cheryl davis miller

(2/26/57 / America)

Believe in Santa


What's wrong with believing in Santa Clause?
Or other sweet dreams of childhood?
I think if more grown-ups still held out hope;
for all of us it would be good.

There's so much that's harsh in this big old world;
dear Santa might soften things up.
Beginning with hearts that wrote Santa off;
when children turned into grown-ups.

See old hearts don't shine with the Christmas light;
at least not like young hearts shine through.
I think grown-ups should believe in Santa,
may brighten us up if we do.

c.d.m.12/18/13

Submitted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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missing the simplicity of childhood

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