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Hours before tolls rang of Christmas midnight
My godchild quite young, cuddled me real tight,
Above, he pointed at the biggest star
Then named it after me, brilliant from afar.

My heart sang with his boyish thoughtfulness
Amidst revelry, cheers started to progress
Tidings and food graced the house and pine tree;
Opening gifts on eve of jubilee.

Beside my loot stood a wobbly paper bag
With drawings my fingers had to untag
Surprised, I murmurmed my holiday wish;
Inside was a handmade star on creped varnish.

Teary-eyed, a note of love written down
Across a pad trimmed with bows all around;
His precious gift  made breaths rise, to exhale
Oh, from a child who couldn’t rightly spell!    

Contest: Deb Wilson's The Perfect Christmas Gift
Poet: nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 12/30/2013 2:41:00 PM
    So true I still have the spool my son put green glitter on at 5! It's on a piece of green curly ribbon. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 3:58:00 PM
    This is my personal favorite so far Nette. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 10:34:00 AM
    I love how you wrote this poem. It is a very nice win. Congrats....Roger

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem on the Christmas Gift and congrats on the fine win, nette

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Beautiful! Love comes from the heart and from the hand. Gifts like that are more precious than gold.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Aren't they just the best!!!!!..made with macaroni necklaces! Have you ever gotten one of these? A beaut!

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 4:49:00 PM
    Wonderful heartfelt words Nette. This poem surely deserves to be a win....peter

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 2:52:00 PM
    heartmelting piece on christmas day...this is awe, Nette :)) ...every scene in each lines is felt!...a happy moment you made ^_^

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Ahhh!! What a wonderful gift and a poem to express the event..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Speechless you have left me. You delicately bring out the child within from your magical hat.A treasure from a gifted poet!

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:09:00 AM
    Absolutely wonderful!!!!! Again!! It's know what you're doing as a poet. :)

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:41:00 AM
    Nice take on the Christmas gift, nette and thanks for my placement in your contest,

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Nette glad to read your work again, this is an excellent write and should do well in the contest….David

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:40:00 AM
    This does sound like a perfect gift to rival all material ones, I think that little boy you knew you real well, he wasn't lying, it was Nette's star, and it will always be, in my eyes dear heart, you are a bright and shining star, to all who have been touched by your grace, a winner on my list, though I don't go for labels, I'll be brave and label you, A Star ***

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:37:00 AM
    - As from reality ..... touching and beautiful - Luck in contest !!! Have a nice Tuesday, my dear friend Nette ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Awwww that is the sweetest poem I've read in a long time my friend! This is such a wonderful write Nette! I really loved reading this tremendous poem this morning! How awesome, you are his star! What a lovely piece you have written, such a glorious poem, Great Work!!