[Editor: This poem for children, by L. E. Homfray was published in The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW), 21 December 1929.]
What Would You Like?
Last night when I was fast asleep
Old Daddy Christmas came,
He woke me up and said to me:
“Now tell me what’s your name?”
He had a great big yellow book,
He had a pencil, too,
“This is my shopping list,” he said,
“What should I buy for you?”
“Oh! gee,” I said, “that’s very good,
There’s loads of things I’d like:
An engine, and an aeroplane,
A scooter, and a bike.”
Then, in his yellow book he wrote
The things I asked him for,
And off he went before I’d time
To ask for any more.
So, now I thought I’d let you know,
To make your choice all right,
Because you see he might come round
To visit you to-night!
L. E. HOMFRAY.
The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW), 21 December 1929, p. 15