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LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

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Grey sky confusion -
a bruised brooding December.
Sharp as spruce and myrrh
tears fall, strike bauble light, salve
this cold Christmas contusion.

for 'Not So Happy Holidays' contest

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A Christmas Wish

A fine fix we’re in A real grumpy old grandpa Children complaining A house full of pure chaos And none happy at this time What will we do now This year has come to an end So very quickly No one’s pleasantly moping Everyone’s in displeasure Just one Christmas wish For a household of happiness Joy for everyone A wish of delightful laughs Cozy warmth to each other Just this simple wish Is all I ask for this year Not a possible task For myself to do alone I need Santa’s help for sure After the blessing I will offer what you will A holiday toast Thank you for your services For granting my Christmas wish
Entrant into Michael J. Falotico's "A Christmas Wish In a Poem" contest 12/13/2012

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The Sad Past

Little did I know
Our mistletoe kiss that night
By the Christmas tree
Would be the last kiss we shared
And then you left forever

*My first attempt at an assonant poem. 
Those familiar with assonance please comment and let me know how I did.*

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Hung My Christmas Sock

Hung my Christmas sock
Darned neatly for the mantel
So Santa could leave
Nuts, fruit maybe peppermint 
Winter often harshly cold

Never wanted much
Just a big red tricycle
To ride my sister
Around on the long front porch
Red tricycle was missing

Dad quickly vanished
Had owner to open store 
On Christmas morning
Santa left it on front porch
Could not stuff into stocking

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

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My Dearest

I held her cold hand
She silently slipped away 
I sank into tears
Her gift is on the table 
I wrapped it myself, today.

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'Sad Christmas Snowflake's'

*** The church brightly lit, I stand in the falling snow, recalling Christmas . . . As the snow kisses my hair, weeping, I must turn away. ___________________________ December 3, 2013 Tanka For the contest, Not So Happy Holidays, Andrea Dietrich 4th Place

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bet you didn’t know
santa has a companion
he’s wooly and fat
nestled by the jolly elf
warming the world – santa’s cat

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Wishes for Magic

Wishes for magic
stored in an innocent mind.
Stockings on mantles,
sharing Christmas joy and mirth,
never happened in our home.

Connie Marcum Wong © December 5, 2011 

For Russell Sivey’s Christmas Stockings Tribute

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Christmas-dinner for one

one tiny table 
a crowded cheap restaurant
one lonely figure
sipped softly in the middle 
of loud cozy dining crowds

re-edited 09/02/2014

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Wonder of Stockings

Stockings hung early Part of the Christmas décor Mesmerized, I’d sit Santa, please, no nuts and fruit Oranges take so much space Eyes wide with wonder Always some speculation Stocking touched each day Empty until Christmas morn Suspense was overwhelming Perhaps a yo-yo Homemade goodies from Ma Clause Treats tasty and sweet Maybe a harmonica So Dad could give me lessons One more thing, Santa, Jingle your bells; wake me up So I can serve you Milk and cookies I helped bake And see if my horse arrived
*Every year I asked for a horse, but apparently they don’t fare well in cities. Santa never responded to that request. LOL Written November 5, 2011, by Carolyn Devonshire for Russell’s “Christmas Stocking Tribute” contest

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Doesn't Christmastime mean
presents, carols and cheers?
But for one it won't
be a jolly Holiday
diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Saint Nicholas

Old Saint Nicholas
and reindeer deliver gifts.
Packed sleigh is led by
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
with the very shiny nose

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A Sad Christmas song

The lights are flicker
Somewhere in this world tonight
Angels sings carol
A sad Christmas song was play
In a silent of the stars

Tears began to fall
Looking out into the space
The memories of you
Are still picture on my mind
Your smile and eyes shows that cares

So, now it’s Christmas
Christmas carol sounds so sad
That plays in my heart
I know you are in heaven
 Watching me in your silent

December 28, 2013
BY : 	Cheryl Aldea

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Mournful Christmas Eve

Telegram arrived

   My Daddy killed in action

      In a faraway land

         Now its just Mommy and me

            No Merry Christmas this year

Entry for Andrea Dietrich's "Not So Happy Holidays" Contest

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Tragic Holidays

  Her soul mate is gone.
     Cancer took him from her world.
        Her sad eyes tell all.   
          Christmas will not be the same.
            His sweet touch far from her now.

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Christmastime colors Cinnamon and evergreen Sweet scents all around. Mistletoe and holly hung It’s time to open presents!

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A saddened christmas

Wake in the morning
running down the stairs to see
Heart sinks to the ground
father is not here today
my family is not complete

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For twelve nights I waited,
imagining what was inside
those long, red stockings...
nothing big, like games or toys,
hoping Santa wouldn't be late.  

For twelve nights I stood
on my small and trembling feet,
to see what was inside
them and then return to bed
without waking up my dog.  

For twelve nights I rushed
into the living room wishing
it were Christmas Eve...
when Santa quietly walked in,
filling the stockings with candies.

Entered in Russell Sivey's contest,
" Christmas Stockings Tribute "
Written by Andrew Crisci
on 12/8/2011

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What You Must Do First

Hang up your stocking
It is almost Christmas time
Did you do laundry?
If you want stuff in your sock,
you had better wash it first!

Robert Pettit  Christmas Stocking Tribute contest  submitted 11-30-11

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Yule Logs

Yule log traditions It used to be burned away Making Christmas warmth. Today it is different; Yule log gingerbread and cheese.