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These are Happy Times

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-21-1999 08:20 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

These are happy times, I think
The holidays are here
The family's gathered round the tree
And full of love and cheer

It's the best time of the year, I think
Everybody's home
And my heart just beats with happiness
Of these treasures all my own

And I am very blessed, I think
My heart is full of pride
For all the labors of my love
Are right here by my side

My heart is full of joy, I think
The wreath is on the door
The mistletoe is hanging
And presents on the floor

And Santa's coming here, I think
He'll be here very soon
The little ones will be surprised
When they see the living room

This is the best of times, I think
In a very special way
Why is it that my thoughts are then
A thousand miles away

It is an act of God, I think
To feel another's pain
Would that my prayers comfort him
And make the torture wane

These are happy times, I think
Christmas time is here
The joy and sorrow in my heart
Are mixed within each tear

Elizabeth Santos
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Michael
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1 posted 12-21-1999 08:34 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I think it is a blessing to be able to feel other people's emotion too, Elizabeth.  I think this forum is another as well as one of the reasone these are "happy times" for me.  Lovely poem.

Michael
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 12-21-1999 09:49 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Exquisite, another gem, God bless.
Love Ya,
Sy
RSEvans
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3 posted 12-21-1999 10:28 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

I think you hit it on the head...Now we know what you think...but what do you know?
Denise
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4 posted 12-21-1999 10:45 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I love this poem, and I'm sure of it!  

 Denise


Martie
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5 posted 12-21-1999 10:56 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz, your heart is a gem and so is this poem

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Severn
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6 posted 12-21-1999 03:17 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Perfect meter, Liz.
Perfect content.

You are a brave and caring woman.

K
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7 posted 12-21-1999 03:23 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Elizabeth: Christmas is many things to many people, some have family around and wish they didn't, others have no family and wish they did, but you can't stop those thoughts from arriving, can you?

HUGS

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


Fairy Colours
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8 posted 12-21-1999 03:59 PM       View Profile for Fairy Colours   Email Fairy Colours   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fairy Colours

Awesome job Elizabeth. Just Awesome. You've just described Christmas for me  

 --A Little Fairy--
Local Rebel
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9 posted 12-21-1999 04:03 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

It is perhaps the magic of Christmas that we can be happy for what is, what was, now is not, but shall be again...

Very nice!

 How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -Marcus Aurelius
Pepper
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10 posted 12-21-1999 04:25 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Beautiful poem from a beautiful heart!
Loved this Liz...

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


Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 12-21-1999 07:14 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Michael, Me, too. Thanks so much

Sy, You are dear. Thank you.

Rob,
I think I know
My feelings show

Denise.
From you, that's a sure compliment

Martie, Again you honor me

Kamla, You are perfectly precious

Rainbow, I'm glad for all my thoughts
Thank you

Fairy, You, too? Thanks

L. Rebel  Appreciate the comments

Pepper  Thank you. You're so sweet

Liz
 
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