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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A sad but I'm sure true for so many.
Love is the greatest gift, no matter the age.
Hope you a a Blessed Christmas

Posted 9 Years Ago

So sad! It shows you that you should be so thankful for what you have. Great job!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Aw...This is somewhat emotional especially the ending... :(
A great poem...

Posted 9 Years Ago

Like you say.....Love is the key....beats any gift...
a terrfifc write depicting emotion and sadness and yearning
for something more substantial....

Posted 9 Years Ago

this is so sad, and excellently written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

sometimes love is all one can give their child...wishing you a Merry Christmas...

Posted 9 Years Ago

Such a great job on a difficult subject--really well done!

Posted 9 Years Ago

So sad............:( this broke my heart, beautifully written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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



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