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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


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My easy-chair shifts closer to the hearth
with each passing Christmas
My ingle-nook ...
forestalling isolation and despair

A wisp of smoke
and the gentle song of embers
as flames engulf stale reality
with their golden glow
Stirring merry voices
from so many years ago ...

Church-bells chiming
faintly mingle
with the sound of carolers
weaving
door to door
through the fresh trackless snow
Smiling eyes
singing
hand in hand
their warm wishes reaching out
and hugs
before moving on
to the next  Ivy'd Manor-house

Yet
one stayed on to linger ...

Songbook clutched across a breast
throbbing
to the feathered touch of fairy feet ...

One with a face
framed by a wreath of flaxen hair
the shyest stare from downcast eyes
cheeks
flushed to rose
and a voice
that whispered to my deepest parts


If only you knew ...

from that very moment
to this
you've brought to me
and always will
kindle
my fondest memories
each fireside
~

     

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OLIAS
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since 06-20-2000
Posts 1074
Pearl city Iowa


1 posted 12-24-2013 10:42 PM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

Oh I like this one , great  emotion  and very understated a gentle piece that speaks reams and captures many truths of the season.  Well written sir. Happy holidays .
Vincent
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since 02-03-2007
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2 posted 03-22-2015 02:24 PM       View Profile for Vincent   Email Vincent   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Vincent

My easy-chair shifts closer to the hearth
with each passing Christmas [ that's a truth]

as I read on I found the hints in this, really liked the ending.
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