Tree always far from perfect,
One side had branches too few,
But we never saw a single flaw
For children never do!
Lights and garland old and worn,
Seen better days its true ,
But they sparkled in our eyes
As if they were brand new!
Wishing for things we never got,
Contented all the same,
With all the children in the world,
We were happy that Santa came!
Mom and Dad and seven of us
Gathered round our Christmas tree.
And even when times were really tough
We were filled with Christmas glee!
Always plenty of turkey and sweets,
To share with family and friends,
And I’d give everything I have
For Christmas like that again!
© Annabel Sheila