Make it a Splendid Week: The Holiday Season

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This week’s edition of Make it a Splendid Week celebrates the magic and wonder of the holiday season. Enjoy Chris’ adventurous poem If I Were Rudolph and the creative piece Queen of Snow by Tama’a. Where ever and however you are celebrating, we hope you experience joy-filled and safe holidays. Make it a Splendid Week!

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Queen of Snow
Tama’a, age 9

Write a Postcard from the Road to Tama’a, by clicking here. Queen of Snow is artwork No. 17.

If I Were Rudolph

My nose is bright red on Christmas Eve.
Tonight, I drive Santa’s sleigh.
It’s cold and I slide on snowy roofs.
I keep my legs moving and stomp my feet.
When I shake my head, I hear jingle bells.

Some boys jump on the sleigh when Santa is in a house.
Santa almost crashes the sleigh because the boys scare him.
I make sure he doesn’t crash because I’m Rudolph.
I can turn my head and go even when Santa pulls back.
I save Christmas and Santa takes the boys back home.
Happy New Year!

– Chris, age 8

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.


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