Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Eve--By Eleanor Michael--United States

Christmas Eve

Ready for the party,
Daddy in a Santa suit,
Momma in a fur-trimmed Mini.
They know the kids
are listening to every word.
“Have been good?” he asks.
He names them one by one,
“Holly, Angel, Carol, Noel.”
Although it’s not always true,
she says, “Yes, yes, yes, and yes.”
“Then there is something
in my backpack for every one.”
He leans toward Mrs. Santa,
“What should I bring
their mother for Christmas?”
“Sorry, Santa,” she says,
“four small socks hanging
on the mantel is enough.”

Eleanor Michael has published poetry and short stories in a variety of venues.


  1. Loved your poem Eleanor! Those final lines did it for me! Joyful season's greetings to you! // paul

  2. This brought a big smile today, Eleanor.

  3. Cute, Eleanor! A fun read! Sheri

  4. Loved the names and loved this poem! Very clever and enjoyable read Eleanor. Blessings for the holidays, Connie

  5. Eleanor,
    Such a great poem with a clever ending! I remember your poetry in SMILE!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  6. Hi Eleanor. Thank you for the warm and tender "Christmas Eve." Right on time before Christmas day in a few more days. I enjoyed it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  7. Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful comments on Eleanor's delightful poem. I will send them to her. Eleanor, it is a joy to share your gift for words here at Whispers. You are so talented my friend. Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement.