Sunday, December 01, 2013

Regarding the Elf on the Shelf

I do not like that smirking elf,
     the one that sits upon a shelf. 
He spies on children every day
     reporting all they do and say,
Of course, you know it’s all a scam,
     disguised as Santa’s “Naughty Cam.”
It’s meant to keep the kids in line
     eliminating Christmas whine.
And yet I think it’s more than cruel
     and shows that Santa’s just a tool.
This season should be filled with joys
     instead of frightened girls and boys,
     who come to think that love is earned
     and you’ve been bad, if you get spurned.
I’d rather have my children see
     that love’s a gift we give for free.