What Do You Want For Christmas?
So many of you asked us,
Since Christmas time is near,
“What do you want for Christmas? ---
What can we give you this year?"
If we say that we want nothing,
You buy something, anyway,
So here’s a list of what we’d like,
Believe now what we say:
Pajamas for a little child,
Food to feed the poor,
Blankets for a shelter,
And we ask a little bit more ---
Perform good deeds, and let us know,
Or volunteer your time;
These last are worth a fortune,
Yet they don’t cost a dime.
We have too many things now,
Vases, candles, tapes, and clocks;
We have our fill of garments,
Ties, underwear, and socks.
Candy is too fattening,
Crossword books, we’ve more than twenty,
We don’t need trays or plates or cups,
And knickknacks we have plenty.
We’ve no walls to hang our pictures,
We have books we’ve not yet read,
So please take what you’d spend on us,
And help the poor instead!
Just send a Christmas card to us,
And tell us what you’ve done,
We’ll open them on Christmas Eve,
And read them one by one.
It won’t cost as much for postage
As a package sent would do,
You’ll need no wrapping paper,
No ribbons, ink, or glue.
And we’ll thank God you listened
To what we had to say,
So we could be the instruments
To help someone this way.
~ Author Unknown ~