Monday, December 18, 2017

How Rudolph's Nose Got Its Glow

by Woody Woodruff

Gene Autry sang of Rudolph His nose so red and bright
And how he'd guide Santa's sleigh
On those foggy nights
Yes, Rudolph was a now a hero
The way the story goes
But have you ever stopped to think
How Rudolph got that nose

It all started years ago
That's what the reindeer say
No matter what the reindeer did
Rudolph was always in their way
He was in the middle of their work
And in their way at play
When he got in the middle of their football game
An accident happened that day

The score was ties six to six
With just seconds left to go
When Prancer decided to try and kick
A thirty yard field goal
Donner was ready with the ball
Prancer's foot was back to kick
Then all of a sudden from nowhere
In Rudolph's nose did stick

Prancer's foot came flying
As the story goes
But instead of kicking the football
He kicked Rudolph on his nose
Rudolph's nose began to swell
Then it began to glow

The sky was lit for miles and miles
From Rudolph's bright red nose
Many years  have now gone passed
Since that awful day
Although, the swelling has long been gone
His nose still glows today
So now you know the whole story
It wasn't Rudolph who saved the night
For if it hadn't been for Prancer's foot
Santa would have never made the flight

Woody Woodruff Dec 1996

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