“The General Store Christmas”
A present for his father.
A gift for his mom.
A dolly for sister Susan.
A Tonka truck for brother Tom.
A hairbrush for Grandma Betty,
A Sunday tie for Grandpa Bill.
Milk-bones for little Petey,
With a doggie sweater for the chill.
But what to give a horse,
For whom he cared and fed?
Just the perfect present —
A shiny apple for Ol’ Ned!
He’d worked for many weeks,
Saving money for Christmas cheer.
Finding all the perfect gifts,
For those he held so dear.
He’d waded thru the snow,
To Rosebud’s General Store.
Stacking presents on his sled,
Til he couldn’t fit no more.
Heading home, away he went,
Across the countryside.
Pulling his gifts and treasures,
And filled with love and pride.
Awash with Christmas spirit,
He sang happily and free . . . .
“We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a partridge in a pear tree!”
6 thoughts on “A Christmas Poem — “The General Store Christmas””
Thanks, Jim. This is lovely. A simpler time, to be sure.
Thank You! And thank you for visiting!
Reminds me of Christmas memories past. Enjoyed.
Thank You, Frank! Hoping everyone enjoys the holiday posts. Thanks for visiting!
Thank You! So happy you enjoyed it. One of those where the picture just immediately started telling me the story.