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A Child's Christmas

(A Tramp's Lament)

If only to feel
The joy
Of Christmas,
Through the mind
Of my childhood,
The warmth of a mother’s love
The peace the goodwill,
The spirit of the age
The truth
The innocence,
If only, once again
Feel love
Through the mind of a child
At Christmas.


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  1. Date: 1/7/2014 5:18:00 PM
    Way to go...Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 1:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Harry, I think it deserved higher but it was not my competition lol xx

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 10:45:00 PM
    Christmas seems to give that feeling of joy .....congrats on your win Harryt

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 5:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Harry.

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:21:00 PM
    love the spirit in this poem Harry great pen congrats on placing ty too for your support Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 6:41:00 AM
    Beautiful. I just spent the holidays with grandchildren. Seeing the season through their eyes is amazing.

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 10:58:00 PM
    I love this one and I think it is one of the better entries for that contest. So good to see this new poem of yours and thanks for what you said at my blog. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 7:17:00 PM
    Oh to feel the true childhood joy of chrstmas, i use to do the tweleve days of christmas with my kids, this takes me back to way back when, thank you for taking me back to a more magical christmas. cheri

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 12:51:00 PM
    Hey this is great, well done love it xx

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 7:59:00 AM
    So so beautiful..Yes I see the innocent glimmer in my daughter's eyes and understand the feeling of Christmas again.Have a blessed New Year dear friend.

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 7:07:00 AM
    This is a beautifully well written piece my friend! I surely loved reading this delightful write this morning! What a marvelous poem, quite the ingenious piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 6:57:00 AM
    - Just a pleasure to read :) - Happy New Year, Harry! - Luck in the contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)