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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


0 posted 11-06-2000 02:15 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy


Tend your Hearts
~~~


T'was  gentle  calm  around  us  then
a  feeling  in  the  air
A  soothing  breeze  disturbed  the  cold
its'  breath
replaced  despair
The  stars  had  faded  much  too  soon
mid - night
we  wondered  why
Then  a  brighter  glow  than  a  million  stars
lit  up  the  eastern  sky
Our  path  seen  clear . . . in  all  our  years
we  never  felt  this  way
We  left  our  flocks  beneath  its'  light
to  tend  our  hearts  that  day
~
Three  men  we  saw
in  finest  garb
with  gifts  to  bless  a  king
Bestowed  upon  a  man  and  wife
in  a  stable  for  lesser  things
We  could  not  hear  just  what  they  said
we  thought  our  place  forlorn
They  called  to  us
and  said  "come  forth"
"This  night  a  child  is  born"
~~~


[This message has been edited by Rex Allen McCoy (edited 11-07-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Rex Allen McCoy - All Rights Reserved
CocoBaci
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1 posted 11-06-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Rex, this is lovely my friend  
Coco
Paula Finn
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2 posted 11-06-2000 03:55 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

This is wonderful...perfect for the season
jwesley
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Texas . . .


3 posted 11-06-2000 03:55 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Ditto Coco; a refreshing view my friend

jwesley
Elizabeth
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4 posted 11-06-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

That was really lovely. I like the way you did it, from the point of view of the shepherds. Good work, Rex!

Elizabeth


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


BloomingRose
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5 posted 11-06-2000 05:55 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

Rex~ I dearly love this! Great write!
Deb
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6 posted 11-06-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for kcsgrandma   Email kcsgrandma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kcsgrandma's Home Page   View IP for kcsgrandma

Rex, this is really, really beautiful.  Thank you for sharing it.  

To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

Marilyn
PhaerieChild
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7 posted 11-06-2000 08:11 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Rex...as always your words move me. This was an earthquake. It is so beautiful. Thank you for putting all things in perspective. Shawna

How can you save me?
When the dark comes right in and takes me,
from my front walk and into bed,
where it kisses my face and eats my head. Shivaree
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


8 posted 11-06-2000 11:17 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Rex, this is wonderful. Please, please submit it to the main site!!!    

choose Poetry Buffet/Holiday Poetry
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9 posted 11-07-2000 12:40 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

This was great. I loved it!



"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!
Rex Allen McCoy
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10 posted 11-08-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Coco ... thankyou very much

Paula ... thanks ... it's what the season stems from ... but Santa is good too

jwesley ... thanks ... I'm glad you liked it

thanks Elizabeth ... I guess I see from the point of view of a shepherd easier than I do from that of a wise man

Deb ... thankyou for your kindness

thankyou Marilyn ... for your kind words

Shawna Wow ... very nice compliments ... thankyou so much

thankyou Sharon ... Ok I submitted it ... hope I did everything properly to post to where you suggested

Dopey_Dope ... thankyou ... glad you liked it
tracie66
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11 posted 11-08-2000 03:19 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Applause....applause
Rex~
Well written my friend, excellent piece...well done
Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Denise
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12 posted 11-11-2000 03:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautifully done, Rex! Very nice! A real blessing!

Denise
Rex Allen McCoy
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Thankyou Tracie and Denise ... I'm afraid this may be one of the saddest Christmas' Seasons I've ever had. My mom is hospitalized with cancer ( bone lung and liver ) and my dad has another aneurism ( the last took two years to heal after surgery ).
They will be in different hospitals ... we don't really know yet what we are in for over the Christmas season, but we will do our best for the kids.

I have not felt much like writing lately, but perhaps I will again sometime in the new year.
Seasons' Best from the McCoys, to all at Passions.
Rex Allen McCoy
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14 posted 12-23-2000 02:22 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

I'm running this to the top once more with a note of thanks to all at Passions, for your love and kindness ... we thankyou for your prayers and support through our time of need.
My father seems to be on the mend and will be able to join us at Christmas ... to this I thank the Lord.
My Poems to my mom were read today at graveside, as we laid her to rest. She is at peace now and we will be able to face the season knowing that she is in the presence of Christ.
Merry Christmas to all and God's Blessings be upon us all in the new year.

the McCoys
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15 posted 12-23-2000 07:03 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Thank you for your beautiful Christmas wishes, my friend. I hope your holiday is full of God's light and love. You and your family have my prayers, from one McCoy to another!

"Where there is great love there are always miracles" -Cather
"Love heals everything, and love is all there is"- Zukav


Sunshine
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16 posted 12-23-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Rex, your mother is at rest, and your father will be at peace in the comfort of your home.  You shall remain in my prayers...Karilea

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



WhtDove
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17 posted 12-23-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Rex, my heart goes out to you and your family this season. I know it's gotta be a rough one.

May God bless you all, and especially your tender heart!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours  
sandgrain
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18 posted 12-24-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Your post was a real blessing.  Thank you.  I'm sorry for the trials you are experiencing, the loss of your Mom and your Dad's medical problems.  May peace be with each of you.  God bless.  Rae
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19 posted 12-24-2001 06:36 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


It's Christmas Eve again, time to see 2000 as then...

BloomingRose
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20 posted 12-24-2001 12:35 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

Perfect poetry for the season!

Deb
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