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A Gray Christmas

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A Gray Christmas

The little boy sits by the christmas tree 
Full of light and color
Trying to figure out what all the colors are
He puts his little hands on the ornaments
Trying to see what they are
Feeling them
He steps back and falls over a present
He feels around the box trying to open it
Only seeing alittle 

Mean while on the phone..

his mom is talking to the doctor

"do you think he will be able to see by christmas?" she says
The doctor replies "theres no guarentees, he is 67 % blind, when we did the test with him, he described the color blue as a dark black, and a yellow as a light gray, your son only sees in black and white and im not sure if we can fix that. but we will do our best"

A breathe escapes from her lips as she turns and looks at her son
The doctor explains "his surgery is set for Dec. 7th. be here around 8 am and we will see what we can do, im trully sorry"
He hangs up.

Back in the living room

The boy stands up and walks over to his mom
"mom, have you seen the christmas lights?" he says

She replies "yes sweety i have."

He hugs her leg and says "are they black and white?"

She answers "no sweety" she points to a light bulb on the tree

"this one is blue" she smiles

He grabs the light bulb and repeats "this one is blue" and giggles

She lays him down in his bed as he quickly falls asleep

She sits down on the chair and thinks
"to me. because my son cannot see the beautiful lights and feel the joys of christmas, everything is gray for me. nothing will fill my empty heart"


There are no smiles, when everything is gray, when you cant see the colors of a bright day



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  1. Date: 12/15/2012 4:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Kurt xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 12:27:00 AM
    wow, yours is truly sad. excellent title you chose for this poignant piece. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Kurt, Congratulations with your lovely deep win enjoyed the imagery. Goodnight :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 6:42:00 PM
    thank you' Sandy

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 5:22:00 PM
    luv your nice sharing Kurt...have a bright loving day...:) SK

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 5:10:00 PM
    Kurt, i hope this is for the "no magic x-mass".. it sure fits the concept... love this one... always~PD