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A Child Like Will (A Christmas Story)

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Lighthousebob
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A Child Like Will

I searched for the best gift for Christmas;
He looked in the attic above--
But all that was there was the winter's cold air
And a few feathers left from a dove.

I searched for the best gift for Christmas;
He looked in the cellar below--
But all that he found when he looked on the ground
Was some lowly black pieces of coal.

I searched for the best gift for Christmas;
He looked through the whole dog-gone house--
He scampered, and tampered, and trampled about
Like a scurvy little gray mouse.

I searched for the best gift for Christmas;
He looked and he longed for it much--
A carrot too ripe, Grandpa's old corncob pipe,
...And all that he found was of such.

I searched for the best gift for Christmas;
He looked in each nook and each cranny--
He found a red coat and a big bag to tote
Junk that he just got from Granny.

I searched for the best gift for Christmas;
He looked far outside at the snow--
There before his blue eyes and to his surprise
The gears in his brain they did roll.

"A Snowman's what I want for Christmas...
A Snowman!!" He thought to himself--
"I'll make him so big that he eats like a pig,
And dress him all up like an elf!!

He'll  have eyes of coal!! An orange carrot nose!!
A pipe sticking out of his mouth--
A coat of bright red!! A dove bearded head!!
And a scarf round his neck blowing south!!"

"Oh!!" Thought Bill, "What a perfect ordeal...
He'll dress up and look just like Santa!!
I'll use Grandma's sack with her junk that I've packed,
--He'll turn them all toys from my Nanna!!"

I searched for the best gift for Christmas;
And I guess I'll remain searching still,
But the least gifts I've found can greatly abound
In the mind with a child like will.

-Lighthouse Bob




[This message has been edited by Lighthousebob (12-25-2002 07:18 AM).]

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aries_luv_ppl
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interesting... Happy Holdiays...from a friend me...Vivian

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"Ask and it shall be given"

Merry Christmas to you and yours...
Lighthousebob
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Thanks Vivian for your kind reply and for being my friend and thank you Nan for the delightful Christmas Snow-People Carolers. (Smiles)

-Bob
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First time in this site. Delightful post.
 
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