A Child's Christmas

Christmas should be a time of joy
For every little girl and boy
They gather 'round the Christmas tree
Little hearts beating eagerly

Their eyes closely scan each present
Wondering what Santa has sent
Some hope they have been good enough
And would get their requested stuff

Mum picks up each present gently
And reads to see whose it might be
A little heart leaps at its name
And then joyfully makes its claim

After presents are given out
Then it's time for another bout
It's time for presents' unwrapping
One can feel excitement growing

Tiny one still in diaper
Tries to peel off wrapping paper
Mum assists the eager beaver
Expectation growing stronger

Squeals of excitement fill the air
From the other kids gathered there
Their delight they cannot contain
Santa has delivered again

Once again thank you Dear Santa
Setting little hearts a-flutter
Making Christmas a time of joy
For every little girl and boy
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Posted: Dec 2014
About this poem:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all CS folks!

Please remember the Children!

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candykid
The rhythm is good. ...the rhymes are near perfect....the topic of the child steals it all.
beautifulyou
'A little heart leaps at its name
And then joyfully makes its claim'
that's so fun socrates cheering Nice poem!

have a wonderful holiday season too dancingsanta
Abby1963online today!
Such a beautiful poem! Brought back many memories .santa waving reindeer
rapturecapture
Hi socrates

Really loved reading your wonderful poem...Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing


Martina xxx hug teddybear
gnj4u
Hi socrates44,
Making Christmas a time of joy For every little girl and boy… May this be done through caring wrapped in the tenderness of love. 'Tis the season. Thanks for sharing the hope of A Child's Christmas with us.
ImagineLove
Socrates, a joyful write indeed! For every little girl and boy! hug teddybear purple heart
diana_1
This poem reads like it should be wrapped prettily and shared everywhere.... Love it....cheering
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candykid
Thanks for your comment.
With regard to the technical details that you mentioned, the piece is in the form of an aabb rhyming iambic tetrameter quatrain. It contains 8 syllables per line.
As you have noted, the "child" in it steals all.
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beautifulyou
Abby1963
rapturecapture
gnj4u
ImagineLove
Diana_1

All you lovely ladies, thank you very much for your beautiful comments.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas.
As I said, please remember the children.
WILDANDREADY
SOCRATES; I LOVED IT! YOU TRUELY THIS SITES, SANTA!dancing TRAVIS
cafetwo2010
Wonderful poem Socrates. Love the magic you've captured here.
Cafe
Leony1510
A true Christmas poem big respect brotherhandshake applause
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Travis
Café
Leony

Thanks for your kind comments.
socrates44online now!
Reviving this piece for the current yuletide season.
Hope it brings pleasant memories.
Best wishes to all.
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you Socrates! Merry Christmas to you and a joyful New Year ahead.

Kathy santa waving gingerbread
EXRED
socrates it does in fact and the sentiments do not change at this time of year.

Wishing you all the very best too x
orientalkoru
Hi Socrates...great idea...glad you brought it back...I love that the focus is on the boys and girls after all the magic of Christmas is seen through the eyes of a child. Merry Christmas to you and your family! angel angel angel
Harbal
I've done my stint plodding round the shops looking for presents for little hearts beating eagerly. Now it's someone else's turn to set those little hearts a-flutter. christmas cool
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Kathy

Thanks!
May you have a happy and holy Christmas!
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Red

Season's Greetings to you and
all the best for the New Year!
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orientalkoru

Thanks for your beautiful comment!
Merry Christmas to you also!
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Harbal

Thanks for your comment.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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