Dear Santa Claus

by Kenn Nesbitt
I don’t believe in Santa Claus
like many other folks.
I think you’re just a fairy tale.
I think you’re just a hoax.

I don’t believe you’re keeping track
of who’s been bad or good.
I don’t believe you know if I’ve
been sleeping when I should.

I don’t believe that reindeer fly.
I don’t believe in elves.
I think the toys beneath our tree
were bought from toy-store shelves.

I once believed when I was six;
at seven I know better.
But if I’m wrong and you exist,
please disregard this letter.

Text © Kenn Nesbitt, reprinted from Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike and Carl Gordon. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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