Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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The Child Without a Christmas 
by Martin Buxbaum

Welcome to a new feature here on From One Book Lover: Poetry Wednesday. I hope it will stir your love of language and poetry. If you have suggestions for future Wednesdays, let me know!  Special thanks to Dede Robinson for sharing her favorite poet (and poetry book) — and for helping inaugurate Poetry Wednesday!

The Child Without a Christmas

     When all the world is silent . . . 
on this holiest of nights . . 
In a million beds, the small ones dream . . . 
of Christmasy delights.
 
     But some awaken sadly . . 
and their tiny hearts are numb . . . 
when they realize through tear-filled eyes . . . 
that Santa didn’t come.

     A bit of cold or hunger . . . 
are things they understand . . . 
but a Christmas without toys . . . 
to hold in heart and hand . 
means that someone has forgotten . . . 
that someone didn’t care 
that someone failed to listen . . . 
to a very special prayer.

     It’s, oh, so very hard to tell . . . 
a disappointed tot . . . 
just why she had to be the one . . . 
that Santa Claus forgot.

by Martin Buxbaum
from Rivers of Thought

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