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With Awe In Their Eyes

written by: Susi Bocks



Little children all over the world
lay nestled in their warm beds,
dreaming of an early morning awakening.
Santa would be here soon!
Gifts of milk and cookies,
a surprise for old St. Nick,
adorn the table while stockings dangle,
waiting to be filled upon his arrival.
They'd heard of sugarplums
in the traditional songs
but what danced in their heads
was catching the jolly red fellow
and all the reindeer delivering
the presents they'd earned
by not being naughty.
Of course, they were nice!
Plus, they left milk and cookies for Santa!
As the sun streams began
to creep into the windows
around the world,
children everywhere rose
from their beds,
ambled quickly to the tree
to discover presents underneath.
The light shone brightly
on their widened eyes.
Open-mouthed, they could
hardly believe what they saw.
The plate, empty of cookies,
held a note giving thanks.
Santa had indeed been there!!

Susi Bocks

Susi Bocks

Susi Bocks has self-published two books - Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. Currently, she is an Associate Editor at the virtual coffee shop - Fictional Cafe. You can find her work at IWriteHer, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks had some of her work previously published at VitaBrevis and Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.
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