by Linda Knaus
The reindeer envy Rudolph for
the things he gets to do.
He’s always front and center with
the least obstructed view.
It’s nice up there in Rudolph’s spot.
The air is crisp and clear.
The other reindeer miss so much
on Christmas Eve each year.
The reindeer envy Rudolph for
the place he’s been assigned.
For all they have in front of them
is someone’s big behind.

Text © Linda Knaus, reprinted from Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike and Carl Gordon. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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