Dear Santa,

This Christmas…

I have a very long wish list, but it’s not all for me

I do not desire pretty boxes under the faux needles of a tree

I do not desire jewelry, a new bike or clothes

or an expensive SoundTouch system they call Bose

No, my list is for the intangible things

that only the heart of Santa can bring

The miracles that make small children beam

and the positivity that encourages people to dream

The things you cannot wrap in Christmas paper

and the items that don’t grow on a garden’s acre

So, Santa, without further ado

These are the wishes on my list to you

Peace from wars and hatred and angry Facebook posts

Kindness for those struggling with personal ghosts

Love from a community of giving and gracious souls

A helping hand for those swallowed by potholes

Hope for the messy and hurting world Earth

Faith that is borne from a child’s birth

Joyous moments for those mournfully sad

Forgiving hearts for the scowling mad

Harmony for the minds of our muti-colored collective

Thoughts that are truly open and a little less subjective

Happiness for all couples, husbands and wives

for their children and those with single lives

Safety for those who protect country and home

Good health and healing I pray in this letter’s poem

Contentment that life is treating us fair

leaving no room for the gloom of despair

Devoted friendship so that no one is ever alone

Respect and tolerance all people can condone

Purple hair and ideals that makes us unique

A oneness of equality, this melding we seek

Kindred spirits that seek to believe

they can wear loving hearts on mankind’s shirt sleeve

Santa, I know this list is getting long

but I’d like to make this humanity’s theme song

Fewer humbugs and more ho-ho-ho’s

Laughter at bad poetry and Rudolph’s red nose

It’s a list you may not be able to fulfill in a year, let alone one day

I know you have gifts to deliver on Christmas Eve with your sleigh

I only ask that in time you give it a shot

Even though this is asking a lot

Please do this for humanity, and if you need assistance

I know a Guy who gave us this independent existence

And one more thing, Santa, if you agree

Please give me a cat who sleeps at quarter to three

AM, not PM

With love,

Mary J.

24 responses to Dear Santa,

  1. Dan Antion says:

    You have a good list, Mary I think we should all take on the task of making a few of these wishes come true, at least on a local level. Santa is busy, maybe we can help. What a wonderful word if these wishes were granted.

    I would add that MuMu decided to wake me at 4:00 am. Up on the bed, meowing and poking. I think she’s been texting Gibbs (or he, her).

    • bikerchick57 says:

      MuMu must have taken over for Gibbs. He was quiet this morning…for a change. Perhaps tired out from this past week’s naughtiness.

      I will do my part for some of those wishes. Santa can’t do it all and I’d rather he focus on the really important wishes, rather than a cat.

      • Dan Antion says:

        MuMu has been getting more and more aggressive about being scratched and brushed, at all hours of the day and night.

  2. Shelley says:

    Excellent wish list, from a fellow cat who wakes me up at that time club, that’s an added bonus gift I hope Santa can send my way too! Merry Christmas, Mary!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Shelley! Those darn cats…I’m going to start waking Gibbs during his naps if Santa doesn’t help.

  3. joey says:

    I sure do like that last bit, and could agree your list is the best one I’ve read all week.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Joey. I hope at least part of the list is fulfilled, but even more so that the cat sleeps tonight.

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