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A List For Santa

November 20, 2008
By Anonymous

Snowflakes softly falling
Upon your window when they play
Your blankets snug around you
Into sleep when you drift away

I bend to gently kiss you
when I see you on the floor
there's a letter dearly written
I wonder who it's for

I quietly unfold it
making sure you're still asleep
It's a Christmas list for Santa
one my heart will always keep

It started just as always
with the toys seen on TV
a new watch for your father
and a winter coat for me

But as my eyes read on
I could see that deep inside
there were many things you wished for
that your loving heart would hide

You asked if your friend Sandra
could have another Dad;
It seems her father passed away in war and it makes her very sad

Then you asked “Dear Santa
if the neighbors down the street
could find a job that they might have
some food, and clothes, and heat”

You saw a family on the news
whose house had blown away
"Dear Santa send them one thing;
a place where they can stay"

"And Santa, those four cookies that
I left you for a treat, could you take them to the children
who have nothing else to eat?"

"Do you know that little bear I have
the one I love so dear? I'm leaving it for you to take
to Africa this year."

"And as you fly your reindeer
on this night of Jesus’ birth,
Could your magic bring to everyone
goodwill and peace on earth?"

"There's one last thing before you go, so grateful I would be,
If you'd smile at Baby Jesus
in the picture by our tree"

I pulled the letter close to me
I felt it melt my heart
Those tiny hands had written
what no other could impart.

"And a little child shall lead them"
was whispered in my ear
As I watched you sleep on Christmas Eve while Santa Claus was there

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