Believe

Believe

A Poem by Tony Jordan
"

based on a real event

"



Something 
on the drive up 
told me that 
little Michael 
had stopped
believing...

*

As we got back 
in the car 
- he gasped 
"Uncle Tony...
can we go back 
to see Santa 
again 
~ next year?"

*

And in my heart - 

sleigh-bells 

© 2017 Tony Jordan



Author's Note

Tony Jordan
Another year saved lol

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i can't remember exactly when it was that stopped believing....but i know i went pretty far with it..

good for another year...another year for michael to be a kid...we need longer youth years again...kids are having to grow up way too soon
these days.

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

10 Months Ago

"... I went pretty far with it... "
Lol.
I can see you organizing the first chapter o.. read more



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Tony, I am believing that you are going to post some new writes soon. Valentine

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

Kathie you must be psychic. How did you know? Lol
X
I love the spirits of children, Christmas, and this poem!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

I love that you enthuse so much about all that and my poem especially Queenie.
Thank you so m.. read more
Nice little snippet. One minor thing, and I feel silly pointing out such things on a poem that has 300+ views -- had stopped as opposed to had stop. I am sure you just read it as it was supposed to be.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

KL you know, I actually think it was pointed out before and I didn't change it or I didnt save the c.. read more
Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

No problem. I am loved and hated because of my grammatical leanings.:)
Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

Oh I am in love with your grammatics. I'm usually such a stickler for spelling - punctuation not so .. read more
Both a funny and touching story. The belief of the man in the red suit may fade but the spirit and magic of Christmas lives on, and passes on to the next generation to experience. I like the ending with the sleigh bells bit, that's a great metaphor and way to bring the holiday itself into it. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

My apologies Jack I overlooked your fine review here.
I havent admitted this until now but t.. read more
Jack Necron (Aubrey Jack Peaslee)

9 Months Ago

I have heard the name but don't believe I have read anything by them, I'll have to give it a look so.. read more
Just read this' Late of course, as usual. And I've got to say I'm shocked and stunned, I tell ye; shocked and stunned!
How very dare you even suggest such a thing. Santa is not.... I can't even bring myself to say it. That you could think such a thing and then put in a wee poem thingy! And I noticed its not even adult viewing only. My gabber has never been so wotsit! I'm going for a lie down in a dark room the now.
I know it was only suggested with the 'another year saved'. From what I hasten to say. Wicked I tell ye, wicked! Suddenly I've turned intae Private Fraser, the now. but I claim diminshed responsibilty. Doomed I tell ye! Doomed!
Tell the wee laddie the truth mon! Tell him that the Santa chappie is now the way havin a wee restie with Missis Santa before it starts agin.
On a side note did ye know that the legend of reindeer flying came about from the fact that ye average reindeer herder liked the taste of fermented and hallusonogenic (sic) reindeer pee. Now ye didn't know ye didn't know that. Right am awa the now havin put ye straight on a few things ye poor man ye are. And ye can put those other wee looneys below straight about the facts of the matter as well

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

Sorry I missed this classic review Ken.
Dont apologise for being tardy - I have only replied.. read more
Haha nice one when I read this I kind of felt it too really since when did I stop believing. I don't know about Santa but I do remember my mom ruining the tooth fairy story for me I caught her saying she was the one putting the coin under my pillow LOL .Anyway that's a nice style you have got there. Keep up the good work :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


I remember when some smart arse kid at school ruined my dreams that Santa's fake, after that women broke my dreams of happy ever after! lol

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

andrew mitchell

9 Months Ago

lol..............
Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

Whoa!!
As soon as my back's turned Gee's in like Flynn (Errol).
Get a room you two!!.. read more
Gee

9 Months Ago

I've left the pipe grease in yer sock drawer....
This poem makes me remember when my grandmother pulled me to the side in fifth grade to tell me Santa wasn't real. I wasn't crushed becaause moments where I helped her bake cookies to leave out for the night, watched Christmas cartoons until I fell asleep, and gasped at the presents appearing like a magic trick at midnight. Oh great, you and someone else have made me want to write a Christmas poem lol. But, those were fun times because of the anticipation of a magical person in my house with goodies for little me.

Adorable write.

Thanks for posting!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christmas is a magical time of year for so many reasons, especially Santa Claus..

Who says he isn't real???

lol

Posted 10 Months Ago


Thank you for presenting a slice of life that those of us without kids would never even think of. I love that you define "the holidays" in terms of this one precious little myth, something that apparently most parents cling to as a marker to help them trust that their babes are not growing up too quickly. Your poem says all that, so much more than the actual words, which is the true brilliance of a short poem that taps into what already resides in the reader's mind. The final statement is perfectly simple & sensory.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Or maybe some of us keep pets instead of kids BECUZ OF their perpetual childlike sense of wonder! *w.. read more
Tony Jordan

10 Months Ago

heh heh - not forgetting they wont be wanting the latest iPad every year
barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Since I've never even had a cell phone in my 60 years of life, I think any potential kids of mine wo.. read more

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Added on December 5, 2016
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Tags: santa, not, real, believe, Santaland

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Tony Jordan

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