Wednesday, December 14, 2005

What I Want for Christmas

Photo: Wolf Moon by notraces

Here is a list of what I would like for Christmas:

Pajamas for a little child, food to feed the poor.
Blankets for a shelter, and we ask but little more

Perform good deeds and let us know,
Or volunteer your time.
These last are worth a fortune,
And they needn't cost a dime.

We have too many things now, vases, candles, tapes and clocks.
We have our fill of garments, ties, underwear and socks.
Candy is to fattening, crossword books we've more than 20.
We don't need trays or plates or cups,
And kicknkacks we have plenty.

We've no walls to hang more pictures;
We have books we've not yet read;
So please take what you'd spend on us
And help the poor instead!

Just send a Christmas card to tell me what you've done;
I'll open them on Christmas Eve, and read them one by one.
It won't cost as much for postage as a package sent would do,
You'll need no wrapping paper, ribbons, ink or glue.
And we'll thank God you listened to what we had to say,
So we could be the instruments to help someone in this way.

(A response from Dear Abby about Christmas Gifts - One that would be true for me as well.)


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