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Dear Santa,

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Sunshine
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0 posted 12-14-1999 07:10 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Dear Santa,

One day not too long ago, I sat down and wrote
"Dear Santa," on a piece of white paper, a note;
now, not just any note I know, but a very special one,
because I'm not of kiddy age, I've far surpassed 21!

"Dear Santa, please, allow me to explain…"
I wrote before I could think back to when
I last wrote to Santa, so very, very long ago,
when asking for presents was indeed the vogue.

"I am not here asking anything just for me,
but I'd like some very special gifts, you see,
something for Peter, something for Paul,
something for the best man of them all.

"For I understand that people are seeking
the words long ago you were speaking
when you came in another one's soul
when the gifts were frankincense, and gold.

"For during this season, when want becomes need,
some people really do, do away with their greed,
and they are the ones, the Peters and Pauls,
that I would have you know, really do it all.

"So Santa, help me put Christ back in Christmas,
and instead of stuff in my stocking, let there be fuss
in homes of the needy, for I know for myself,
that the poor give plenty, they give of themselves."

And Lord, if you're reading my letter to Mr. Claus,
then grant me this prayer, and let all take pause,
to see what they have, and to allow them to share,
and in this way, they'll be richer; because they cared.

©KRJ
13 December, 1999



 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-14-1999 08:34 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

How Lovley Sunshine.....Wonderful sentiments here my friend!   Well done!!

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


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2 posted 12-14-1999 08:57 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Pepper - as always my favorite cheerleader!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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3 posted 12-15-1999 09:49 PM       View Profile for Michael II   Email Michael II   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael II

This is one of the best poems I`ve read
yet. You might win. I wish the best to all, the best for the Christmases and the best for you.
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4 posted 12-16-1999 09:13 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Michael II, as long as you enjoyed it, that is the best present of all...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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5 posted 12-16-1999 09:32 AM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

What a great work, pulling the whole meaning and age span together in such flowing verse!
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6 posted 12-16-1999 09:35 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

A Sandgrain - I really like your pseudonym, and I'll bet it fits you!!!  Thank you so much for reading this little piece, and may Joy and Peace be yours.
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Sunshine I applaud you! This was wonderful!!!!  

 <*\\\><
Jesus is the reason for the season

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Whtdove, thank you so much.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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9 posted 12-16-1999 03:52 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Sunshine, I really enjoyed this. A letter disguised as a prayer or vice versa. I love it. Happy Holidays to you and yours.  

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

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10 posted 12-16-1999 06:51 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I do like the sentiments expressed in your prayer, Sunshine.

 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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Wildchild, Elizabeth, thank you so much for your kind comments.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 12-17-1999).]
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12 posted 11-23-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Another round for this one...once again, I enjoyed it.

Elizabeth


You cling to your ways and leave mine to me.
Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth


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13 posted 11-24-2000 02:38 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Elizabeth, you're so clever...I was going to bump this one up myself...just to share!  Thank you for the lovely holiday lift!

Karilea
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I would rather be silent and write, than speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ



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14 posted 11-24-2000 04:24 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Wonderful......i loved this one.
HURA!



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!

Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 11-25-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A wonderful Christmas poem, expressing the meaning of Christmas, through love and compassion. JUst beautiful
Liz
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16 posted 11-26-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for Startime   Email Startime   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Startime's Home Page   View IP for Startime

Bravo!!!Beautiful sentiments. How very perfect. Thank you so much for the read.

Love I leave with you my friend whether it be in your life or of yet the essense of your dreams. [URL=http://path2riches.com]http://path2riches.com
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17 posted 12-03-2000 12:59 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I thought I'd let you know I chose this poem for the Holiday issue of the newsletter.
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18 posted 12-07-2000 11:40 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

DD...thank you...it has always liked me...

Elizabeth...how you have had time to come in and relax and read...you are so precious...thank you...

Startime, you are more than welcome...

PdV...thank you...I am glad that I had something worthwhile to contribute...I wrote this the day after a birthday...it meant something then...it means something now...

Thank you!


Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, than speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ



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Of course I loved this letter you wrote to us older people's (over 21) Santa Claus.  I agree that there comes a day when we outgrow childhood myths and lore to believe that there is a real God who cares and loves each one of us. This realization becomes so appearent this time of year.  Thank you and God Bless You, Bob <><
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20 posted 12-09-2000 04:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sunshine, you have never been more radiant.....
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21 posted 12-10-2000 07:02 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Yes. This is indeed the timeless prayer. Thank you for sharing.
Melton
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22 posted 12-08-2001 06:17 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Another treasure unearthed from beneath the archives.....  

Merry Christmas!!!!

Bridgette
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I never got back to thank you all...
and here it is, nearly Christmas, 2004!
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Sunshine, indeed this is a sweet read and one that deserves to be brought up again from our archives!  Thanx for writing this and sharing!

Hugs2uPoetFriend
 
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