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The Night Before Christmas (Passion's Style)

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Michael
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0 posted 12-23-1999 11:04 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

The Night Before Christmas (Passion's Style)


‘Twas the night before Christmas and I got to thinkin'
(First holiday in years I wasn't wastin' away, drinkin').
As I drew a quick smile wondering the reason
So much joy had found me this Christmas season.

Then I thought of all the friends I'd grown to love,
Like Seymour, Sally, Isis, and White Dove.
And I couldn't help but remember my trip to D.C.
James, Doreen, Nan, Lost Dreamer and me.
(One of my most treasured memories).

Suddenly it became so easy to see,
I was happy because I finally had a family.
People I've found of genuine concern,
Pepper, Rainbow Girl, Hoot Owl, and Severn.

Even a few who just like me are "NUTZ".
Walt and FreeByrd, no if's and's or buts!
Still nothing has made me laugh harder this year,
Than Toe Rag, Long John, and Balladeer.

And nothing's ever broke my heart in two,
Like Izzy and Eric, may God bless both of you.
Denise and Echo, you strengthen me spiritually.
Lucie, you always have been there for me.

Many old friends and many a new face
Have brought memories time will never erase.
Alicat, Fairy Colours, Elizabeth, Kess,
Starboards, Marge, Deep Blue Me, and Temptress.

I've been touched by Marilyn, Alwye, Caroline,
But few could touch my heart like Poet DeVine...
Through a darkside not many would understand,
Except for you, Scott, we share the same brand.

Christopher I have found in you
A brother and friend, never one more true.
Gennifer I can only offer you my life,
I'm already yours, I love you as my wife.

I wish a Merry Christmas to everyone of you.
You're all a part of me and there's many more too.
The list it seems, could go on and on,
How could I ever repay such a precious gift, Ron?

Michael




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 12-23-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-23-1999 11:12 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

So? that's my problem? Yassee, I did everything humanly possible to take Femme away from you! Even with all my charm, good looks, promises of mad passionate love making, my great personality, my masterful ways with poetry etc.,....she just laughed too?.....Besides, she asked if I had a boat?.....Just goes to show ya...not even someone like me can have everything!! Oh well, she did promise to name yall's first kid Toerag though.....LOL....
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2 posted 12-23-1999 11:12 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Michael, You are most truely blest, as so are we for knowing you. You give from your soul every emotional thought. You breath inspiration on every level of your poetry. Your a gift sent from heaven for all of here. May this Christmas bring you all the joy and happiness you deserve. May you meet your love in person and forever hold her dear. Follow the path that has been set for you and never look back my friend.
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3 posted 12-23-1999 11:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You are such a joy to know! Your spirit shines as does your magnificent talent. Before responding to this, I sent it as an E-card to someone very special...thank you for writing it...thank you for being you. I hope to count you as friend for the next 1000 years! Sharon

[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 12-23-1999).]
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4 posted 12-23-1999 11:27 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Michael...you have brought so much beauty through your words to us all!  
We are truly blessed to have you in our lives!!
A Happy Holidays to you and yours...  
Love this poem.....

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


  


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Michael...You have given us so much, how could we not return the gift? You showed me kindness and compassion when I was a green horn at this sight. You have given us love and support in your words as well as a glimpse into places I have never been. My you and yours be blest in the new year as you have been in the past one. I wish love, happiness and prosparity to you this season and always.

God Bless you.  
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6 posted 12-23-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Michael, you are one of the greatest gifts in my life this year. I know you'll find the happiness and peace you deserve Thank you brother for this fitting tribute to all our friends! Your talent shines through in everything you do my friend!

Chris
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7 posted 12-23-1999 03:44 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn


Great version of "The Night Before Christmas"
"MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR"

 If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
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8 posted 12-23-1999 04:22 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Michael, this is just perfect...this says it all - thank God for Ron! I can't imagine life without this family I have found, and you are a big part of that. Your poetry has touched me, through its many different styles and topics.
The fact that you were there unquestioningly for your newfound brother at a certain time this year has made you exemplary in my eyes.
You are a person of true loving spirit, and gentle heart - and both your family and Gen are very lucky - as are we.

Thankyou for counting me as part of your family - have a big Severny hug and smile  

K
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I think you forgot someone? I think you forgot me.  
But some how I still think this is funny.
Although I think this poem came from a dummy.

LOL

Mikey      



[This message has been edited by Michael II (edited 12-23-1999).]
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10 posted 12-23-1999 05:18 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Mikey, My son, I didn't forget you.
You were a joy in my life before Passions I knew.
You still are, though I might remind you dear boy,
It's not to late to get a refund on your Christmas toys.
So straighten up and fly right, little Chummy,
And next time, remember who you're calling dummy!   LOL




Merry Christmas, everyone - from Michael & Mikey.





[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 12-23-1999).]
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11 posted 12-23-1999 06:22 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desperado

Michael -

I am blessed to have you as a friend.  You are a great guy, truely one in a million.  I don't think any of us in DC could forget it all.  I know I won't.  Merry Christmas Michael.

 shine a light so bright that all can see
and you will find the joys that echo within me

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As Sharon noted when she emailed this to me (thanks for the heads up, Dear!), it does indeed epitomize what this place is all about.

But that shouldn't come as any surprise. Because your openness, warmth and talent have for the past year epitomized all I most enjoy about poetry and people, Michael. Thank you for being you, my friend.

And, of course, Merry Christmas!
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Fine looking boy there Michael.....(Wonder how he turned out looking that great?)...LOL....Merry Christmas and goodbye my friend..Good luck with all of your future endeavors......
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Thank you,  Toe, wishing you the happiest of holidays, too.

Ron, Thank you for allowing me to be me.  I am honored to have you call me friend.

James, you're one of a kind, yourself, I hope you never change.

Severn, you are one of the most genuine people I've ever met, and gifted in your art.  Bless you.

Lynn, I don't know you to well but I wish you the Merriest Christmas.

Christopher, the feelings are 100% mutual.  Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

Pepper, Marilyn, I am so pleased to see you two have become such a big part of Passions.
Thank you for your kind words.

Lost Dreamer, you have a heart of gold.  I thank you for all your words of encouragement when I was down.  You have always been a smile on my face.

PdV, if it weren't for you I wouldn't be here right now.  I can never say thank you enough.  

Merry Christmas, God bless you all.


Michael



[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 12-23-1999).]
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You are, Michael, without a doubt, one of the most talented, compassionate, sweetest people I've ever met. You cannot know how pleased I am to call you friend, and to see the wonderful things happening with you and Gennifer. I pray you are always so blessed...you deserve it  

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Wonderful poem, by the way  


 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


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16 posted 12-23-1999 07:40 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Michael my friend.  It is I who should thankyou.  You looked after me when I first came to Passions, showed me the way.  You were my light then my friend.  Then when I became a moderator and found I was to share Dark Forum with you I couldn't have asked for anyone else.  It was right and fitting for me you know?
You are a light here in Passions my friend, for us all.  I thankyou for that and your friendship and understand.  (((HUGS))) and the Merriest of Christmas's for you and yours.

 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
~Isis~
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17 posted 12-23-1999 09:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is such a wonderful place and you are a big part of it! Merry Christmas to you and yours Michael!  

 Denise


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Michael, I feel very blessed to have so many new friends this year... and you're right there at the top of my list... Merry Christmas, my friend....
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Michael I really don't know what to say. But watch I'll write a paragraph here. It touches me deeply to know that I have touched others in a way that I could be called friend.  I just do what I do and be me, and I guess I never really think about it.  I'm very glad we have crossed paths, and become freinds!  For you are a blessing in my life!  Other than that I really don't know what to say except that I'm honored to mentioned and happy to have you for a friend. One in which I thank God for!

And Passions also!  God bless you Michael, and have a very Merry Christmas!!!

 <*\\\><
Jesus is the reason for the season
Keep Christ in CHRISTmas

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20 posted 12-23-1999 09:45 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

Michael -
Now you've got me teary-eyed.
I'm pleased to be joining hands with
all of you here at Passion's.

Glad to be your friend
and hope the friendship grows ...
I see you've got Mikey
to keep you on your toes.

And speaking of Toes
that's one rag
you'd be happy to have
in your friendship bag.

Nothing better
than a Balladeer ...
to sing your song
and bring you cheer.

I could go on and on
but better not
lest I forget someone.

Great job, Michael.
God bless you and yours.
Love ~*Marge*~

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21 posted 12-23-1999 10:31 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Like the Darkness you are named for, I find comfort in your friendship.  

Thank you my friend and Merry Christmas.


 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
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because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

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Wow, wonderful Michael!  And including me, how sweet!  I love it.  Merry Christmas to you and your son.     

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


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Michael, this is beautiful, and to mention me...Im speechless.  Thank y ou for being here for me, it means a lot, you are a terrific friend!  God bless you in life and on His birthday!  Have a VERY Merry Christmas!!

 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

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Michael:  That photo of you and Mikey is super and the interaction between the two of you is great...and ROFL@Refund...*g* .. )))

Happy Christmas Sweetheart, you're a Christmas treasure!

HUSG

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