Treasure Island

Patti Masterman


Childhood's Christmas


Christmas opened childhood
Like heroes opened games,
And gifts were just the standard
For those with your same name.

Christmas ringed our childhood
Like hoodlums ring a fight,
And no one could believe it-
That Santa was a lie.

Christmas ended childhood,
That day we knew the truth:
We damned our own eye’s knowledge
Of wisdom's sorry proofs.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Edited: Thursday, December 30, 2010

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