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These Days

Like most we wandered and wavered
and fell for the Devil's wily ways
But not on these days
On these days all sins were forgiven
Curses dissolved into blessings
Tension melted in the glow of good will
Evil evaporated in the light of truth
Grief fell victim to delight
Death succumbed to life...

Sipping On Eggnog spiked with Rum
Hugging our sons and our daughters
Gently scolding wayward grandchildren
Slapping old friends on the back
Bragging and telling tall tales
Laughing hysterically at our lies...

On these days there were no missing pieces
On these days the wounded world was healed
On these blessed and blissful days
it all made sense...

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - 2009

*This is re-titled, edited and extended version of a previous post adapted for the 'Days' contest sponsored by Thomas Martin

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  1. Date: 5/3/2015 9:28:00 PM
    Tim, Congrats on your awesome win. Forever ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/11/2015 7:53:00 AM
    How could I have missed something so beautiful as this, glad I caught it now, congrats on your win dear Tim, you are a man who appreciates our Lord, despite your losses, you still cling to him, my heart is beaming for you, loving hugs to warm your day and you in it xxx

  1. Date: 2/8/2015 7:17:00 AM
    Tim, inspirational and spiritual write.. Congrats on your top placement!

  1. Date: 2/1/2015 3:58:00 PM
    TIM, Awesome WIN.... CONGRATS luv ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 2/1/2015 3:09:00 PM
    great uplifting write Tim - many congrats :-) Hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 2/1/2015 3:33:00 AM
    A wonderful poem Tim. Blessings. Congrats on win>love rajat

  1. Date: 1/31/2015 3:29:00 PM
    Great winning spiritually based work..Congrats..!!! : > ) Sara

  1. Date: 1/31/2015 3:10:00 PM
    Tim, congratulations on this beautiful spiritual write. 7 Eve

  1. Date: 1/31/2015 7:12:00 AM
    Congrats on the win with is lovely poem,

  1. Date: 1/31/2015 2:04:00 AM
    Hello Tim, today you are a 1st place winner. Highly favored this poem is. I congratulate you and be glad in it! Verlena

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win cher!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 6:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Tim xx

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:46:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:10:00 PM
    nice win, Tim...pd

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win friend Tim :) cheers!!! :)

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 8:19:00 AM
    Tim, so true about the magic of the day--Like Christmas Eve WWI truce!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:48:00 AM
    congrats Tim on a magnificent write and win for fond memories luv ..

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:50:00 AM
    Big Congratulations Tim , love this xx

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:47:00 PM
    I SURE remember this one. So profound. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:34:00 PM
    Wonderful write, Tim! I love this optimistic perspective. I especially love the line "curses dissolved into blessings." Congrats on an awesome win!