Mailing Packages

                                         The neighbor’s lights are up,

                                         They are in the Christmas spirit!

                                          I can see their tree through the window,

                                          It shines out to encourage me.


                                           Our children are out of the dolls and play truck ages,

                                           They have marched past the name brand clothing stage,

                                            I will need to mail their packages,


                                           What will delight their hearts today?

                                            It’s hard to know.

                                            I want to please them,

                                            But really can’t be sure

                                            How to get that adult face

                                            To shine once again.


                                            Perhaps it is not possible now,

                                           Now that they know so much of the world,

                                           But I will try.

                                                                                                                        Cerita M. Hewett

                                                                                                                        2002  (revised 2014)