My goodness, Santa, who would believe,
Its coming fast, it’s almost Christmas Eve!
You must be stressed with so much to do,
But I have 12 grandchildren, so I am stressed too!
And to think of it Santa, at least you have help
Oh, what I would give for just one elf!
With flights to schedule, and gifts to buy,
Parties, this poem, and wrapping, oh my!
Each year I fret that it won’t all get done,
Yet somehow I manage to get to every one!
Look, I know you are busy, Santa, but I’ve got a small list
On your help this year, I must insist!
If my friends can’t find me and didn’t know
Tell them I moved downtown, and I am all aglow!
I walk, and I walk, and I walk even more
To dine out, get my hair done, and to the grocery store!
Please say that this was a big year for me
I moved, I published, and I earned my PhD!!!
My children are busy with so much to do,
But, Santa, they really need your help this year, too!
We all need a gift of good health and good cheer
So that we can take care of others throughout the year
Remind us all to be kind, and never mean
Take care of our earth, and be more green.
Be patient, tolerant, and share more than once in a while
Laugh out loud, speak kindly, and remind us to smile.
So thank you, Dear Santa, for listening today
I know you are busy, so be on your way.
Oh, wait a moment if I can still have your ear,
I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!