Waiting for Santa

Christmas tree Michael took


Magic fills the air tonight; Rudolph leads the way
as they’ll land on the roof in the big, glorious sleigh

Her enthusiasm is charming; she’s bursting with glee
making cookies for Santa to set by the tree

It sparkles with colors, all shiny and bright
with tinsel and popcorn and lights of white

She sets the cookies where he won’t miss them
with a bowl of carrots so the reindeer can have some

As darkness arrives, her bedtime is near
inside her heart, she’s holding great cheer

With one eye open, she’s too excited to sleep
but slumber prevails so she hears not a peep

She rises with the sun, joyfully wiggling
waking her parents with constant giggling

They enter the room to find many surprises,
gifts hugging their tree in all different sizes

She was thrilled to see only cookie crumbs lie
and the carrots were eaten by reindeer in the sky

Their tree was so pretty, standing tall and proud
She hugged Mommy and Daddy and thanked Santa out loud

May we all experience the magic of this Holiday Season
with childlike excitement~

Lauren Scott © 2013
(revised from 2011)
Photo credit to my son

33 thoughts on “Waiting for Santa

  1. Julie Catherine

    Aww, that’s really sweet, Lauren – and what child (or even some of us big kids, hehehe) can resist the magic of Santa at Christmas? Delightful poem! Sending you love and hugs, my poetic friend! xoxox 🙂

    1. Thanks, Suzy, and I’m sure many eyes try to stay open on this very special night! 🙂 How are you? Are you still on break or back to blogland for awhile? I wish you a wonderful holiday season!

      1. Thank you – yes I’m doing fine, and busy writing! In and out of blogland, would be the best way to describe it – and more in than out the last few days! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time too Lauren – snow, or no snow, let it a very good one!!! 😀

  2. May we all live our whole *lives* with childlike wonder! You captured it beautifully, of course, Lauren–no doubt your own memories of childhood were since reinforced by a the delight of a certain daughter in *her* turn!! 🙂

  3. Ahhh…how sweet is that. I remember feeling like that, even though it was a long time ago.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Lauren and all the good things to you in 2014. 🙂

  4. You set the scene and mood perfectly for the excited little girl waiting for Santa, Lauren…I love it!
    Hugs a plenty to you…and wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season.

    1. Thanks, Deb, and I’m hoping we all can keep a little of the childlike excitement and wonder inside our hearts this holiday season…wishing you and your family the same, too! Warm hugs coming your way! xoxo

  5. Just lovely, Lauren. Took me back. My older brother tried to spoil my belief and wonder (as sometimes he still does …), telling me over and over that there wasn’t a Santa Claus … but I wouldn’t believe him until I was about twelve, I think! 🙂 ♥

  6. Now I’m excited for Christmas! This makes me remember back when I used to hear the reindeer on the roof. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with magic!

    1. Aww…thanks, Sheila! This was fun to write, thinking of all the little children so filled with wonder and excitement. I’ll be listening for the reindeer on the roof, just like years past! 🙂 And I hope your Christmas is just as magical! xx

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