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A Toerag Christmas

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Toerag
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0 posted 08-17-99 08:07 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

A life began that never died.
In the hearts of many, he has survived.
His birth is known throughout the land,
The birth of this child, not fathered by man.
His grace, his wisdom, those he has blessed,
The child of Mary,
Fathered by God's breath.

Whether believer or not, tis the season for giving,
To your friends and family, the reason for living.
Give thanks to your God, give love to your neighbor,
Savor their love now, for there may be "no later."

If I could make only one Holiday wish,
It would be for a hug from my father,
And my mother's sweet kiss,
For gifts have no value, I want none for myself,
But your friends and your family,
Is where you find wealth.
© Copyright 1999 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 08-17-99 08:22 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Toerag, wow, a deep down in the soul poem that speaks such truth. I loved it. To think I thought you were only a funny guy, your talent rings through at this level to.
Toerag
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2 posted 08-17-99 08:32 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Lost Dreamer...thanx...I wrote that last year....posted it on another board 'round Christmas time...I seem to lose my humor and replace it with sadness during the Holidays....just miss my folks and long gone friends at those times....but soon afterwards, the devil does take back over....LOL
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3 posted 08-17-99 09:50 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: Repeated readings only make this poem dearer to my heart. I wish sadness never darkened your days... but the wisdom your grief gives you is advice we all should heed! Beautiful, dear friend!
Toerag
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4 posted 08-17-99 02:14 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yanno?..I figured if I really got serious someone would notice?.....Oh well, guess it's better to stick at what I'm more comfortable with....ya think?
Toerag
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5 posted 08-17-99 02:25 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thanks Suthern and L. Dreamer.....I guess maybe "religion" and "God" and stuff should be in schools and not here...ya think?...LOL
Sally S.
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6 posted 08-17-99 02:26 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

oops..double post

[This message has been edited by Sally S. (edited 08-17-99).]
Sally S.
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Don't your dare stop writing serious pieces. This was beautiful..(even though you rascals INSIST on getting me ready for Christmas too soon....hmmmm there's a lesson in there somewhere.)
You're a man with many sides..and I for one like it that way.

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"To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by thine infinity;
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of immortality." ...Emily Bronte, "Last Lines"
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8 posted 08-17-99 02:38 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toerag: Don't ever stop writing poems like this, sweetie.... So many times, I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at your poems.... this one brings tears, too, but they're tears of gratitude for having you in my life and tears of remorse that I don't stop often enough to appreciate what I have. I need those stop signs as I race through the day.... and I enjoy your multi-dimensional talent!
Artur Hawkwing
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9 posted 08-17-99 06:37 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Gotten into the christmas spirit yet, Toerag? Thank you for joining me! You were talking about family here, so do you have a brother or sister? Imagine the fun and horror if one of your siblings decided to join us on this discussion board!
WhtDove
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Wow! Most excellent job! How true, it is our friends and family that count. Glad to see this side of you too!
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11 posted 08-17-99 08:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

(never mind)

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 08-18-99).]
aziza
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12 posted 06-11-2007 01:22 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

This is beautiful
so true and so beautiful.

Alison
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13 posted 11-12-2007 09:14 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
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I wish  I found this one last week.

Latearrival  
Amaryllis
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15 posted 12-30-2010 01:45 AM       View Profile for Amaryllis   Email Amaryllis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amaryllis

I agree with latearrival... I could hug this poem. I love it.

A
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16 posted 12-30-2010 02:05 AM       View Profile for Klassy Lassy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Klassy Lassy

Christmas is a time for family, friends, warmth, memories, and missing those who gave those moments in the past.  I am sometimes sad, too, at Christmas because of those not here now who once filled my heart with light, but a new heritage rises and new blessings along with it.  I know you nourish those new seeds planted in your heart as well.

This is a poem to cherish!     ~KL
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17 posted 12-30-2010 08:22 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Behind all of the bluster and comedy (and insulting poor Balladeer), THIS is the real Toerag. No finer man exists....
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18 posted 12-30-2010 01:32 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You sure have that right Michael!  I miss his antics, but I also miss his serious side, where his heart of gold tends to blind you!

Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year Toe, and I sure think of you often with caring thoughts.
 
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