R I P - Santa

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R I P - Santa

~Do you Believe~ 

Here's the little twist in my parents home
Spreading fairy dust since I was 3 years old
The prancing and dancing before Christmas Eve
Made it hard to keep an eye on my mother 
Who I've seen kiss Santa under the mistletoe 
The cookies and warm milk sit on top of a note
Dear Santa, THANK YOU FOR SPREADING JOY!!!

The baking, 
The Wrapping,
The Stockings,
The decorations and toys!
How, I treasured every magical moment
Until, I realized who left the presents under the tree
Once the Christmas Bell Fell
The fairy dust wore off leavening no magic behind
That year was a year I earned the "NAUGHTY" list

Even so, my parents continued with the white lie
Decorating and Pretending Santa was real
My bike on the list was missing that year
I refused to behave and believe in you know who?
The magic inside was gone and dead!

I was old enough to know it was all a lie
The cookies, the present, the Christmas Glee 
The naughty list was barely an excuse,
Because, Parents worked hard all year long
Encouraging kids to be good in order to make the "NICE" list
Christmas is nothing more than a gimmick to every market 
Using Christ and his birth as a reason to believe

BUT, the twist is not how I stop believing
The twist is a fizz, how I brought the magic back
Today, my kids sit and enjoy the presents under the tree
Baking and wrapping, hanging stockings by the chimney
The decorations and toys are worth every penny
Now, I'm the one hyper after eating a few cookies
Now listen, Kids listen well  -  Don't act surprised!
When you see mommy kissing Santa under the mistletoe


LOVE LINDA

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 1/8/2017 6:36:00 PM
Hey lady, are you around?? Just don't see you enough these days, sweetie!!
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Date: 12/23/2016 1:20:00 AM
Don't know 'bout you, but I really did see Mommy kissing Santa under the mistletoe when I was a kid. Lol! Cool and witty poem, PD. Have a Merry Christmas. Love and joy to you and yours.
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Date: 12/20/2016 11:54:00 AM
Speaking of deep messages I found a very strong one here that I have been thinking about lately. I don't agree with Christmas the way we do it what with the marketing, white lies etc. My girlfriend calls me the Grinch :P
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Date: 12/19/2016 10:59:00 AM
Isn't life full of ironies? You once believed and disbelieved in Santa but now it's the turn of your children to believe and disbelieve!
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Date: 10/20/2016 2:33:00 AM
Awesome. Well penned
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Date: 10/3/2016 3:17:00 PM
It is less then three weeks till Christmas! You will be the bringer of joy once again! I enjoyed reading this one again. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 7/26/2016 1:19:00 PM
just dropping by to say hi, pd :) I will listen to that poem of yours soon.... I have to sleep zzzzzzzz
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Date: 7/9/2016 12:39:00 PM
Awesome!!!
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Date: 6/24/2016 2:50:00 PM
good art work. oh, wonderful, powerful and standard. keep it up
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Date: 6/3/2016 12:42:00 AM
It is lovely. Good work!
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Date: 5/13/2016 8:31:00 PM
Just saw Eve's win with the collaboration you did with her (entered in Skat's Contest) WEll, congrats to you too!!! Not sure if you posted the poem yourself so i just came here!
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Date: 5/1/2016 2:23:00 PM
The fizz is miraculous. This work of yours is a gift to the cynical. It is perhaps the most idyllic cause. I remember when I tasted the fizz for myself. I was thirsty. In
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Date: 4/27/2016 12:19:00 PM
I believe in the good spirits of Santa. I like the Christmas movies with Santa. My sister had an argument with my parents, that she was not going to teach her kids to believe in Santa. That the presents came from hard work. I say teach them Santa when they are little but as they age they will learn the truth. Great poem BTW and beautiful. I am still waiting for Santa to bring me my present and that is good draft picks for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Date: 4/14/2016 4:50:00 AM
Very nice description. Since I am not Christian, I was not familiar with all about the function.While reading the poem I feel a christian soul within me. It is so lovely. I enjoyed............with love.
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Date: 4/11/2016 8:30:00 AM
I really miss santa, I hope he comes back soon :(
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Date: 4/11/2016 7:36:00 AM
A well told story. With our son we never did the Santa thing. He was still really gleefull and excited about Christmas. The only thing was that he wasn't dissapointed to find out Santa wasn't real.
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Date: 4/10/2016 5:45:00 AM
I remember being disappointed too, but that disappointment didn't stop me from creating that magic with my own kids. Such a genuine feel to this, and funny how that cycle continues. :) Wonderful write!
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Date: 3/27/2016 11:25:00 AM
Santa dies and comes back to life over and over again... I really this enjoyed this
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Date: 3/2/2016 9:26:00 AM
I think this is great! I love the transition between being the kid and being the parent.
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Date: 2/29/2016 6:36:00 AM
good prose indeed and may he rest in the happiness of X-mass fever!! I never knew he exist until last December when my girlfriend told me that he was real exist and he was from Lapland in Finland!
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Date: 2/29/2016 6:30:00 AM
good prose indeed and may he rest in the happiness of X-mass fever!! I never knew he exist until last December when my girlfriend told me that he was real exist and he was from Lapland in Finland!
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Date: 2/24/2016 5:30:00 PM
Hi Linda, Santa is dead, he never existed, my life is over. I like the concept and the way the write was written. I am one of those who will believe in anything that will make me happy. I will always believe in the magic of Christmas. I'm now 56 and Santa lives because the magic lives. I did like the write and the way it was written. I give this write a 7 Linda....Vlad.
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Date: 2/17/2016 11:25:00 AM
Excellent concept and delivery!
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Date: 2/10/2016 12:21:00 AM
A roller-coaster of a story that took me to the depths of despair (according to a kid's mind), and then lifting me out of it. Very cute and whimsical. This never happened to me, however, for I think the only Magical Creature I ever believed in (for a grand total of ONE day) was the Easter Bunny. Still ... Christmas is wonderfully sentimental and nostalgic to me.
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Date: 1/29/2016 3:12:00 AM
Ha ha! I love this Linda. Yes the magic continues when we grow up and become Santa ourselves!
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