Empty Christmas Of A Child's Heart

Empty Christmas Of A Child's Heart

A Poem by storiestotell

Written for the creative poetry group.





















Downpour of emotions spill

across a little boys face.

Eyes gleam as he stares

at the enormous tree.

Embedded dreams of christmas

causes his small chest to stiffen.


Vivid lights all sparkly blinks,

giving him a sense of excitement.

An elflike giggle sneaks past the boys lips

as he thinks of jolly Santa Claws.

Visions of candy canes and race cars

dance in his head, along with

a new bike and maybe a video game.


A racket outside makes his heart thump.

Has Santa come while he's up?

Feet frozen to the floor,

he prays as he watches the door.


Dread makes his wee body shake,

tears fall down his face.

Mom and Dad appear,

he realizes christmas will be just like

last year.


He takes one last look under the empty tree.

Slowly he goes back to his bed.

He dreams of candy canes and race cars,

a new bike and maybe a video game.


But most of all he dreams of

a Mom and Dad

to love him.


© 2011 storiestotell

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Ah....the ending killed me. Beautiful-heart shattering poem. You should offer tissues with this poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is such a sweet, sad, and powerful poem. Poor little boy.

Posted 9 Years Ago

really heart-wrenching

Posted 9 Years Ago

Oh bless..this I'm sure is so true for so many children. :(

Posted 9 Years Ago

Sad. Poor child with no love at Christmas. This sounds like the sad tale of an abused child. One can only hope his life will get better as the years go by.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is very sad. I hope he gets the love he needs,

Posted 9 Years Ago

A very nice Christmas story. I like the ending. Even a child learn to appreciate love when they are alone and afraid. A very nice ending to a outstanding poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Posted 9 Years Ago

A out pour of raw emotion that gets under the skin and makes me think of what is truly special about family.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a sad tale but it is one that many do face this time of year. SOmetimes we forget the sad side of the holidays and Christmas.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on December 14, 2011
Last Updated on December 14, 2011



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