The Bag Of Old Saint Nick

     *Tuesday is a good day to get the humor going again, at least for a little while. We will be getting a little more spiritual and moralistic in the days to come, but for now, we’ll keep on with the lighter stuff.

     Please have a good read, and a worry-free week,


* Originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15th 2012, but delayed out of respect for those involved in the Newtown Ct. tragedy.

Santa's Bag.

“Ho, Ho, Ho, my butt! My back is killing me.”

The Bag of Old Saint Nick


The hobo has his bag

upon a stick.

The magician, he has

his bag of tricks.

and the airline has a bag

if you get sick.

But I prefer the bag

of “Old Saint Nick.”


Yes, the bag of “Old Saint Nick”

is full of toys,

for all the well-behavin’,

girls and boys.

And with them come the gifts,

of love and joy.

And a wish for peace on earth,

enjoy, enjoy.

Now the bag may carry pets,

that have four paws.

I’ve even seen a tool chest,

with twelve drawers.

And how that’s done defies,

all science laws.

Oh, there’s secrets in the bag,

of Santa Claus.

But, Santa doesn’t do it,

by himself,

he has helpers, each one,

a little elf.

And his reindeer were the first,

to practice stealth.

But, in that bag he carries,

more than wealth.

Yes, in the bag he carries,

 hopes and dreams.

For all of us believers,

it would seem.

So, when the bag is opened,

and the eyes of Santa gleam,

the gift he brings is innocence,

and a childhood then redeemed.


 Jack Downing

Dec. 2011


Copyright©  Jack Downing, aka All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner, without the expressed consent of the author. JRD 12/18/12


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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4 Responses to The Bag Of Old Saint Nick

  1. Sally says:

    As usual funny. and incisive!!

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