Christmas Secrets
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    “Christmas Secrets,” Friend, Dec. 1992, inside front cover

    Christmas Secrets

    Since Susan did her shopping,

    There’s a twinkle in her eyes.

    And there’s a secret twitching

    Right where Tommy’s dimple lies

    Whenever ‘present-wondering’

    Begins again each year.

    And all of it just shows, of course,

    That Christmas Day is near.

    There’s paper gently rustling

    Behind Father’s locked den door,

    And Mother spends more time upstairs

    Than she has spent before.

    There are bulges in the closets.

    From beneath beds presents peer.

    And all of it just shows, of course,

    That Christmas Day is near.

    Illustrated by Dick Brown