Christmas Wishes

By Solveig Paulson Russell

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    I’m thinking about you, badger,

    Asleep in your winter den.

    I’m thinking about you, ground squirrel,

    And remembering the bright days when

    You scampered up in our treetops

    With never a thought of snow.

    I’m thinking about you, brown bear,

    Tucked safe from winds that blow.

    I think about you, bumblebee queen,

    And all creatures wrapped in sleep.

    I’m thinking, and I’m sending you

    Good wishes so you’ll keep

    Safe and warm and resting well

    Until springtime days come near.

    I’m wishing you sweet Christmas dreams

    And a happy bright New Year.

    Illustrated by Mary Garlock