Market of the Christmas Elves
On Christmas Day in the palm of a warty goblin
rested a Christmas elf in bondage.
The goblin spoke:
“I shall free the elf for the price of all your kindness
and thus you shall never again see the man in red or Christmas-
but a person who leaves an elf in bondage is forever naughty
and the gifts you live your life to receive shall be yours no more.”
I took the elf from the goblin’s hand, removed his strains, and spoke:
“There shall be no deal or bargain for I do not haggle.
I freed the elf with my own power and wit.
It seems you forgot the power of Man.”
– F H Hakansson
19 thoughts on “Market of the Christmas Elves”
Love this … if only it were a collective thought.
I agree. If more people realized how much of an impact they can have things would be so much better.
Wow! Such a great thought!
Thank you! It was really hard to come up with a good ending but I think I nailed it 😀
wooww!! t’is the season.. i love this time of the year.. love the post.. 🙂
Yes it really is 🙂 Felt like I wanted to do a Christmas poem (even though it’s still early December). Same here! I love the snow and the Christmas spirit and all the festivities 😀 Christmas has always been my favourite holiday.
I love this!! The imagery and message are both fantastic! Well done.
Thank you so much 😀
Love it. 🙂
Thank you! 😀
You’ll make some girl really happy one day!
I really hope so. At least I’m trying my best 🙂
This is a very strong poem with such a positive., important message! Very well done!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you found me. Pakistani boy is a wonderful writer 🙂
(P.S.) Found your site form the award link at Pakastani Boy’s site.
Great poem, Fredrik! I’m a sucker for Christmas as well, and anything that shimmers with the spirit I find absolutely wonderful. What a strong message. Well done!
Thank you! Same here – I love Christmas! I hope I can squeeze out at least another Christmas poem but I doubt it’ll be as good as this one.
Love that photo and the poetry that comes with it. 🙂
Thank you! The photo is from the German Christmas market in Birmingham, England 🙂