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Christmas Around the Globe - #17

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Kit McCallum
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I'm trying to get into the festive seasonal mood and I'm hoping to find some time to do some reading over the holidays. I've been missing my time here in Open, and wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Happy Holiday to all!  I hope you don't mind a repost from me until I can find some time to write something new, lol.




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Christmas Around the Globe

'Twas on a clear December's eve, a chill was in the air,
The townsfolk gathered at the church, to join in Christmas cheer;
They raised their voice in hymns of old, to serenade the night …
The warmth that flowed within the walls, was such a lovely sight.

The men in proper dress attire, bow ties and Sunday suits,
Gollashes left in disarray, upon the churches' stoop;
The women, ankle length in gown, with pinafores and lace,
While Christmas bonnets graced their heads, to frame each happy face.

The children grinned and fidgeted, as always children will,
The little boys in starched, white shirts … the little girls in frills;
All sang into the joyous night, to praise the coming dawn,
A harmony of voice and heart, grew forth in vibrant song.

Outside the stained glass windows, lay a winter wonderland,
Where not a single footprint marred the snow in reprimand;
The blanket glowed in crystal flakes, in tribute to the night,
To charm this tiny village scene, in peaceful, calm respite.

Alas, the tranquil setting turned, within the tiny church,
The congregation held their ground … while floors began to lurch!
Repeatedly, the floorboards heaved - commotion quickly grew ...
Gollashes soared about their heads, while books and bonnets flew!

The elders held on to the pews, each mother to their child,
The fathers grabbed their wives in tow, through chaos swift and wild!
The church turned topsy-turvy, folks were flying upside down …
Then suddenly, the earthquake stopped ..… and silence filled the town.

The people dusted off their clothes, and heaved a heavy sigh,
Another quake, just like the last … although they knew not why;
They gathered at the windows, and they viewed the raging storm,
The snow was gusting fiercely, while they watched the scene transform.

As quickly as the squall had come, it hastily decreased,
The snowflakes lingered lazily, until they slowly ceased;
It drifted off, the people cheered, and found their place once more,
They raised their voices higher than they ever had before.

~*~

Outside, a little child looked down, with wonder in her eyes …
She shook the snow globe once again … to watch the snowflakes rise.


/Kit McCallum
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Kit, I have been trying to get into the mood for the holiday season, too. I have always enjoyed reading your poetry. This is just beautiful. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you too.
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One of the best ways to get into the Holiday Spirit is to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas [and have a little cider while reading your poem!]
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Kit,
It is a singular pleasure to read what you write. Excellent
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This is charming, Kit.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.



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Dear Kit..I would love to see a repost of yours any day!!
Have a wonderful Christmas in your new home!

~Let peace begin with me...    

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reposts are always good

and I love this one very much!

a beautiful write, and I hope you can find time to be around here more too...you are missed

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Good to see you here, even in repost.
You have been missed.
Hope you get back into the writing mood soon.
Kit McCallum
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SmartChick:  Thanks so much for the kind words, Sue. Merry Christmas!

Sunshine:  Hope you enjoyed the cider Karilea … you have a wonderful Christmas too, my friend!

Seymour Tabin:  It is a treasure to read you as well, dear Sy. Merry Christmas!

serenity blaze:  Thank you Karen … wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Enchantress:  Thanks so much Nancy … have a wonderful Christmas!

passing shadows:  Thank you Dixie, and. a big Merry Christmas to you!

Krawdad:   It’s wonderful to see you as well Krawdad, thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you!

Well, the turkey’s in the oven, the family doesn’t start to arrive until later, and though there is much to be done this morning before company comes, I’ve spent my morning in Open, reading some absolutely beautiful poetry.  Your gifts of words are all the presents I need to open today.

Merry Christmas all!

With much appreciation,
/Kit
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Ah, yes, dear Kit. I do remember this one....a wonderful blend of excellent poetry, a great story and a terrific twist!

Merry Christmas, Kit, and give my best to all the barnyard animals I doubt there is any scenario more Christmasy than Christmas on a farm.....enjoy the day!!
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Kit...I adore the ending of this!  Have a wonderful day with your family...Merry Christmas!
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You captured the atmosphere beautifully!
Love and Merry Christmas.
Margherita
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merry christmas to you
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Happy Holidays!
I enjoyed this snowglobe view.
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Loved it Kit..(I collect snowglobes)... so this is special.

You could post this every year and it would still seem like new.

hugs and Merry Christmas,
Maureen
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Just know I am here there with you.  
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