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Christmas Eve and every day...

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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 12-12-1999 07:58 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

A different box..   ))

This one is full of memories but ones that make you smile
the little clown that dangles with star spangled suit and hat
the ivory laced edged heart with perfect crystal in the middle
the tiny drums and trumpets bought when I was but a lass

I must have 50 different decorations one or two bought each year
they each tell a story of what was happening for me in each year of my life
some bring such a smile others a tear but Christmas Eve is the time
mince pies warm from the oven, claret in sparkling crystal glasses

It's my favourite night of the year I watch the coloured lights in the street
imagining they represent a single child's wish or maybe yours and mine
loving looks exchanged as we recognise the time and effort for our gift
children and their thoughts on how quickly can they play with the wrapping

Lots of noise, adults wanting their dinner and me, well, I'm Hitler come Christmas
one child starts it off by picking up a present and calling out the recipients name
each waits with excitement while gift is undone and thanks and kisses given
depending on the children, yep, starts at 11am and carries on till about 6pm..   )))

You may be thinking the children get fed up, they don't, they love Christmas here
the way they can never get in the kitchen for adults, they drink as much coke as they like
take the video for my sister in the states, me with sprouts in one hand lego in the other
it's a day that should happen every day, the love, good thoughts and plenty of hugs

Happiness mixed with sadness for those days have come to an end, our children of the world
need their mother's and father's or they grow up and lovers forget to be lovers or have different needs
but the fairy and my box of purchased joy will always remain a very special memory
each Christmas Eve as the frost is on the pavement and the lights sparkle
with all our loving wishes...

Give a little thought for those without a home
the child without a parent,  kiss and hug
the parents that can't provide what we each take for granted
for those they love so much.

Peace!

ps: apologies for such a rotten poem but the thought is there, isn't that what we say?



 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...






[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-12-1999).]
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1 posted 12-12-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Yes, that's what we say, Rainbow, and your thoughts are priceless. I, too, collect one ornament every year to remind me in someway what the year represented. It's always fun to pull them out and reminisce. Merry Christmas, Rainbow  

 To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

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2 posted 12-12-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Not rotten at all, Rainbow! Like the sentiments here.

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Warm and wonderful, Rainbow! Merry Christmas to you!  

 Denise


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What a nice collection of thoughts and memories  
Severn
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tch tch - what do you mean rotten?
It's beautiful, RG.
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it is beautiful, and reflections of a beautiful heart.....
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I rarely buy an ornament for myself... but I have many that were gifts and bring the giver into my home for the holidays. *S* And I give each of my godchildren an ornament every Christmas... and love the way they treasure their collections. I like this box, RG! *S*
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Lovely sentiments Rainbow....
Merry Christmas Sweets!!  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


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Geeee, I wish I could write rotten poems like this one ... Beautiful box Rainbow ...   ... Now serve champagne instead of claret and it will be perfect ...  
Mike
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Very nice.  Enjoyed.
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brings back memories that make me smile too. wonderful ) merry christmas to you  )
Elizabeth Santos
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A private look into your Christmas and your thoughts. Thank you
Liz
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The older we get, the more cherished are childhood memories.  The gifts are rarely remembered, but traditions, ah..they are the groundwork of true love.  Thanks for sharing yours.
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