Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

A Poem by MsJewel
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my wish is for every child to have a Merry Christmas

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Dear Santa,

 

I won’t be home this Christmas; you’ll see the house is dark

I’m in the tiny tent on the corner in the park

We don’t have Christmas lights or a Christmas tree

If it’s not too much to ask, would you please look for me?

 

I’ve made a little list for my brother, mom and dad

I’m not asking for much, but mom’s been awful sad

I know she misses home and her friends, I suppose

but you will make her smile, if you bring her a red rose

       

Daddy brought her roses a long, long time ago

but they’re hard to find in the ice and snow

Daddy never asks for much, he’s harder to buy for

and since he lost his job at the hardware store…

 

He’s been a little grumpy, but he’s really very nice

Don’t put him on the naughty list, check it once or twice

And please help him find some work…any job will do

If one of your elves is tired, he could work for you!

 

Then there’s my brother Sam, he’s only three years old

so he gets scared in the dark and sometimes he gets cold

I think he would really love a cuddly teddy bear

and I’d like one Santa, if you have one more to spare

 

Merry Christmas Santa, thank you for all you do

I know I’ve asked you for a lot, but I believe in you

I hope it’s not much trouble, to find me in the dark

Remember, I’m in the tiny tent on the corner in the park

 

 

Love, Sarah

 


© 2014 MsJewel



Author's Note

MsJewel
This is a re-write of a poem I posted last year. I thought it was worth reposting as a reminder our homeless population is growing and an alarming number are children. There are many charities such as Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, the Goodwill and the Salvation Army that need volunteers. Whether it’s donating food or a gift, giving your time, saying a prayer, or sharing a smile…it all makes a difference ~
Happy Holidays to you and yours. :) Julie

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This is a powerful write Julie, heartbreaking but so real. I live in a country where every traffic light has someone asking for something to eat and our homeless camps are growing by the day. The hollow and emptiness in the eyes is what make me sad, you can see they have lost hope. Blessings to you.

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MsJewel

2 Years Ago

our homeless population is growing everyday. It saddens me that so many are children. Thank you fo.. read more



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This is a powerful write Julie, heartbreaking but so real. I live in a country where every traffic light has someone asking for something to eat and our homeless camps are growing by the day. The hollow and emptiness in the eyes is what make me sad, you can see they have lost hope. Blessings to you.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

2 Years Ago

our homeless population is growing everyday. It saddens me that so many are children. Thank you fo.. read more
wow Julie this is such a heart warming piece sorry for the late review hey but im sure a lot of children had these exact sentiments over christmas....lovely piece indeed

Posted 2 Years Ago


This really moved me its sad and sincere and could be any child in the world. I wrote three that involved Christmas "Christmas is Here", "Rollercoaster Ride" and "Christmas Dog" have you read them yet? Poems are impactful when they punch us with a dose of reality as this well orchestrated piece does. Very well written and rhythm and flow was fabulous, A masterpiece!

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This was a heart wrenching read but one that carries so much energy with it. The message is loud and clear. We must give to those that need it the most. Loved this

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MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you Troy. It's lovely to see you! :) Julie
This touched me very deeply.....absolutely going in my library, as a reminder that not everybody is as lucky as i am.....simply amazing work Julie!

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MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you Ana. There are so many little Sarah's out there. It truly is heartbreaking :) Julie
Oh so sad and yes a good reminder for us all. The holidays are so busy that this is a great way to evoke the emotions of the reader. Well done. My heart was breaking as I read this!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Hard hitting ideas couched in the garb of a juvenile's missive to Santa. Absolutely wonderful!

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MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words :) Julie
I loved the poem! Great piece! You know, it is very sad, because there are people that are without homes during the holidays or just living day to day. In this poem, it sounds like the father had a job, but just couldn't make enough money and couldn't find a place to stay and then worse come to worse, he lost the job. It really is sad that there are people that are out there and they also have kids that are big and small and some even babies and all they have is a shelter that they can go to, but they can only stay there for so long, then where will they go from there? This is another big issue in this world that really needs to be attended to and taken care of. Being homeless and being hungry are the worst to be. One day it will change!

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MsJewel

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words :) Julie
Heartful5160

2 Years Ago

Your welcome. I'm enjoying your work, so far!
Thank for sharing and reminding folks about the growing number of homeless people in our country alone.
In my hometown we have a group that get together to write poetry. They publish their poems in a pamphlet called "Talking Sidewalks". Seems poetry has a place in many corners of our world. I really loved your poem!

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MsJewel

2 Years Ago

What a wonderful way to share poetry. I hope your holidays were beautiful my sweet friend. Hugs, Jul.. read more
Thank you Julie! I sure tried to give the disadvantaged a step up this season. As a retired person I give year round my time. Giving is such a tremendous act I love it!

God Bless you! Happy Holidays!

Al

Posted 2 Years Ago



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