‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the workshop
Santa’s elves were toiling and planning their gift drops
Trudy, Filmore, and Leslie were excited
But Garvey’s passions could not be ignited
Garvey had worked for Santa for twenty years
In the beginning making toys brought him great cheer
Long hours and high production demands–have no fear!
And saws, hammers and wrenches were music to his ears
But over the years he might have lost his clout
As Garvey watched his career just kinda stall out
Sure, he changed assignments here and there
Today a rocking horse, tomorrow a toy bear
Yet Garvey the Elf had bigger dreams
But Santa wasn’t invested it seemed
The process improvements he saw in the line
No one ever took interest, care, or the time
Then one day Garvey’s life flashed before his eyes
Candy canes, green leggings, and hammering all the time
He decided to chat with Santa and convince him of this
Garvey would need to pursue a life filled with bliss
Santa listened with a twinkle and a wry smile
For he knew that Garvey had felt this way for a while
But Santa does not control elves’ destinies
And knows that one day they’ll find their own glee
Garvey was surprised that Santa let him go
But was elated with joy as he rolled in the snow
As he realized that his happiness was key
That’s when Garvey decided to buy an RV!
“Holy striped stockings,” said Garvey to himself
“Are RV’s even designed for an elf?”
He decided to make it work, for in the long run
He could picture his future of chasing the sun
But Garvey wasn’t sure where to begin
His knowledge of RV life seemed rather thin
Then he stumbled on the best free resource at hand
It’s called the Wanderlust Transition Plan
He jumped high in the air and exclaimed “Oh gee!”
“Now I know what to do to finally break free…
No more sticks and bricks for me…
I’m ready to claim my freedom–whoopee!”
When Garvey went and picked up his RV
He drove to Santa’s Workshop for a nice cup of tea
All the elves remarked about his fancy TV
But Garvey knew that the best part would be the journey
Now he chooses wherever he goes
And doesn’t mind connecting the sewer hose
Garvey fondly remembers the workshop when he reflects back
But mostly looks forward and has made peace with the past
Want to see more of Garvey The RV Elf? Check out the video interpretation of this poem here!
Bahahaha!!!!!!! This is hilariously amazing!
Ah thanks Liz! I know you’re the comedian of the RV world, so I’m super stoked you like it!
Thanks for reading and commenting 😉
Thank you! It was one of those days where the creativity came rushing in and I had to catch it before it went rushing out. I’m glad you like it!
This is really fabulous! I enjoyed your humour and rhyme. Christmas is a fun time to make people smile and you did that today for me. Keep up the good work.
Hi Denise – thank you for reading about Garvey! I’m so happy that it brought you joy. I was hoping that it would bring a smile to people and give a laugh or two, and I’m happy it did that for you. Happy holidays!
I love this! So creative and clever…not to mention cute! Cracking up over the elf on the sewage hose!
Hi Jeani – I’m so happy you like Garvey’s story. Yeah I was cracking up over the sewer hose pic too. I had to find something to prop him up so he wouldn’t fall over, and found a pine cone that worked. Glad you got a kick out of that too. Happy holidays to you!
Get it girl!!! And Garvey too! Clever!
Thanks Sarah – I had a fun time with this one. If blogging were always this fun I’d be more consistent 😉
Thanks Julie I’m glad you think so ;).
This made us smile on our sad Christmas Eve. You are so clever. I wish I was as creative as you are.
Definitely a good chuckle. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Loved it ! Who doesn’t like an Elf in an RV at Christmas?!
Oh awesome – I’m glad you liked it!
Still the best blog post about RVing ever.
Haha I love that you think that!
I totally remember this blog back in December 2017❤️ 🧝
Thanks, Heidi. You have a great memory. We hope you and Mark are doing well and hope to see you again down the road!
Very clever! Loved it
Thanks, Terry. I’m glad you enjoyed it.