What I Need for Christmas
What I need for Christmas is a warm smile to greet me,
that tells me someone is glad I'm near.
Strong arms to embrace me and let me know I'm welcome and wanted here.
What I need for Christmas are kind words expressing thanks for something I have done,
or cheering me on in a battle I have won.
What I need for Christmas is someone who wants to listen to my hopes and fears.
Be glad with me in my triumphs and without critisizing,
in loss, wipe away my tears.
What I want for Christmas is someone who will appreciate the sacrifices and efforts I make on their behalf,
Who instead of griping and complaining if something is overlooked, will just shake their head and laugh.
The world is so cold, unkind and very unforgiving
that I need a hand to hold, a place to rest, to make it worth the living.
What I need for Christmas, I need throughout the year.
What I need day in and out is my own cheerleader to cheer!
Original poem by Barbara In Caneyhead