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Below is the poem entitled ONCE AGAIN 2014 which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Fanciful images play gentle on the minds of children young and old.
Anticipation becomes a forever word that compels dreams and expectations 
to struggle with and sometimes overwhelm impatient patience. 

Exotic perfumed scents of fir hovers in the air exciting already taut senses. 
It clashes delightfully with the bombardment of brash bright colors that 
blink, blink, blink slowly mesmerizing hurried minds into thoughts 
of blissful peaceful solitude.

Touch the air. Feel it effervesce with sparks of remembered enjoyment. 
Of days filled with colors wrapped and tied into careful gifts brought forth
from a rotund man wearing colors of white and red.

The shadows of log fed flames lightly dance around the room in friendly
shades that caress softly and speak messages of comfort and safety.
Familiar melodies bounce along walls and ring bells of spiritually dusted joy.

Mother, covered with the flavors of passed down recipes drops 
her apron and proclaims the evenings feast .
Mouths water from images of epicurean delights and eyes widen
anxious and desperate to take it all in.

Now and then I ask myself...
Can love expressed in this complex manner
cut through the hostilities of everyday inconveniences?
We smile and cheer on this annual ritual in hopes
that in some way this interruption in time
will clear away the sludge that clogs the engine 
of soiled relationships bred with the guilt of
Auld lang syne and the countdown to Day one, once again. 

C.A.K. 12-12-2012

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 2:39:00 AM
    Can't wait for the 2014... Allan--Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Reflections, questions and anticipation presented in a poetic spotlight! great work, Allan! Merry Christmas and a happy future! Chuck

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 11:56:00 PM
    Great how u say, 'clears d clog engine of soild relationships' yeah in a way it does. I enjoyd d imagery scenes n festiv colors of dis. Pls coment my latest poem.

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Very nice write Allan. Made me think and ponder...peter

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:26:00 PM
    let's walk the talk as we resolve to better ourselves, again... engaging, thought-provoking write,allan... just amazing!..huggs

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 8:32:00 AM
    An excellent poem anticipating the coming year my dear friend Allan. Kudos on this stunning write of yours. So love it and thoroughly enjoyed reading it tonight. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you so much as well for your precious time reading and leaving inspiring comments on my poem. More blessings to u! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:18:00 PM
    You light up the season with your evocative words Alllan, nice poem I enjoyed reading this, this eve, hugs xxx

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:56:00 PM
    Hi Allen: A beautiful (almost) rendition of the anticipated holiday I especially liked "the shadows of log fed flames lightly dance around the room". Happy Holiday to you.