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Once Upon A Child

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Toerag
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0 posted 12-15-2003 07:56 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag


Once Upon A Child
The world was freed from sin,
In a lowly stable,
Born in Bethlehem.

This Child was born of Mary,
Conceived only from God's breath,
His life was so miraculous,
Even in his death.

He gave sight unto the blinded,
Fed the hungry-clothed the poor,
Gave wisdom to simple minded,
Taught us what our lives are for.

I think that's what God intended,
For us to to on Christmas day,
Give of ourselve and spread some joy,
To those in needing ways.

Think of what you have,
And of those that have much less,
Give from your heart this Christmas Day,
You'll truly feel blessed.

Remember the true meaning
Not the gifts all stacked in piles,
The reason there's a Christmas,
The was Once Upon A Child.....
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satin water passion
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1 posted 12-15-2003 08:07 AM       View Profile for satin water passion   Email satin water passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for satin water passion

Very meaningful poem. Your right about commercialism cheapening christmas. commercialism could take anything great and important....and then put it on a t-shirt, uhg! Im not into any religions, but all the same, this was nice to read

peace
andrew
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2 posted 12-15-2003 08:08 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toe,
Excellent write, read this poem and see me in the morning.
LngJhnAg
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3 posted 12-15-2003 10:17 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Nice write, Toe.  You're still a rascally scalawag, though.
Alicat
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4 posted 12-15-2003 10:23 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Simple, emphatic, to the point. Me likes it muchly, Toe-Toe.
WannabePoet
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5 posted 12-15-2003 12:16 PM       View Profile for WannabePoet   Email WannabePoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WannabePoet

Very Nice Write. A nice reminder for the True reason of the season.
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oh Toe...you got me all mushy
Balladeer
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Toe, were you sick the day He gave wisdom to the simple-minded???

Ok, I confess, it's a good poem filled with great sentiment. As I've said before, when you set your mind to writing, there are few finer.

Best of the holidays to ya, my friend
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8 posted 12-15-2003 01:27 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

I like this! A Child was the best gift we all ever got.

~sky

Dreams last for so long, even after you're gone...
~Jewel

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9 posted 12-15-2003 01:36 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Toe, this is very, very nice and going into my library! hugs of the season! Chris

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."
-Plato



    

LeeJ
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Remember the true meaning
Not the gifts all stacked in piles,
The reason there's a Christmas,
The was Once Upon A Child.....


Your absolutely right, we have become way to comercialized...not to mention, just when your not looking they take more and more away from the believers...how is that?  You can come here from any other country...start your own religion and practice it...that's OK...but I was watching a program where they asked the believers to remove the cross from their logo????????

Gr8 poem and writting
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11 posted 12-15-2003 02:37 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

The greatest gifts are those which never fill the cash registers. *S*

Thank you for this, my friend... it's beautiful!!
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12 posted 12-15-2003 04:17 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I think that's what God intended,
For us to to on Christmas day,
Give of ourselve and spread some joy,
To those in needing ways.

Wondering if we could do this all year?  M'friend you did a glorious poem here for the reason of this season, and hats off to you, and Merry Christmas too!

                    
Let there be peace on earth,
and let it begin with me.

Sunshine
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Merry Christmas, Buzz...
Earth Angel
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Thank you, Dear Toe, for spreading this piece of Christmas "joy". Blessings to you and yours.

Loving hugs & a big warm smile,
EA
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beautiful....Merry Christmas dear one....
iliana
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16 posted 12-16-2003 02:49 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

"He gave sight unto the blinded,
Fed the hungry-clothed the poor,
Gave wisdom to simple minded,
Taught us what our lives are for."

I especially liked this phrase.  
Ratleader
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.....and all without a single form in octuplicate, or the filing of an environmental impact report....

Thanks, Brother Toe -- we need to bend our minds back toward this straightness.

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LeeJ
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18 posted 09-21-2004 08:35 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

I'm sending this one back up again,
I liked the reminder which needs to be applied every singel day...Good one Toe, and thank you!!!!!!
 
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