His parents died, when he was still young,
In a village of Greece.
Thinking of Jesus, his thoughts he strung
To help poor kids in peace.

Refrain:
The legend of our sweet Santa Claus
In December begins
Up on the rooftops, when eight strong paws
Make sounds of reindeer twins.

Under Diocletian he became
Bishop in a mission.
He was imprisoned and put to shame.
He changed the tradition.

In time, St. Nicholas' life and deeds
Have become a story.
He was a helper of those in needs,
A man in the glory.

Refrain:
The legend of our sweet Santa Claus
In December begins
Up on the rooftops, when eight strong paws
Make sounds of reindeer twins.

Nicholas became Dutch Sinter Klass,
But children changed his name.
The Bishop's red cloak changed with time's glass
In clothes for Santa's fame.

On that day, kids wait for him to come
In spirit of giving,
The Christmas tree looks no longer glum
And it looks like living.

Refrain:
The legend of our sweet Santa Claus
In December begins
Up on the rooftops, when eight strong paws
Make sounds of reindeer twins.

Down the chimney comes Papa Noel
Quite slipping and sliding.
From his sky with reindeer and sleigh bells
Just gnashing and gliding.

Spreading stardust glittering at night
He brings presents for kids,
They pray and sing in the Divine Light.
Then, to sky his sleigh skids.

Refrain:
The legend of our sweet Santa Claus
In December begins
Up on the rooftops, when eight strong paws
Make sounds of reindeer twins

Topic(s) of this poem: christmas day, legend

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

''Ballad A short narrative poem with stanzas of two or four lines and usually a refrain. The story of a ballad can originate from a wide range of subject matter but most frequently deals with folk-lore or popular legends. They are written in straight-forward verse, seldom with detail, but always with graphic simplicity and force. Most ballads are suitable for singing and, while sometimes varied in practice, are generally written in ballad meter, i.e., alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter, with the last words of the second and fourth lines rhyming.''

Comments about The Legend Of Santa Claus by Marieta Maglas

  • ivory Snow (1/4/2013 7:38:00 PM)

    i like it very much, very informative about the history of Santa, i liked how it rhymed swell (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2015


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