Bert is 82 years old, born in Canada.
Taught in public school in Scarborough.
Wrote children’s books, 4 of which were published.
Wrote a play about Napoleon.
Wrote a few adult books.
Writes songs – words and music.
This poem is about Santa Claus being depressed after delivering the gifts at Christmas. He feels that there is too much emphasis on gifts – there is nothing wrong about exchanging gifts for that gives everyone a chance to give and to receive but there should be more emphasis on being with family – especially at Christmas.