Writing by Kyle Freelander
What if I had a nose brighter and redder than Rudolph’s?
Would I get to lead the sleigh?
Would other reindeer laugh and call me names?
Would Rudolph join in or would he be my friend?
What if he was jealous that I shine brighter than a ruby red diamond on the tip of Pinocchio’s nose?
“Who is Pinocchio?”
Do reindeer not know?
Would Rudolph like Pinocchio?
Would Pinocchio keep him as a pet?
What about Santa?
Would he allow that?
And what about me?
Will I ever be free to roam away from Santa’s sleigh?
To be a normal reindeer and play reindeer games? To be more than Pinocchio’s pet?
Better yet, would the world be okay with that?