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Eight Candles

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Elizabeth Santos
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Eight Candles

Eight single candles to be burned
Eight sacred lessons to be learned
Of holding on to tenants taught
Of strength to win the battle fought

Of will to salvage what was there
A temple left in ill repair
Of gathering in warm embrace
To dedicate a holy place

Eight days for courier’s return
Eight days menorah brightly burned
Illuminating face and walls
And faith within the temple halls

Of strength, of faith, of toil, of love
Of miracle from God above
Of celebration, thankfulness
Remembrance of all we’re blessed

These are eight lessons to be learned
Each time a candle wick is burned
When dusk is dimming sunset skies
And all look on with loving eyes

May Hanukkah bring joy and peace
To all those gathered at your feast
There are eight nights, eight wicks to burn
A driedel spun when it’s your turn

Happy Hanukkah
Liz
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STANDING OVATION!!!Absolutely magnificent. I love this poem. HAPPY HANUKKAH!!!!! **hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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Happy Hannukah! Beautiful poem Liz!  

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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(smiles) BRAVO!!! HAPPY HANUKKAH!!! (kiss on cheek) The beauty and lessons of this wonderful holiday shine in your beautiful words! I love it, sweet friend! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Elizabeth, thank you for sharing!

May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Lady Santos, how you do light the way for us...
Elizabeth Santos
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Startime, Thank you for the standing ovation
Wow! I'm glad you liked the poem. I wrote it for my Jewish friends here at home and now I post it for my poet friends

Happy Hanukkah!

Elizabeth, THank you so much for the kind words

Liz

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Noah,
Just your exuberance was worth writing the poem. I am so glad you liked it. (I had to do a little reading first. Don't tell anyone)
But you truly warm my heart, you really do.

Lady in white
You are always there to read and that alone is an inspiration to me

Liz
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Happy Hanukkah...Elizabeth how wonderful of you to research and write this one!  Fantastic!  You have a heart of gold lady.  
~hugs, Nancy~

"A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

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Elizabeth this was such a beautiful poem in celebration of Chaunaka for our Jewish members, and I know they will love reading it as much as I did. Shalom, Happy Chaunaka, and Happy Ramadan too!

~*~  Carpe' Diem  ~*~

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I share your feelings on Hannukah..and wish any and all who celebrate it, eight days of  peace, and family contentment in all it's traditions. You do touch the soul with your words.

~Wynter/Maureen

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It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
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Yes, Happy Hannukah Elizabeth!

Kathleen (Kay)
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ahh. . . I love December. . .so many things to celebrate. . . Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Yule. . .

just the right time for it all. . . thank you my friend. . .  

-------------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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Beautifully done, Liz..So many people have so many ways to give their thanks for so many things,,,
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I would have to agree with Balladeer Liz, wonderfully done.  

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I had to reply to this, considering it's the first day of Hanukkah!
Thank you for writing this - there aren't enough Hanukkah poems around.

HAPPY HANUKKAH EVERYONE!

~Alli~

Happy Holidays!

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Lady Liz, had to bring this up as there are not enough wonderful poems for our Jewish friends this time of year.  Beautiful poetry and I will call, sorry got sidetracked.
 
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