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Isis
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0 posted 12-23-1999 07:26 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

With all the love at this time of year,
Do you stop and spare a thought,
For those out there not as lucky as us,
Those in hard times who are caught.

The homeless, sleeping outside,
Hungy, cold and alone,
Longing for love and family,
Memories of a loving warm home.

Those who have lonely hearts this year,
Scorned by love in one way or another,
Longing to hear that special voice,
Wondering if they will ever recover.

Those who are sick,
To ill to enjoy Christmas and it's gaiety,
In hospital facing horror daily,
A life steeped in misery.

The poor who want only the best for their family,
But finances don't allow them the honour,
Of placing many presents,
Under a worn and damaged tree.

They are more concerned with having a meal Xmas day,
At least something in their stomachs,
To give them strength,
And keep the cold at bay.

So this poem is for them,
Stop and spare a thought,
Make a small donation,
Do the right thing as we ought.

So when you say grace on Christmas Day,
And you're thanking God for all you have,
Spare a thought and prayer for those,
Who'd give their right arm to have what you have..


 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


© Copyright 1999 Isis - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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1 posted 12-23-1999 07:36 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Amen, my sister! Well done and my prayers will be with those less fortunate.
Isis
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2 posted 12-23-1999 07:45 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks Marilyn, Merry Christmas  

 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


RainbowGirl
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3 posted 12-23-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Often my friend, a long while back I was one of those but it made me who I am, that and lots of good friends...I shall never forget my past and indeed I'm thankful for it and for people like you, that care about poeple like us...

Big hugs sweetheart...very big HUGS

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


Michael
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4 posted 12-23-1999 09:10 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Amen, Isis.  As sad as this is, I would consider moving it to open for more eyes to view, though.  It truly deserves to be seen by many.   Wonderful message.

Michael
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5 posted 12-23-1999 11:01 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very well done, Isis. Something we should all think of.
Isis
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6 posted 12-24-1999 01:21 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks everyone, I wanted to post it here first, then move it Michael.  So I shall do it now.

 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


WhtDove
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7 posted 12-24-1999 03:32 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well, I'm glad you moved it from where ever it was!  Isis this came from a truly giving and wonderful heart! God bless you dear!
I shall stop and think and pray for those less fortunate.  Merry Christmas!

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

JamesMichael
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8 posted 12-24-1999 04:46 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I enjoyed reading this poem.  You have a soft and caring heart.   James
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-24-1999 08:04 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You have spoken a million truths. Thank you for this wonderful poem!
LIz
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10 posted 12-24-1999 10:04 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Amen
Such thoughtful and caring sentiments Isis....   
Well stated !!

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


hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 12-24-1999 10:12 AM       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

So true Isis, thank you for the wonderful reminder  
Julie
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12 posted 12-24-1999 01:05 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

So well stated Isis...my son said to me yesterday...no matter what kind of Christmas I have...I know there are people out there worse off...your words inspire to reach out.
Isis
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13 posted 12-24-1999 05:41 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks everyone   Well it's Xmas morning here in Oz and we have had a wonderful day so far.  I wish the same for you.  

 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Martie
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14 posted 12-24-1999 10:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

A poem from a beautiful heart-- Merry Christmas

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Marta
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15 posted 12-25-1999 01:38 AM       View Profile for Marta   Email Marta   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marta

well said.
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16 posted 12-25-1999 01:30 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

AMEN! God be with them.

 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


Denise
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17 posted 12-25-1999 01:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You have a heart of gold, Isis! Wonderful poem, wonderful message! Have a very Merry Christmas!  

 Denise


Severn
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18 posted 12-25-1999 04:37 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Isis, summer poet sister, I hope your christmas was wonderful...

Here I sit on Boxing Day wondering how everyone I love in America is faring on their christmas day - and thinking too of all those like who you have described are faring - the most beautiful time of year is also the hardest. This poem perfectly depicts this.

Thankyou, Isis...

K
Isis
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19 posted 12-25-1999 05:09 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Thanks everyone    And Severn we are always sort of out of things too soon or too late being over this side of the world.  I think indeed Summer Sister we shall have to stick together  

 Reach inside your heart, that is the greatest gift you can bestow. Merry Christmas..
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


sandgrain
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20 posted 12-25-1999 06:50 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Just read your poem now, Christmas night.  If only the world could have clones of your precious message in practice the world over!  I've experienced some long ago holidays that were quite lean, but never homeless, and indeed, it reminds us everafter how fortunate we are and to share it with those in need.  Thanks for reminding us in such a nice way.
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