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Poet deVine
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0 posted 11-29-1999 08:44 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine

Instead of giving Christmas cards, each year I write a poem significant for the year just ending. I buy pretty holiday paper, print them up and hand them out. Here is my 1998 poem.


What gift can we give each other this year
that wonít break or fade away
what token will be just the right symbol
for what we want to say?

A gaily wrapped box held out with pride
may hold a wonderful gift itís true,
but what could we give that cost nothing of us,
what would be right for me and you?

If we could give to each other
perfection wrapped in a box of gold,
would that gift then be something
wondrous and glorious to behold.

A smile, an embrace, perhaps a song
or a kind and caring touch.
If only we could give happiness
A gift that would mean so much.

We may seek it all our lives
for itís something money canít buy.
So why not give it away as your gift
before another year passes us by.

I wish you good health and true love
and whatever makes you complete
And if I could give you happiness next year,
I would place it at your feet.



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1 posted 11-29-1999 09:19 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Beautiful, Poet deVine. I wish the same to you and everyone here.

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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
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2 posted 11-29-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I like it also. A good idea it is to write a poem instead of giving out a card~I've thought of it myself. Merry Christmas everyone.
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3 posted 11-29-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A beautiful poem and a wonderful idea! I think I shall do that! (If I can come up with something!)

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4 posted 11-29-1999 10:17 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sharon that's a Hallmark moment if I ever saw one! You ought to consider submitting that to them!!!!!!!
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5 posted 11-30-1999 01:36 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I did something liek that one year. I wrote a poem about Jesus and made it so it fit into a cross sign, and drew this kewl looking cross around it and printed one up and framed it for each family in my family. Some still actually have it hung up LoL.....I wonder if I still have a copy of that poem, I liked it hehe. Great poem though, tis beautiful, and I am sure everyone who received it loved it as much as we do!


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6 posted 11-30-1999 03:56 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Lovely!!! How I wish I could bundle up happiness... I know some folks most deserving! *S*
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7 posted 11-10-2000 03:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Bringing this back up to the top. It really shows the spirit of the Christmas season.
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8 posted 11-10-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

I agree , a wonderful sentiment by a very talented writer . All in all , quite a gift.
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9 posted 11-11-2000 05:58 AM       View Profile for taramw   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for taramw

This is just beautiful    What a terrific thing to do!


"A poem should not mean, but be" - Archibald MacLeish
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10 posted 11-11-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Hey this was great. A wonderful wish indeed!



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!

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11 posted 11-11-2000 03:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I did it, Sharon! I wrote a poem and made up my own cards! Thanks for the idea!

Denise
 
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