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Musicmaker1969
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0 posted 11-15-2000 05:37 PM       View Profile for Musicmaker1969   Email Musicmaker1969   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Musicmaker1969's Home Page   View IP for Musicmaker1969

The gifts are wrapped with bows
All nestled under trees
Children smile happily
Upon Santa Claus' knee.

The sidewalk streets are lined
With Christmas lights and bows
The streets are full of people
Rushing quickly to and fro.

The cat lays by the fire
Curled sweetly into sleep
The turkey's fresh aroma
Around the rooms slowly sweeps.

Fresh snow lies in the park
Topping trees and pathways there
A man lays on the bench
Sleeping out in brisk cold air.

His clothes are torn and worn
The years show on his face
He digs within the garbage can
For some food to eat today.

A business man walks by
Pretends he does not see
The wrinkled poor old man
Begging on his knee.

The heart is made of flesh
Revealing who we are
Made of flesh with love to share
Or stone and selfish hard.

The true self can be known
By more than what we say
Our actions speak much louder
Than our words to day to day.
© Copyright 2000 Sheri Liegh Adams - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-15-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

Your poem rings loudly with the same sentiments as mine! It's good to know that others have the same concerns. This is why I felt I should re-post in this forum!
I really like the way you show images of gifts, Christmas lights, bows and comfort, before you send a clear message of reality for many in need! Very well done!
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2 posted 11-15-2000 06:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Very sad, but it's true that people focus on what they want to see.

Elizabeth
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3 posted 11-15-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A good lesson any time of the year.
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4 posted 11-16-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

great poem! I really liked this. A wonderful lesson for every day of the year like PDV said. Good joB!



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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i think this could be turned into a fine year round carol... nicely done
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6 posted 04-25-2003 09:45 PM       View Profile for Musicmaker1969   Email Musicmaker1969   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Musicmaker1969's Home Page   View IP for Musicmaker1969

I am thankful for all your positive comments.  I love to write about things that matter to humans.
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