Poem – Big Bang for Little Billy (By Donal Mahoney)

Big Bang for Little Billy
This was the first Christmas
Billy was old enough to speak 
when he saw his gifts 
under the sparkling tree.
His parents were waiting
to hear what he’d say.
Billy laughed and jumped
and clapped his hands. 
With a big smile, he shouted
“Santa brought me these!” 
Then Daddy picked Billy up,
bounced him on his knee 
and whispered softly,
“There is no Santa, son.
There was a Big Bang 
while you were asleep.
And all your gifts landed
under the tree.

Author Bio:

Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He has had fiction and poetry published in various publications in the U.S. and elsewhere. Among them are The Galway Review (Ireland), The Recusant (England), The Missing Slate (Pakistan), Guwahatian Magazine (india), Bluepepper (Australia), The Osprey Journal (Wales), Public Republic (Bulgaria), and The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey). Some of his earliest work can be found at and some of his newer work at