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sandgrain
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0 posted 12-15-1999 08:26 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for sandgrain

Victorian trimmings
and lighted reindeer
seek to capture nostalgia
this time of year

Buying cards and yards
of ribbon, so pretty
are ways todays people
try to get ready.

Frequenting malls with
long request lists,
lights strung and songs sung,
all for Christmas.

Making cookies and candies,
planning dinner
trimmed fireplaces that
crackle and shimmer,

All in an attempt to
create the delight
that inspired the awe of
that first Christmas night.

Have we come to love
all the creations
more than the Creator
in our celebrations?

God was revered and obeyed
in total trust
for the Saviors arrival
He'd promised

Ones heart was what
needed preparation
for the awesome gift
of incarnation.

It wasn't celebration of
the great stars shimmer,
nor angels, frankincense,
gold or myrrh

Nor did they celebrate
the hearts prepared,
but God's promised Savior,
His gift, they shared.

Seems we'd benefit
greatly today,
if we prepared and celebrated
far more that way.

© Copyright 1999 Rae Petersen - All Rights Reserved
WhtDove
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1 posted 12-16-1999 10:00 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Yep, I think that true happiness doesn't come from the gifts that are bought. But only through our Savior can true happiness be found.  Thanks Mom for the reminder. Beautiful poem!  

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Jesus is the reason for the season

Elizabeth
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2 posted 12-16-1999 06:54 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Nice to have you hear, Sandgrain. Merry Christmas! Your poem held an appropriate way to celebrate the Christmas season.

 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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3 posted 12-17-1999 09:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Amen! Beautiful poem, Sandgrain! So fitting and full of truth!

 Denise


sandgrain
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4 posted 12-17-1999 11:58 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Thanks to each of you who read and replied.  May your Christmas be filled with the awe of that first Christmas, warmed by family and friends, for a lasting memory!
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5 posted 11-23-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

The heart is the most important preparation we can make for Christmas...

Elizabeth
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6 posted 11-24-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

A wonderful reminder about what is truly important during, not only the holidays, but life in general.



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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7 posted 11-25-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Great reminder of where the spirit of Christmas truly lies Rae...beautiful piece.  Bonnie
deleeme
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8 posted 11-25-2000 08:48 AM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

Rae,
This is a truly thoughtful piece
which helps put things in a perpsective
missed in the maze and dazzle of the
suferficial trappings of the holiday.
Thank you for sharing your wise focus.
        David
 
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