Oh My, My Maria
 

 



I remember it well, I was seven years old
Mama and Daddy were moving up in this world
From a two bedroom house in the country
To a three bedroom house in the suburbs

They sat us all down, the twins and me
And told us Santa may not come this year
As they weren't so sure he could find us
Since we moved from the old house to here

Of course, we learned later it was because
They weren't sure they'd have enough money
So they concocted the story of Santa confused
But the three of us didn't find it very funny




Still we went to bed with sugar plum visions
Somehow we knew Santa wouldn't let us down
Christmas morn there was a tree and presents
And our big brother, Tom, was back in town

I was a girly girl with a mild tomboy twist
I loved to climb trees and play with dolls
My little brother was the ultimate cowboy
And my little sister, anything would enthrall

Oh my, my first present was a baby doll
Back in the day, I named everything Betsy
She was the size of a true-to-life baby
And was so cute, she made me happy

But then....

There was one large gift left under the tree
We all wondered who could it be for
Well, as it turned out, it was just for me
They said it was something I would adore

I opened it with so much enthusiasm
Couldn't wait to see what was inside
And there she was, oh my, my Maria
Full of wonder and glee, I almost cried

I'd always wanted to be a ballerina
And this is exactly what my Maria was
Raven hair, blue eyes, and ruby red lips
Red sequined gown and her satin slippers




My brother and sister, my twins, I call them
He got a sharp lookin' cowboy suit
Complete with a holster and two guns
Looking back now, he was so darned cute

Sis got a cowgirl suit too cause they're twins
Usually what one got the other would get
Except in place of the big stuffed doll she got
He got a stuffed panda bear, he'd never forget

I still have my Maria, the ballerina, to this day
She shows her age now a bit worse than me
Her skin is mottled, her hair is all messed up
But to me, she's still as pretty as she can be




To re-visit those wondrous times in our minds
We were so lucky to have a great childhood
Lord, forever bless all less fortunate children
Give them a Christmas full of all that is good



Written for Tracey's Private Challenge
'Childhood Christmas Memories'

By Adele Kaye

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This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Childhood Christmas Memories (challenge has been closed)


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