The Christmas List
Emily was talking; writing out her Christmas list,
Adding all those extras she thought she might have missed.
“If Santa brings me everything, what a heavy sack! What a most enormous load to carry on his back!
And if he did bring everything, some children might be sad To see the toys and books and games and lovely things I had,
If they had only one or two, No, no, I see, it wouldn’t do.
Of course, I don’t expect to get Everything on my long list – and yet
I do so hope that I shall find
He’s brought the things I’ve underlined!”