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A CHRISTMAS WISH, by                    
First Line: O, santa claus! I ask no toys
Last Line: The gracious presence of a friend.
Subject(s): Christmas; Friendship; Gifts & Giving; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint

O, Santa Claus! I ask no toys
Such as suffice for grown-up boys;
No rings or smoking-jackets fine;
No presents of cigars or wine;
No pillows of unique design.
I do not ask for bonds or stocks;
For chased and gilded mantel-clocks,
Nor even fine embroidered socks.
I only ask that you will send
The gracious presence of a friend.

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