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Robert Schaffner Male, 60, United States (5/16/2013 7:56:00 PM)

I'm looking for a poem told to me by my mother some 40 years ago, I don't know the name or poet, just some of the words.
in the poor side of town you'll find a little one room shack,
a boy lives there, but nothing much to see,
threadbare cloths and empty shelves,
so fill my stocking to the brim and I'll be Santa Clause to him.

Please it would mean the world to me if someone could help me, as I want to teach it to my childern, and grandchildren...

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,625 Points Laura Burns (5/18/2013 1:38:00 PM) Post reply
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    Here it is:

    by Frank D. Sherman

    Santa Claus, I hang for you
    By the mantel, stockings two;
    One for me and one to go
    To another boy I know.
    There's a chimney in the town
    You have never traveled down.
    Should you chance to enter there
    You would find a room all bare:
    Not a stocking could you spy
    Matters not how you might try;
    And the shoes you'd find are such
    As no boy would care for much.
    In a broken bed you'd see
    Some one just about like me,
    Dreaming of the pretty toys
    Which you bring to other boys,
    And to him a Christmas seems
    Merry only in his dreams.
    All he dreams then, Santa Claus,
    Stuff the stocking with, because
    When it's filled up to the brim
    I'll be Santa Claus to him!

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