The sun woke on Christmas;
David tumbled from his bed.
He scrambled down the stairs
and ran past the sparkling tree.
He did not stop to check
out the presents piled high.
David knelt before the stable
his grandpa carved years before
And spread his favorite blanket
out on the wooden floor.
He gently lifted the baby
with his little toddler hands.
He swaddled the small figure
in the flannel at his knees.
He hugged the Christ-like image
in his short, chubby arms.
“Happy Birthday Jesus!”
then sang the birthday song.
Karen O'Leary is a freelance writer/editor from West Fargo, ND. Her
poetry, short stories, and articles have been published in a variety of
venues. She released her first book of poetry in 2011 called Whispers... published by A.P.F. Publisher. Their second project, Snippets...an anthology of short verse,
contains poetry from 73 talented writers from across the world and was
released in 2012. Karen is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance
and the Haiku Society of America.