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CHRISTMAS MORNING

Santa called to ask if I’m OK

He said the winter love is spreading everywhere.

I know your little sister was just brought to the hospital again.

And your mum just called that your uncle died at the early morn.

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Santa called to ask if I’m OK

He said, I see you every night sobbing in your sleep.

I know this year like every other has been a sad steep.

And I see you dropping visine to conceal those red eyes.

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Santa called to ask if I’m OK

He said, I’m sorry but I read your diary again.

And I wondered what I’ll give to make you merrier.

Then I broke down as I turned over the next chapter.

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Santa called to ask if I’m OK

He said, I waited for your Christmas wish list again this year.

I saw a silver glistening roll down your cheek as you prayed.

And I know your heart feels heavier than I’ve ever known.

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Santa called to ask if I’m OK

He said, I see your dreams when you sleep.

And no wonder you wake up and weep.

I know you don’t want to talk back but I’m glad I didn’t get a beep.

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Santa called to ask if I’m OK

He said, Just know it will not always be this way.

Maybe soon… Maybe next year.

But someday I know you’ll be OK.

Written by Ronie


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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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18 comments

  1. Touching! So touching. This poem ministered to me. Thanks Uncle Walter for sharing.

  2. Really good, merry xmas walter & everyone on MMS, its been an honor reading from here. Put on ur boxing gloves & let’s go unwrap boxes! A happy new 2015

  3. Well this just took the shine out of Christmas

  4. Wow! Beautiful, touching piece for a sad heart!

  5. Pathos. Despite the fact that I think Santa is a fat assed fallacy!

  6. Dark verses….reverses the Christmas mood

  7. “But someday I know you’ll be OK.”

    …because i’ve prayed for you, that even when you feel that you’re being sifted as wheat, your faith doesn’t fail. and, someday, peace–authentic peace–will permeate and mend the fragmented pieces of your tattered soul. and when you’re restored, share your light.

  8. So so touching and heart rending. Nice piece, but gloomy…

  9. Oh dear Santa, you are right, it wouldn’t always be this way…there is always the dawn to look forward to, when the sun will come out from behind the clouds, when the air will be a gentle breeze and not a tornado, when the rain will fall in drizzles and not a ravaging tempest….

  10. Wow. I felt like it was God who called. That’s what He would do, make everything better…

  11. This is a pretty down-to-Earth piece of writing! Its always darkest before dawn and in time; that light at the end of the tunnel will be glimpsed! Though the storm rages at sea, there comes a time when all’s but still, peaceful; an interlude! Every problem under the sun has an expiry date, we just have to keep our hope alive! Once we’ve got life in us, then we stand a chance to take a stab at happiness!

    Beautiful composition, this! Happy Holidays and compliments of the season to all and sundry! Much love, shalom! LOL

  12. Beautiful!!!

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