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The Magic of Christmas

In our first year of wedded bliss we were very tight on cash, Some popcorn and a jigsaw puzzle would be our Christmas bash. All that year when Friday came a date night plan was born, Together we’d work a jigsaw puzzle and then we’d pop some corn. As I look back, the puzzles were an allegory of our life, Fitting pieces to make a picture together as man and wife. The popcorn was but a memory of date nights long ago, When we could afford the ticket price and go and see a show. So when I spied the coupon for a three-pound bag of corn, I knew that for just one dollar our Christmas wouldn’t be forlorn. And so I bought it and wrapped it up and stashed it underneath the tree, I hoped that she wouldn’t get too mad ‘cause she didn’t get a gift for me. When morning came I made her look to find her present there, But under the tree instead of one it seemed there was a spare. Oh no, I thought, what has she done? She’s a better shopper by far, I only bought her a three-pound bag of corn I didn’t set too high a bar. “Open it” she said and smiled her smile that lit a fire in me, “I’ll tell you what, let’s open them together on the count of three.” One, two, three and the wrapping flew and fell upon the floor, Then we kissed and laughed because we’d learned what the holiday was for. We learned a lesson that day about the magic of a Christmas morn, It seemed that we would start the year with six new pounds of corn. The gift that we gave to each other that day had nothing to do with bows, It was the love that we have for each other that still binds us as it grows.

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  1. Date: 12/9/2011 3:18:00 PM
    Sweet and magic .. . Give and receive, love ............. Hugs from Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 8:25:00 PM
    Ok, this could be a whole 30 min sit com.. very sweet, yep, a smiler fo sho, write on!~N

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 4:46:00 PM
    What a wonderful story, Tony. A great lesson for Christmas. Kim

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 4:33:00 PM
    Great ideas to keep love alive when on a tight budget..Our young people of today need to be as creative as you and your wife..Enjoyed reading your work..I am glad that I chose this one to read today...Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..I appreciate the time spent there..Sara

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 3:09:00 PM
    Actually, Tony, this was a wonderful way to spend Christmas - with the one you LOVE, which is what Christmas is all about anyway, which is what EVERYTHING should be all about. This is an absolutely fabulous poem for Christmas. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 2:45:00 PM
    witty piece with a lovely message, my friend

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 10:29:00 AM
    That is outstanding, I read all yours to my husband he thinks we have a similar style i say it must because I Copy you.x

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/7/2011 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If I were you, I'd punch him right in the nose for saying such a mean thing about your poems.
  1. Date: 12/7/2011 9:33:00 AM
    Awwww..Orville Redenbacher would love to read this! So what do u do, buy the raw kernels and just wrap em in the bag? I love that idea. Now, please explain your mosquito is David and Gol, silly!!! There were no mention of BUGS in the scripture!!

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/7/2011 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yup, we just wrap up a bag of corn. My kids know the story and they just shake their heads as each year we say, "Oh what could this be?"
  1. Date: 12/7/2011 8:18:00 AM
    This is too great Tony. Loved it so much. These Christmas memoriies you share with us are so special. It brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my lips. Merry Christmas my friend to you and yours from me and mine. God Bless, JB

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/7/2011 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have to admit, I got a little misty too.
  1. Date: 12/7/2011 7:03:00 AM
    Some of our best memories come from the simplest of times. Enjoyed your poem, Tony! Happy Holidays! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 6:08:00 AM
    ps...what ever happened to the baby Jesus' twin and the baby missing poster?.....totally curious....any updates?....

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/7/2011 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Triplets now! MozelTov!
  1. Date: 12/7/2011 6:07:00 AM
    Popcorn and puzzles...these simple gestures ARE what makes the holidays so bright. We gotta popcorn sort of romance going on at our home also....I really appreciated this poem! Wonder if she'll get you popcorn in a TIN this year...Gwendolen

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/7/2011 6:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We still get popcorn for each other every year. How can we not after the first year?
  1. Date: 12/7/2011 6:06:00 AM
    This is one of the sweetest Christmas poems I ever read Tony. What a great memory. Anne