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Published:December 4th, 2006 23:38 EST
Missing Mr. Matthew

Missing Mr. Matthew

By Nancy Lee Wolfe (HR Development/Content Manager)

Last night as I lay sleeping,
I had the strangest dream.
An elf, a dove and a reindeer
Were visiting with me.

They said, "We`re just exhausted.
We`ve been searching to and fro.
If you aren`t able to help us,
We have no place else to go."

Stunned I was.
And more than startled.
One look told me they were
All broken-hearted.

"What`s wrong?" I asked,
"What is your dilemma?
Take off your shoes,
Tell me, what`s gotten in you?"

The elf said, "We`re frantic,
We just cannot imagine!"
"It`s true," cried the dove,
"We are ready to panic."

The reindeer sighed,
"It`s all very bad.
We`ve misplaced Mr. Matthew,
The best friend we had."

"Oh," I smiled,
"Is that what you fear?
Why, Mr. Matthew is living
In Ohio this year."

There were cheers all around
And the elf cried, excited,
"We can get there tonight.
He`ll be greatly delighted."

The reindeer agreed and
The dove gave a "Coo!"
The last thing I knew,
They were off to see you.

©1997 Nancy Lee Wolfe