Dede's Favorite Poet: Martin Buxbaum
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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.
from Rivers of Thought