William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
WHAT I WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS, 1946
I had asked my old Grand Pa for a twenty-two-rifle gun
So I could shoot rabbits on the creek-ice, where rabbits run.
Then, I knelt and I prayed by the side of my bed
Hoping Santa would bring me a brand new wooden sled.
Grandpa haggled with Johnny Dunlop for a $2.00 price.
He carved my initials on the butt and I thought that was nice.
I went up the creek on Christmas Morning to check on my snares.
I came back with three bunnies which my grandpa called hares.
I tied on the dead rabbits with binder twine to the sleigh.
We added rabbit to the vegetable stew that we ate Boxing Day.
The .22 Cooey, muskrat traps, stove pipe wire for my snares.
A box of .22 wizz-bang shorts was the answer to my prayer.
©Copyright December 21, 2010 by William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
Submitted for the December 2010 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “All I Want For Christmas”