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Wilfred Yeats
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0 posted 12-25-2000 10:53 AM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats


The streets are bare – the traffic light
It has been that way – since early last night
A check of the forum – posts moving down slow –
Traffic light here too – wouldn’t you know

Most with their families - it’s to be expected
Many forget – some are neglected
Alone in a crowd– or alone by yourself
It doesn’t matter – you feel ‘on a shelf’

So here’s to the lonely – I’ve been there I know
And I wouldn’t be here – if I weren’t alone now
I know what I’d like – to be cuddled together
Just one on one – ignoring the weather

But in hours too short – I’ll be back with the mob
Hearing shouts of laughter and occasional sobs
Sons, daughters and grandkids yelling and screaming
“I didn’t get this” or “I must be dreaming”

I love them all make no mistake
But sometimes I wish they’d just give me a break
She’s centered on kids- loves them all with a passion
A passion once mine – used to be her fashion

Anyhow it is Christmas – one more joyous Yule
And so we remember the old golden rule
So I will be there – and bless all with love
And pray it too comes down from God above


Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

~ Chinese Proverb ~

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1 posted 12-25-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

You will be in my thoughts today, Wilfred.
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2 posted 12-25-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Merry Christmas my friend...
Peace on your Earth
Good Will from your friends...
doreen peri
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3 posted 12-25-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

it's funny how the holidays are supposed to be joyous, but oftentimes people have expectations greater than what can be and it's very stressful....

all that said.... your poem says it better...

and now I'll just say...

Merry Christmas, Bill!!!!
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4 posted 12-25-2000 12:45 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

You are never alone when there is someone here at the forum.
Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you happiness.
Thank you for a year of Poetry that has brought enjoyment into my life.
Martie
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5 posted 12-25-2000 01:08 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Merry Christmas Bill!! ((((((((hugs)))))))
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6 posted 12-25-2010 01:06 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Even though a decade is past,
memories of you will forever last.

Merry Christmas, Bill...
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7 posted 12-24-2011 05:47 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Some of our best poetry - had to bump this one up by Bill.  Merry Christmas to the family.
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