It was a cool dark night;
As Akshara snuggled in her warm blanket tight.
Suddenly she heard a tiny rustle;
Like crisp paper which wrapped her toys and puzzle.
Out jumped Akshara from her bed;
And ran towards the Christmas tree glowing red.
The gifts and treats sparkled under the lights;
As she searched to thank Santa who was nowhere in sight.
She looked out the windows into the starry night;
“Merry Christmas” greeted the stars twinkling bright.
~Narendra V Joshi