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Christmas in a box

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Paul Hoekman
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0 posted 12-29-1999 01:03 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Christmas in a box brought out once a year
mistletoe, ornaments, glad tidings and good cheer,
joy to the world love and peace on earth
all this on one day and all this for one birth.

  Christmas in a box box of such a size
in streets full of homeless would really be a prize.
They would empty all the ornaments and mistletoe
put it on it's side and fill it with their lives.


  Christmas in a box,
lesson to be learned
appreciate what you have
and keep it out all year,
not the decorations
or the Christmas tree
just the peace on earth
joy and love for you and me.




[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-09-2000).]
© Copyright 1999 Paul Hoekman - All Rights Reserved
Astraea
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1 posted 12-29-1999 01:23 AM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Short, to the very important point, and lovely.  Very well done.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

devina
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2 posted 12-29-1999 01:30 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You really painted an image with the picture of the many homeless people living out of a box.  Your good heart gives you away in this poem.

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Echo Rhayne
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3 posted 12-30-1999 02:34 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

So true.  This is beautiful!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

RainbowGirl
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4 posted 12-31-1999 10:40 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Paul: Beautifully written..I love

"They would empty all the ornaments and mistletoe put it on it's side and fill it with their lives"



HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Nate Dogg
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5 posted 12-31-1999 01:33 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

A beautiful poem and nice words of wisdom Paul!



 Nathan
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6 posted 12-31-1999 02:02 PM       View Profile for mama duck   Email mama duck   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mama duck

Bravo! Beautifully said and so, sorrowfully true.
 
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