Timmy's Question Answered

by Kate Demeree

Santa's Answer

Santa settled Timmy a little closer
On his knee
He stroked his beard,
And rubbed his nose
Before he smiled
Oh so sweet

"Son, your mother told you
Of that Christmas long ago
Because your mother loves you
And wanted you to know
Christmas is more
Than fancy lights
It can't be bought
In any store
OhÂ… Timmy
Is so much more

The baby in the manger
That was the Son of God
A gift so very special
One given out of love
Yes Tim there were
Angels singing
In the sky

Timmy looked in wonder
At the tears
In Santa's eye

He said
"I'm sorry Santa
I don't want to
Make you cry
But you see I
So I just had
To ask you why:"

Santa gave a jolly
And Tim a little squeeze
Deep inside his heart
He couldn't be more pleased

"Timmy, that tiny baby
The one who didn't cry
He gave me the reason
To load my sleigh
And fly
His was the gift of love
You see he brought it to all men
Some day Timmy
He will come again

Until he does
I do my part
Bringing to the children
Gifts from the heart
You may not always get
The gift you ask me for
There may not be
Fancy wrap
Like you see here
In this store
But Timmy
The ones you receive
Are given in loving memory
Of that first
Christmas Eve"


Author's Note: For years my children questioned Christmas and Santa, as they grew the need to answer them grew in me. This was my answer to them. I hope that you have enjoyed both Tim's Question and Santa's Answer...

Posted on 12/01/2003
Copyright © 2021 Kate Demeree

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Calhoun on 12/01/03 at 05:12 AM

Kate, you have really made me stop and think.I am so glad to know that someone else thinks that there so sooo much more to Christmas. An extraordinary read, actually a MUST read for everyone. You've made me smile once again. :)

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 12/03/03 at 10:10 PM

Oh! A wonderful answer! So lovely, I really like it :)

Posted by Dana E Brossard on 12/05/03 at 03:52 AM

**smiles** Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Posted by David R Spellman on 12/05/03 at 08:39 PM

Something every child should be told and hopefuly understand - that there is so much more to Christmas than the commercial and materialist season it has been turned into. A must read I agree, for all the ages!

Posted by Max Bouillet on 12/10/03 at 10:53 PM

I will probably read these to my sons. Great verse that is uplifting and priority shifting all in one. Thanks for sharing this powerful verse.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 12/24/03 at 02:57 AM

I did enjoy both Kate....Charlie

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 12/27/05 at 03:42 PM

Sigh, Santa is wise, as is Kate and children will be children and thank God for that and Santa there is a knee upon which we receive promises such as this gifted poem brings.

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