Waiting for Santa

Christmas tree Michael took

Magic fills the air tonight; Rudolph leads the way
as they’ll land on the roof in the big, glorious sleigh

Her enthusiasm is charming; she’s bursting with glee
making cookies for Santa to set by the tree

It sparkles with colors, all shiny and bright
with tinsel and popcorn and lights of white

She sets the cookies where he won’t miss them
with a bowl of carrots so the reindeer can have some

As darkness arrives, her bedtime is near
inside her heart, she’s holding great cheer

With one eye open, she’s too excited to sleep
but slumber prevails so she hears not a peep

She rises with the sun, joyfully wiggling
waking her parents with constant giggling

They enter the room to find many surprises,
gifts hugging their tree in all different sizes

She was thrilled to see only cookie crumbs lie
and the carrots were eaten by reindeer in the sky

Their tree was so pretty, standing tall and proud
She hugged Mommy and Daddy and thanked Santa out loud

May we all experience the magic of this Holiday Season
with childlike excitement~

Lauren Scott © 2011
Photo credit to my son

(This poem is beginning to be a tradition
since I’ve re-posted it in the last few years.
But even so, I hope the magic is reborn
with each new holiday season.)

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31 thoughts on “Waiting for Santa

  1. Lauren, the Magic was spot on.. And I love this poem.. Going to bed waiting for Santa, and leaving Milk and Mince Pies along with carrots.. Brings back memories, and is also our tradition on Christmas Eve.. Our Little One Granddaughter 4yrs old now in December is also going to be putting out the carrot for Rudolph …Waking up as children at Christmas is so exciting.. 🙂 I too wrote a poem about Christmas, which I often republish again..
    Love how you composed your poem in the shape of the Tree. 🙂
    Love and Blessings Lauren, and have a Fabulous Christmas with Family..

    Hugs from the UK.. Sue ❤ ❤

    • Aww, thanks, Sue, for all your lovely words! I’m glad you enjoyed this again and I have a feeling it just might be an annual tradition. I can already feel the excitement and magic for you and your family with your little granddaughter in the picture. Have you published your Christmas poem yet? If not, I look forward to it. I need to catch up with your blog. 🙂 Sending much love and many blessings to you and your family, my friend…Hugs from the Bay! 🙂 ♥ xoxo

      • Yes Christmas is a magical time.. And the poem I hope to publish nearer to Christmas Eve.. 🙂 No worries about catching up Lauren.. I know how busy a time this is. And I am way behind as everyone now seems to be posting every day LOL.. Enjoy your family together time.. ❤ Hugs Sue xxx

    • I’m so glad to read about your traditions through the generations, Ian, and it is fun at this time of year looking through the eyes of a child…thanks so much for your feedback and I wish you and your family a lovely holiday celebration!

  2. You and your warm feelings have the power to awake it every year ! Let’s celebrate again with childlike excitment … If we become innocent children,we can go deeper into the magic of this love feast … Love the way you word everything,my sweet friend Lauren ! Please tell your son that the sparkling lights of the tree,got me into the spirit …
    Wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas and a lovely festive season !!!
    Love & Blessings to you , Doda 🙂 ★★.✿¸.•°*”˜ƸӜƷ˜”*★★.✿¸.•°

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