Wish List for Santa

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In a world of greed and fear, Santa is unique,

‘Cause everyone likes Santa and thinks he’s pretty neat,

So why don’t we ask Santa for the things we really need,

Instead of all the useless junk for which some people plead?

Why don’t we ask Santa, with the reindeer and his sleigh,

To help us solve the problems which confront the world today?

With Santa flying in Iran, the soldiers wouldn’t shoot,

And making peace across the seas could take a different route.

Santa could bring food to feed the hungry and exposed,

And homes for all the homeless folks whose houses were foreclosed.

Too many children don’t want toys but just enough to eat,

And we need jobs for the unemployed to keep them off the streets.

Santa could fly round the world to deliver a vaccine,

For all the scary viruses that scientists have seen.

Santa could have immigrants in his workshop to build toys,

Jobs are what they really want and just to be employed.

With Santa in the Congress we could get the laws we need.

Who would vote against Santa’s bills or question Santa’s lead?

He could look into global warming, a problem we’ve been dealt,

‘Cause he’d really be in trouble if the polar ice caps melt.

Santa should be President — too bad kids can’t vote,

But voters were all kids once too, so maybe there is hope.

If this wish list seems too difficult for Santa to achieve,

Know nothing is impossible as long as we believe.

And when the list is finished, and we all stop to observe,

Perhaps we’ll have the kind of world our children will deserve.

Copyright 2008 Sheila Moss
Updatd 2015

About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.
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5 Responses to Wish List for Santa

  1. Emie says:

    Thought provoking post. I was watching a holiday movie and one of the characters said, “you don’t have to ask Santa for things” and that just about sums up my point of view. I saw your in Tennessee? I have an idea for a post… I’d like to know about the southern phrase “Bless your heart”. I know it has a dual meaning but I think you’d have a fun, humorist way of viewing it.
    Thanks, I read all your posts… I get an email notice. It’s always a bright spot in my day.

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