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Christmas Came To Rocky Creek

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-15-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

The winter wind was blowin’ hard-
And snow was comin’ down.
The hosses were a eating
The hay he’d scattered round.

He went back in the lineshack-
Tucked a sack beneath the door-
To block the cold wind blowin-
Across the hard dirt floor.

Standin’ in the corner
A scrubby cedar tree-
Bedecked with holly berries,
It wasn’t much to see.

It brought to mind a childhood
Of gifts and lights and song
And made him stop and wonder
Why he was here alone?

The first time in a long time
He’d gone to cut a tree-
He grumbled, “this is foolish-
There’s no one here but me”.

But some how he feels better
Because it’s Christmas time
Then memories from long ago
Filter through his mind.

He recalls the church house meetings
The scriptures read and such
But as a youg hell-raiser
He hadn’t listened much.

“Seems to me that Christmas time
Ain’t of Santa Claus-
Somethin’ major happened-
But what? I’m at a loss???

He takes out one old Christmas card
He got in eighty-two-
“Peace on Earth, goodwill to men”
It all came pouring through,,,

He thought of long and wasted years
Of women he had known
Of fighting stock and meaner men
And times when he’d got thrown.

At last he bowed his shaggy head
And knelt upon the floor-
I ain’t much, but what I am
I’m givin’ to you Lord!

So Christmas came to Rocky Creek
Up on the Great Divide-
A cowboy got delivered
From his ego and his pride.

Remembered that a Savior
Came to this earth and died-
Yes, Christmas came to Rocky Creek
Up on the Great Divide
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-15-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

What a lovely story, Gunslinger. No greater joy on earth or in heaven than when a soul turns to the Lord. Well done, again!  

 Denise


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Carrollton, TX, USA


2 posted 12-16-1999 12:37 AM       View Profile for Femme's Father   Email Femme's Father   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Femme's Father

Gunslinger- I have come to love your stuff..
You take the most simple things and create the most beautiful pictures with your words..
Your poetry reminds me of nature that God created with His majestic words as He painted the creation into existance..I am a farm boy from the hills of N.W. Arkansas and I can really merge with your flow of thoughts. The simple things in life are the most beautiful I think..such as the muscle lines on the flanks of a lean stallion,etc.  
I know you have been through Hell & back by the depth & wisdom in your thoughts..They are as gentle as the reflections of moonlight upon gentle waters & a few of your words speak a million thoughts...the Lord went there & back also Gunslinger.. He too was endued with power from on High with His words..may God bless you abundantly with your gift..you sure bless me..I am in N. Dallas right now. Might e-mail you sometime.
My only brother lives in Houston also. Thanks again for sharing your experiences with us--we Love you..merry christmas  
   James David
   " Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks--"
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
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3 posted 12-16-1999 03:52 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

And I, too enjoy the tales you tell.
This was captivating.
Liz
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


4 posted 12-16-1999 05:24 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I liked this poem very much.  A nice Christmas story.  I'm going to send a copy of this to my son.  He's in the army in Germany.    James
DreamEvil
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5 posted 12-16-1999 06:51 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Well and truly written and said.

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

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Sunshine
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6 posted 12-16-1999 10:57 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The title drew me in, and the words wove the spell...

thank you...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mike
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7 posted 12-16-1999 04:35 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Well done.  Hope ya got to read A Cowboy's Christmas.
Balladeer
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8 posted 12-16-1999 05:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very nicely done, 'slinger.

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

Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
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9 posted 12-16-1999 06:08 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Amen GS. Well written.
 
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