Faith Restored

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Faith Restored


My middle granddaughter is a mere seven years old

So upset is she, she can’t cross the threshold

Of the most famous roller coaster in all the world

Where she longs to be thrilled, hurled and whirled.


At the entrance is a guide that ultimately dictates

the hight you must exceed, she is in dire straits

I asked her, what she wanted Santa to bring?

She answered emphatically, “That sign downsizing”  


Donning my thinking cap, I adjourned to my shed

On Christmas eve night, after she’d gone to bed

With the help of some elves, from Santa’s workshop

We fashioned some shoes to get her to the top


On Christmas morning there in her stocking

She found some new shoes with a secret chocking

Go and stand by the door” I said as she arose

Santa’s special little elves, have made you those


There on the door frame, she had etched a mark

Once she had reached, the coaster she could embark

Magic shoes!” she exclaimed with glee

Overcome with excitement, that was obvious to see.


This is the bestest present I’ve ever had,

It says on the label, there from you Grandad.

Giving me the greatest of hugs, I could ever conceive

Restoring her faith. In Father Christmas she believes.


ChristmasPoSanta's elves

◄ Sacred sacrament

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Fri 20th Dec 2019 14:56

There are so many stories to relate....a good write!!

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Don Matthews

Thu 19th Dec 2019 04:43

Eth? Po sounds very educated...

He went to school luv?

I went to kindy?.......

Yes, you can count on your fingers pet but there is always room for improvement.....

Po's used this edu-fancy word 'virtual'. Wot's it mean?......


That's just not true Eth.... I saw Po on the roller along with other Like-Minders. I saw him with my own eyes. They were having great fun.

Have you toddled off to Tesco yet ? Asked if they stock anti-rollercoaster sickness pills?

I gotta wake up and get out of my lounger first pet......


(You do realise Po this conversation between my two elderly friends has been brought about by you? It seems you have given them something worthwhile to talk about in their daily mundane existence. Thankyou for this.)

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Paul Sayer

Wed 18th Dec 2019 14:47

Amelia is looking forward to some great Roller Coaster rides next year. Her dad used to hate them with a passion as a child, I could never get him on one. Now he can't get enough of them... It's me who is saying no now!

I love the WOL in-house virtual coaster, Trust me that is scary enough
At least now Don has passed his roller coaster ride driver proficiency test.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 18th Dec 2019 14:41

Jon. Thanks again for dropping in and hitting the like!

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Paul Sayer

Wed 18th Dec 2019 14:40

Thanks MC I am still that child at heart... I hope I never grow up, to be honest. (just noticed I needed a comm-er after up)
I did grow up to honest!

Hope the spelling/grammer police didn't notice.

Regarding Brian's comments I am so pleased that I was a child of the sixty's before the f'n elf and safety brigade ruined Christmas and everything else!

I have stopped the list because it would run on for several pages

No home made track bikes with no brakes that we used to race round a mud track... Great fun in the winter months!

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 18th Dec 2019 13:00

Humanity's reach should always extend beyond its grasp - or
something. A charming essay into the world of make believe being
made possible, reminding us of magical childhood memories.

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Don Matthews

Wed 18th Dec 2019 03:22

A serious write deserves a serious comment. I see nothing in this to apply humour to.

A time-appropriate and heart-felt piece Po.....

I particularly like this from your comment

'as I progressed along I asked him if I was going too fast... upon receiving no reply I turned round to find him gone. He had left me to it'.

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Brian Maryon

Tue 17th Dec 2019 22:49

If you were that child today Po you'd have had a hi-viz vest, a helmet, kneepads etc
In addition, a risk assessment would have been carried out and you would have been asked to sign a disclaimer. That's progress!

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Paul Sayer

Tue 17th Dec 2019 21:44

Lol not a chance mate.

I wrote this after remembering my father got me my first two wheeler bike for Christmas, It was impossible for me to reach the peddles whilst sitting on the seat. He went up to his shed and wired two rubber blocks each side of the peddle so that I could reach them.

We went out on that frosty morning and holding the saddle he walked behind me holding me steady... as I progressed along I asked him if I was going too fast... upon receiving no reply I turned round to find him gone. He had left me to it.... I will always remember that Christmas with great affection Brian.

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Brian Maryon

Tue 17th Dec 2019 21:30

Ah, but can she walk a mile in them?

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