Wednesday, December 10

Letter to Santa

Recently while looking through my folder of poetry, I came across this poem that I saved many years ago. It sends a message that will forever touch my heart. I hope that it touches yours just as deeply.

Letter to Santa
Snowflakes softly falling,
Upon your window play
Your blanket snug around you,
Into sleep you drift away.

I bend and gently kiss you,
When I see that on the floor
There's a letter neatly written
I wonder who it's for.

I quietly unfold it,
Making sure you're still asleep,
It's a Christmas list for Santa...
One my heart will always keep.

It started just as always
With the toys seen on TV,
A new watch for your father -
And a winter coat for me.

But as my eyes read on,
I could see that deep inside
There were many things you wished for
That your loving heart did hide.

You asked if your friend Molly
Could have another Dad.
It seems her father hits her
And it makes you very sad.

Then you asked, dear Santa
If the neighbor down the street
Could find a job, that he might have
Some food and clothes and heat.

You saw a family on the news
Whose house had blown away,
"Dear Santa send them just one thing,
A place where they can stay.

And Santa those four cookies
That I left you for a treat -
Could you take them to the children
Who have nothing else to eat?

You know that little bear I have,
The one I love so dear?
I'm leaving it for you to take
To Africa this year...

And as you fly your reindeer
On this night of Jesus' birth,
Could your magic bring to everyone
Good will and peace on Earth?

There's one last thing before you go...
So grateful I would be...
If you'd smile at Baby Jesus
In the manger by our tree. "

I pulled the letter close to me,
I felt it melt my heart.
Those tiny hands had written
What no other could impart.

"And a little child shall lead them,"
Was whispered in my ear
As I watched you sleep on Christmas Eve
While Santa Claus was here.

Author Unknown


  1. Thanks for sharing this, it is so precious my friend.

  2. *Sniff....* It's wonderful, Mary, and what a message of love and caring for our fellow man during this Christmas season and all through the year!

    Hope all is well with you and yours, dear Mary. :o)

    Much love,


  3. That's beautiful. Thanks for posting it.

  4. This is a sweet poem, I've read it before, a few years back.

  5. poignant. Isn't it?

    Happy Wednesday dear Mary. It's cold and rainy here today so far. I do mean C O L D!!

  6. That good old poet Anonymous certainly writes some good stuff.

  7. That was just beautiful and I thank you for sharing it with m.

  8. Well, that gave my old heartstrings a gigantic tug! Beautiful... I've been weepy all day, thinking of the blessings I have, and you made the water works start again -- in a good way.

  9. Mary that was so perfect.
    I can understand while it touched your heart....that was sweet.

  10. Beautiful! The true Spirit of Christmas!

  11. Mary,
    What a thoughtful poem....if we all prayed so unselfishly what a wonderful world this could be....

    Edward's cold continues to hang on....

    Weweechu you a very Merry Christmas! Betty

  12. Oh Mary, what a beautiful and heartwarming letter to Santa, thank you so much for posting this. xoxo

  13. This really touched my heart, Mary!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))