366 Poems: December 3rd, 2016

It’s a Gift

Knees shaking, cheeks twinging, smiles sparkling

as the happiness overflows.

Now, let’s see… a gift for you,

a gift for them,

a gift for her,

a gift for him,

a gift for me? Oh, most certainly


Just the anticipation of the feeling

when I walk into the hall as the band


and my friends stand along the wall

nodding their heads to the tunes of bells

and sleighs.

And the ever-glowing music grows

as I pass out the special gifts,

watch her open her bag in glee,

wrap the jacket around his shoulders,

give her a hug when she opens hers,

growing, growing,

even when the band stops



It’s the best gift in the world.

“Merry Christmas 2011”


366 Poems: December 1st, 2016

Christmas List

It’s very difficult to write a Christmas list

when you’re 17,

mainly because nothing you really want can be given.

For example: dear family,

for Christmas this year, I would like…

a free ride to college,

a way to stop time,

a semester full of art classes,

a new President Elect,

a CD for my car with room for 50+ songs,

cheaper gas,

a smaller desire to go to Dairy Queen each night,

a clear future,

a chance for my boyfriend to VERY INNOCENTLY spend the night,

a chance to sleep in,

a chance to eat breakfast,

a chance to go to bed at a reasonable hour,

a chance to figure




Maybe adults need a Santa Claus too.

“Grown Up Christmas List”