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Perfect Christmas Gift

In a beautiful land far across the ocean, People used to celebrate Christmas all year round, Trees along the streets adorned with flickering lights; Down the cities were malls seethed with shoppers… All in frantic, but no harm in their enjoyment of time. Grandiose buildings and churches, Stood magnificently as the music of the season played; Lanterns were hanging on walls as church bells ring, Announcing the season of birth of Christ the King. A dazzling panorama of the whole place, With the nearby sea on its serenity and calmness; The aromatic freshness and coldness of yuletide’s zephyr, Giving resplendent smiles- rhythm of iridescent glow in ones’ eyes. As people enjoyed from morning to Christmas eve Children’s laughter exuded with the gifts they received They sang joyfully with thanksgiving on caroling A herald on the season of love in a spirit of giving. Time came in the beautiful land far across the ocean, When people didn’t have any single clue of the dangers to come, A week before the season with no ominous sign, Trees on streets were washed out in an instant; A gigantic catastrophe passed by engulfing everyone Mangled and jostled into darkness where they’re hard to be found, At snap of fingers… is there another joyful Christmas time? Grandiose building and churches, Turned out into a mass grave with flickering candles; Flowers were scattered where each body laid, Mourning of their fate…a rescue they begged All praying for mercy of Christ our only Savior and King. At vantage point was a horrible scene of a ghost town, Where green trees and buildings seemed thrown in garbage cans Marred souls were wafted in stale air… Starvation and unseen love ones, they grieved. Just in time came in a devastated land across the ocean, A miracle happened in His Love Divine Sympathy and passion reigned in the heart and mind of all men; People around the world joined hand-in-hand and rebuilt ‘tis land, The most perfect Christmas gift which arrived on time.
Dec. 15, 2013 9.25pm *My first ballad poem. Hope I did it right NOT FOR PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT CONTEST First Place Contest: Any poem goes #1 Judged: 12/27/13 Sponsor: My greatest poet PD

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Great allegory here in this top rate winner Leonora...` don`t have any more time to congratulate others will do that when back in new year CONGRATS..

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 5:15:00 PM
    congratulations for your win with this heartfelt and touching poem, my friend. Bless you.

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 10:47:00 AM
    thanks for a joined hand in helping to rebuild this precious land...thanks my dear friend for this poem. Congratulations on your grand win. Have a fruitful new year to you...Pai thenai na kha? Sawatdee kha khun kru :) Cheers!!!

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 10:24:00 AM
    A wonderful win Leonora, I enjoyed reading this one....Roger

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 2:29:00 PM
    so gracious, lorrie.. you are in my heart especially this christmas.. wish you were home!.. huggs

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem for the first time and congratulations on this fine win, Leo

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 8:01:00 AM
    This poem is just wonderful Leonora, I loved every word. Nice win....Roger

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 1:39:00 AM
    Hello My lovely sweet sis.... .. CONGRATULATIONS -thank you for supporting my contest. Wishing you the best when it comes to Health and Happiness, this coming New Year! always and forever... your BFF... PD

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 6:43:00 PM
    this is nice. BB

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:44:00 AM
    Merry Christmas Leonara !! Hope you are enjoying the holidays ! Great write ! Do tell me what gifts Santa gave you !! May this year end with happiness , and lets all welcome the NEW YEAR !! SMILES AND HUGS !! Love <3 Saanvi :))

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:13:00 AM
    hello my sweet sis Leo, , The end of the year is approaching :) :) :) And guess what? There's no way I'm letting this year end, without 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 CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer"

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 10:16:00 PM

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 12:51:00 AM
    gosh, i was thinking , was this the tsunami? and then I began to think it was a fictional story? In which the people pray for miracles and help comes to them!! that would be the most perfect gift indeed, dear Leonora. Merry christmas, you are a treasure here.

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 10:47:00 PM
    Beautiful sweet and of the true Christmas spirit..people helping people and loving one another

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Leonora what a wonderful ballad. In a way we all go through this with the good and bad things in life. But as long as we keep the faith things will turn out well. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 5:45:00 PM
    Hello, Leo, awe... I wish you would have added this one in my Ballad contest.... It's perfect. A warm and deep feeling, reading the precious moment at the end... My sweetest friend. How and where are you? This is a wonderful, poem.. Wishing you the best of luck, my BFF.... MISS YOU.... LInda

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 11:11:00 PM
    What a terrible event that happen to these humble people, but then the true meaning of Christmas came through and they were all blessed! I truly loved reading this awesome poem this evening! You have written a dynamic piece, such a glorious and harmonious write my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 8:26:00 AM
    - A major disaster for the beautiful and happy country - What a sorrow for those poor people. - Everything destroyed in minutes .... - It is happiness and joy that others may help build the country back. - A beautiful Christmas gift, Leonora my friend. - I wish that this poem will be high up on the winning list - Good luck! - Have a great week. - oxox // Anne-Lise :))

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Yes, you have created a perfect gift for Christmas\ but quite unique take on the theme, Leo