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A Christmas Wish

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Michael
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0 posted 12-02-1999 12:52 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

A Christmas Wish

I walk down the shadowed hallway,
The house, so cold this time of year.
To the closet where it's tucked away,
In that box of holiday cheer.

I filter through the ornaments,
Through the lights and silver stencil.
The long forgotten innocense,
Of cards drawn in colored pencil.

It's here somewhere, just hard to find,
Not much of a decoration.
Beneath the wreath, a soul's bequeath,
Wrapped in disappreciation.

"Will you help decorate the tree?"
Simple question for her to ask.
"You don't know what that means to me,
You sure you'd be up to the task?"

I'm not sure just how to answer,
But the best way I know to start...
Is the ornament I offer
Within this box, a tarnished heart.

I'll gladly place it on the tree,
After I polish it for you.
I'll light the roof for all to see,
Hang stockings for the children, too.

We can go caroling one night.
We can make angels in the snow.
Or cuddle by the warm firelight,
Where we can make love sweet and slow.

Yes, I'll help decorate the tree,
I've just one thing to ask of you;
Would you spend next Christmas with me,
So a tarnished heart may shine anew?


Michael Anderson
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It's the little things you take for granted
That'll mean the most to you when they're gone.


[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 12-02-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Christopher
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Beautiful brother, and may you get your wish. A kind heart like yours deserves happiness!
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2 posted 12-02-1999 02:50 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Definitely do you deserve to have more than a taste of happiness my friend.



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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ
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"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)


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Hear hear.
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May your holidays be joyous, my friend...
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May you get your wish!
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oh...sniffle. How beautiful. I'm sure your wishes will come true.
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7 posted 12-02-1999 03:28 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

You can pencil me in with permanant ink, babe....For next December - it's a date! Although the way I see it, we'll be spending far more of the year together than that.....the holidays will just be a plus!
I read this, and it nearly made me cry...You sure know how to take the simplest thought, or something so small that we've shared or talked about, and turn it into a heartwarming masterpiece for all to enjoy! Magical you are - my magic!! And like I said, this will be your last Christmas alone....Next year has so much to offer us...what a way to start a new relationship, a brand new millennium 2000, and a clean slate to boot for our hopes, dreams, and love.

[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 12-02-1999).]
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Michael..I'd spend this Christmas with ya....I'll try to find a bar, with Christmas music playing, a nice bartender with a caring ear.....and just kinda reminisce of when Christmas was so grand....sound like fun? Let me know......
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Micahel and Toe you can spend Christmas with all of us here! Certainly a sad poem you've put together. I hope your happiness returns soon!

You both wanna make me cry....
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Michael,
This is beautiful!
Liz
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Bless....

HUSG

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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
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May all your wishes come true. Excellent poem, Michael.

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Denise

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Michael,
This is very touching. I know where you are coming from this year. I have decided to not have a tree and to celebrate as little as possible. The holidays are not kind sometimes. I am so happy for you that next year will be a brighter and more happy occasion.
Ruth
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Thank you all for the warm replies and wishes. I know my holidays will only get better, and I do know I have a lot to be thankful for, even spending this Christmas alone. You all have touched me very deeply this year, I am proud to call you all my friends.

Femme, you are my magic, too.


Michael
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I enjoyed this too, Michael.

In every stanza
A picture came
Into my own mind
And I could see it crystal clear
A tarnished heart to find.

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JOY

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Michael - it is an honour to be counted one of your friends.
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