This is the story of a lesser known reindeer named Ronaldo,
who was part of Santa Claus’ team many years ago.
Ronaldo trained for the yearly journey with vim and gusto,
but at every finish line trial race he was the last one.
Speed was not a gift he had been bestowed,
compared to the other deer he was simply slow.
With all the strength and energy he could muster,
Ronaldo tried to get himself to go faster.
Every morning Ronaldo was the first to show,
ready to do his best to help the squad’s performance glow.
He gave his all every day until the team’s workout was through.
While each year he remained last in the lineup queue,
only more dedication and diligence always ensued.
Ronaldo’s importance cannot be misconstrued.
His determination made him the team’s leader and mascot.
Each generation has passed on the work ethic he taught.
In Claus and the team’s hearts,
the memories of Ronaldo will always hold a special spot.