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Once Upon A Child

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Toerag
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0 posted 12-16-1999 03:02 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

Once upon a child,
The world was freed from sin,
In a lowly stable,
Born in Jerusalem.

This child was born of Mary,
Conceived only of God's breath,
His life was so miraculous,
Even in his death.

He gave sight unto the blinded,
Fed the hungry-clothed the poor,
Gave wisdom to the simple minded,
Taught us what our lives are for.

I think that's what God intended,
For us to do on Christmas day,
Give of ourselves and spread some joy,
To those in a "needing" way.

Think of what you have,
And of those that have much less,
Give from your heart this Christmas day,
You'll truly feel blessed.

Remember the true meaning,
Not the gifts all stacked in piles,
The reason there's a Christmas;
There was "Once Upon A Child."
© Copyright 1999 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 12-16-1999 03:06 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is wonderful - and I love the meaning of your message.
suthern
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2 posted 12-16-1999 03:30 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

An incredibly beautiful poem, dear friend... and a poignant plea we all should heed to remember what Christmas is all about. Very well done!!!
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 12-16-1999 03:39 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is my favorite from your pen, it's beautiful! (though there are probably many that you wrote before I came to Passions and would love as much)
I love the title of this poem. I think it will always stay with me.
Liz
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4 posted 12-16-1999 07:08 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you for this glimpse into the soul of a loving poet!  
Marge Tindal
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5 posted 12-16-1999 07:14 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

I like 'the softer side of Toe.
This is just wonderful.
Merry Christmas to you and those you love.
~*Marge*~


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Nan
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6 posted 12-16-1999 07:16 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

All right - You're absolutely right... We need to appreciate what we have...and I do.... So I need not to get miffed at Cassandra because she's misplaced the baby Jesus and Mary from my creche... They'll show up before Christmas, Right???...
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 12-16-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Beautiful one Toerag  
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8 posted 12-16-1999 10:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good heartfelt emotion, Toe. It hard to believe that a mind that could produce this also berates me and heaps abuse on me unmercifully without cause. 'Tis a mystery of life for sure.
WhtDove
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9 posted 12-16-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

So this is the masterpiece you told me about! Toe, I think it's excellent!!!  You've said it all right here. This is a keeper indeed and I will print this out and save this one!!  I love the ending!  

Very Merry Christmas buddy!!  God Bless You!
~hugs~




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Jesus is the reason for the season

Denise
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10 posted 12-16-1999 11:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is absolutely wonderful, Mr. Toe! I'm going to keep my mind on this. It is a holiday stress reducer! Thank you!

 Denise


cooljust
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11 posted 12-16-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for cooljust   Email cooljust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cooljust

I'm new here, and I've alot of really good work, but you have raised the bar not only because of the words but the meaning gives us all something to think about. Like my grandmother used to say, "Keep Christ in Christmas."

Justin
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12 posted 12-16-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toe,
You got my attention with this one.
One darn good poem, Bravo.
Martie
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13 posted 12-17-1999 12:50 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Beautiful poem Toe!
JTF
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14 posted 12-17-1999 03:47 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

I love your last 2 stanza ...   ... Beautifully writen Old Man !!
Toerag
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15 posted 12-17-1999 06:56 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thank you all for the very nice replies...

Balladeer...unmercifully?....A mystery?....You poor innocent guy.....Yea, guess I'll be nice to ya from now on.....then you'll really wonder about what's happened to this half/brain I've got....
poetFemmeFatale
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16 posted 12-18-1999 11:59 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Toe - come here and let me take your temperature!  Are you feeling yourself lately?  I didn't know you had it in you to write something so .....um......beautiful !  ROFL  Seriously man, I always knew you had to have a NICE side - thought that was the half of your brain that was missing, but I see I was mistaken!  I guess Christmas even makes the NAUGHTY boys be nice sometimes!  Fabulous read, and I do think this deserves one more boost to the top!  Hope some more read & enjoy!  (Not that you need anymore replies! )  

 - - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do...- - pFF

WhtDove
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17 posted 12-19-1999 12:39 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well, this was so good it has to go up one more time!
Iloveit
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18 posted 12-20-1999 10:07 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

really really nice, love this  
Pepper
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19 posted 12-20-1999 10:48 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Beautiful piece! Beautiful message!

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


Irie
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20 posted 12-20-1999 01:52 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Funny how we need to be reminded of the "True" meaning of Christmas. This brought a tear to my eye. Beautiful
Thank You
starboards
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21 posted 12-20-1999 02:12 PM       View Profile for starboards   Email starboards   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for starboards

The true meaning of christmas...nice job!

Starboards

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