“Kids write Santa this year for basic needs instead of toys” (Dick Whyte)

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Christmas layoffs
she asks
the storefront Santa
for her mother’s
job back

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Headlines:

“Kids write Santa this year for basic needs instead of toys” (USA Today)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. kids toys online

    Thanks for the post, although I don’t quite understand what the poem is trying to express. But Merry Xmas to all the kids and hope they receive their favourite toys from Santa:)

  2. Dick Whyte

    It is trying to express that not all parents have money to buy toys this year and it is something we often forget. For some Christmas is hard, particularly during these times of job losses and economic turmoil (which, despite reports, ain’t over).

  3. jimmythepeach

    Slam dunk dick. Really grabbed the thing many of the people I know are going through. When you live paycheck to paycheck, a JOB is the difference between presents and and going without heat to eat.

  4. Kirsten Cliff

    This is top draw, Dick. Perfect!

  5. Dick Whyte

    Thanks Jimmy and Kirsten – much appreciated!! Glad this one hit home.

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