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Greatest Holiday Gift

The greatest gift I ever received, 
Was hearing my mom was Cancer-free.
She was able to spend Christmas with us,
And we rejoiced in the miracle that it was.
A gift from above.


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  1. Date: 5/8/2012 9:47:00 PM
    a blissful gift that is Susan, blessed you are...p.d.

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 7:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Lay's contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 11:36:00 PM
    hey, there, you made the winners' list. BIG congratulations, my friend. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 10:55:00 PM
    Life of a dear one can't be toped. The best and most blessed gift of all.

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 9:56:00 PM
    hey, no new poems for me to read?? how about a clerihew?? YEP, you are not the only one sneaking food into movies. Good thing they never do BAG checks. hahaha. LUv ya, Andrea (i'm doing crap today for contest placements!!)

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 3:57:00 PM
    Yes, that was a wonderful gift indeed. Thanks very much, Susan - loved your contest : )

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 8:24:00 AM
    You know Susan, this says so much about the real world today, this poem is a gift somehow for us all. just love this.. and i'm so happy for your mum. harry

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 3:34:00 PM
    This is truly a miracle Susan, and i for one am very thankful to hear this happened for you and your family...but especially for her! This is a great poem, short and sweet, just like I desire to write! Perfect Work!!

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 2:30:00 PM
    So powerfully needed to be said...I love this entry, Susan..Dynomite in my book! A high five for your mom too! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 2:14:00 PM
    What a joyous gift to receive at Christmas time. Wonderful. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 1:16:00 PM
    powerful piece of joyful time Susan.. truly a treasured gift.. good luck in contest.. and thannkxx so much for my win and 6th place for my entry.. it was a fun contest ..

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 12:55:00 PM
    That is truly a gift from above,Susan:) And you brought it to the pen,sharing that miracle with us in the shape of a beautiful rhyme.Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 11:09:00 AM
    Life is the greatest gift of all, and God is always the giver. Good poem.

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 11:08:00 AM
    Susan, There is no gift that can top that except to receive the same for many years to come. God Bless, Craig

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 9:47:00 AM
    wow, what a miracle, Susan. Which Christmas was this? not the last one, was it? If you told me, sorry i forgot. And THANKS so much for the favor you just did me. I appreciate it so much. YAYYY, Soup is up and functioning again!!

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 9:45:00 AM
    wonderful gift Susan. Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 8:28:00 AM
    Beautiful wish that came true... love the warm feeling from this piece... luv Michael

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 8:18:00 AM
    an most irreplaceable gift and a jewel of a piece, susan.. hope your mom is fine!.. winning bear hugggs! :)