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The Gift... repost for Christmas

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Mike
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0 posted 11-28-2000 11:25 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike



                The preacher called for contributions,
                ...As Christmas was approaching,
                We have a family that's in need,
                ...The poor house is encroaching.

                Next Sunday when you come to church,
                ...Please open up your heart,
                Reach within your pockets deep,
                ...and do your Christian part.

                That night we gathered 'round the table,
                ...Parents and six kids,
                We all must make a sacrifice,
                ...To do as pastor bids.

                I know this means we'll have to scrimp,
                ...For Christmas we'll have less,
                Instead of presents for each other,
                ...Our gifts from God we'll bless.

                We all got out our piggy banks,
                ...And poured them on the floor,
                Mom and Dad gave all they had,
                ...We wished that we had more.

                Each one of us did count our gift,
                ...Forty dollars and a dime,
                We knew we'd give some family,
                ...A glorious Christmas time.

                Next Sunday came, we went to church,
                ...And when came offering time,
                Dad placed in the collection plate,
                ...Forty dollars and a dime.

                No happier family did ever live,
                ...Than us that joyous day,
                Thank you for our blessings God,
                ...At dinner Dad did pray.

                Then at the door there came a knock,
                ...We saw the pastor there,
                He handed Dad an envelope,
                ...Said, because we care.

                We gathered 'round as pastor left,
                ...As envelope was opened,
                Fifty dollars and a dime,
                ...We could not comprehend.

                We never knew that we were poor,
                ...We always had each other,
                Possessed two treasures made of gold,
                ...Our father and our mother.

                Next Sunday when we went to church,
                ...When came collection time,
                Dad placed in the collection plate,
                ...Fifty dollars and a dime.
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Startime
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1 posted 11-29-2000 11:42 AM       View Profile for Startime   Email Startime   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Startime's Home Page   View IP for Startime

BRAVO!!!BRAVO!!!The true spirit of Christmas shines so very bright in this wonderufl poem.

I have a Christmas forum at my poetry site and would love to invite you to post your wonderful Christmas poems there. Just click on the Christmas Forum listed on the left of the screen. I look forward to seeing you there. http://path2riches.com
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2 posted 11-29-2000 02:10 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Wow... this is a beautiful Christmas story you've written here. It's amazing how the people that have the least seem to give the most. It reminds me of the poor woman in the Bible who gave her last coins at the temple. Thanks for posting.

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


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3 posted 11-29-2000 07:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I ehco LoveBug...this was full of Christmas spirit.

Elizabeth
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4 posted 11-30-2000 08:36 AM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

This one shares the meaning behind the spirit of giving from the heart.
Great poem.
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5 posted 11-30-2000 10:47 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

So true! We must give and in giving we receive the satisfaction a lot of people often look over.

great poem!



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6 posted 12-01-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for sweetstuff101   Email sweetstuff101   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit sweetstuff101's Home Page   View IP for sweetstuff101

That was excellent!! I really liked that alot. Alot of people go through life not thinking they have enough to spare, and it is usually those you have plenty who never do. This poem really touched me. Thanx for sharing!!

Luv,
Priscilla


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I never knew I was without, until someone told me.  I've looked around.  I am still not without...

BTTT!

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8 posted 12-08-2001 08:58 AM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

What a wonderful warming christmas story, straight in my library it goes, thank you for sharing I enjoyed very much.

Merry Christmas,
Olias.
 
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