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Magnificent scenery Ancient Architecture Lovely lovely people Terrific cuisine All I wish is to return again one day Jan Allison 31st October 2014

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Wise Men Still Seek Him Today

W-hen the fullness of time had come, Jesus was born behind an Inn in a cave-like stable.
I-n the Inn there was no room for the Son of God, no room for the Saviour of men.
S-tar was shining so bright above the stable for the shepherds to find their way to Him.
E-ven angels proclaimed His birth to those shepherds "Unto you is born this day."
M-anger is where Mary and Joseph first laid him.  It was filled with hay.
E-very animal there must have known that their Creator had come that day. 
N-o one knew the depth of love God had, to give His Son to dwell among men.
S-ame star guided three kings from the Orient, who studied the stars and heavens.
T-hese wise men from the East came saying "Where is He that is born King"
I-n their hands they brought him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrr.
L-ike these three wise men, wise men still seek him today! 
L-ove is the reason that God sent His only Begotton Son into the world to save us.
S-eeking for you and me, yes God was seeking for us because we had left Him.
E-veryone, yes, all we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone to his own way.
E-ach one has to make his on decision to follow Him or not to follow Him.
K-ing, born to be a King. King of the ages. King of the past. King of the future.

H-eaven, He came from Heaven to earth to show us the right way.
I-niquity, the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
M-elody, He gives us a sweet melody, we sing many songs of praise to Him.
T-ree, A Christmas tree, the love that Jesus had for us, to die on a tree.
O-nly one life and how soon it passes. Only in life can we accept His Love.
D-eliverance, He came from Heaven to preach deliverance to the captives.
A-cknowlege Him and accept Him. Behold now is the accepted time.
Y-ou, Yes, this Christmas Love was for You.  Will You accept this love?

For Brian Strands Christmas Love contest.

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Happy Holidays

H opes of great joy to all
A lways upon other families we call
P leased to share what we have with others
P laying children warm the hearts of all today
Y elling and laughter so happy what can we say

H appy thoughts as we remember days gone by
O ld folks telling others family stories oh my
L aughter ringing out thoughout the day
I' d have been a fool if I had not visited today
D eck The Halls one among the many songs being sung
A lways in the hearts of all today is baby Jesus
Y ou can feel the love for one another always
S inging praises to and about Jesus as we wish all "Happy Holidays"

Holiday Acrostic Challenge for Francine Roberts
Carol Ann Brown
1st Place Winner

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Happy New Year

Hear a promise that comes so softly with new snow
 At the touch of the hour, on a New Year's eve
  Pristine, untouched in the moonlit glow
   Pause for a moment, as the old year takes leave
    Years slip away, and with new footsteps we go…

     New paths of adventure lie waiting ahead 
      Each step we will tread, so velvety slow
       We’ll walk on ahead, leaving yesterday’s bed

        Yesterday’s sorrow, lies beneath downy lace
         Each step is brand an unwritten slate
          As we walk on in silence, and a new hope begins
           Rejoice, in this gift of a new shining face  

For Francine's Contest

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63ex PD

6 days till kings day, wise men visit the Jesus baby
3 kings are in a song but not in the word
Eternal life he brought with faith enough for all
X marks the spot don't miss your one shot!!

I took the challenge of the PD
Yes opinonated me!!

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Joy Of Christmas Love

Just as snow begins to drift and fall
Outside still my lover comes to call
Yes the fire is toasty warm,and bright
On my rug we curl up nice and tight
For awhile we kiss and murmur sweet
Casually he gets me on my feet
Hanging in the door there's mistletoe
Reaches for me as our feelings grow
In his arms he twirls me and I sway
Soon we realize Santa's on his way!
Tree lights twinkle bright across the room
Merry Christmas on our lips does bloom
At long last I unfold from his arms
Softly pull away from all his charms
Let us give each other just one gift
On to pretty packages we drift
Very soon it will be Christmas Day
Ending the night,we listen for that sleigh!

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The Greatest Gift of All

Tis’ the season born of love
He was born up in a stall
Enjoy the gift’s you receive

Christ, the greatest gift of all
Hope is what he offered us
Redemption for our sins
I know that I have been set free
Salvation from within
Tis’ the season born of love
Merry Christmas to all
Amazing grace we have received
So lets answer the call 

Giving is the greatest gift
If given from the heart
Follow yours and you shall receive
The gift that never parts

I know that times are tough but please
remember that many families are much 
less fortunate than us. Many families will
turn to homeless shelters for they have 
no where else to go. Their are many ways
to help and the rewards are priceless. The
gift of giving is truly the gift of love.

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Happy New Year (acrostic contest entry)

H ope and faith
A re in my heart,
P erhaps this year,
P erhaps a new start...
Y esterday is gone.

N ow I look to 2010,
E ying the dates,
W ondering when.

Y earning for health,
E veryone's worried.
A nother day gone:
R ainy and blurried.

©2009 Danielle White

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Silent Night Acrostic

Soft, the hush, of new fallen snow,
Illuminated by festive lights.
Luster of the star's sweet glow,
Extolling His birth, upon this night.
Nurturing faith, within our hearts,
To each of us, within his sight.

Now, as the midnight bells do start,
Ignore we not, another's plight.
Go into the Christmas season renewed!
Hold onto the love.  Hold on tight,
To the Season, the whole year through.

For the contest; Holiday Acrostic Challenge
Sponsored by Francine Roberts
Placement: 1st

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Christmas Wreath

19 December 2010

Christmas Wreath

C  ircle band of lights indicating halo
H  alo of hope to continue the whole year round
R  ound in shape flows youthful spirit to ingest
I  ngesting strong hold to never separate
S  eparation comes when leaves fall and lights taken
T  aken from ancestors to mundify
M  undify a sagging spirit in a genial abask
A  bask we get skylight kindling satisfaction 
S  atisfaction to be God’s creation in this world

W  orld as a whole is the people in raceme 
R  aceme with flowers on stalks that entwine
E  ntwine fresh wounds to heal  and feel amorous
A  morous display in every life’s threshold 
T  hreshold for welcoming visitors every hour
H  ours countdown soon will be Christmas and New Year to share to everyone

Merry Christmas to all.

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Silent Night

Salvation was born that long ago night,
In Bethlehem's lowly town.
Little did the townsfolk know,
Emmanuel had come down.
Night time sky began to glow,
Twas a star brighter than the rest.

Never before had so bright a star been seen,
Inciting omens to be guessed.
Good tidings were shared with the terrified shepherds.
Heavenly messengers sang with joy.
The shepherds did as the angels said,
   and worshipped Mary's baby boy.

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Easter EGG, Abecedarian: with egg shape-

                       April Aroma...
                     Beckons Beauty.
                   Come Children!!!....
                 Daisies Daffodil.........
                Fun Filled Freedom.......
                  Giddy Giggly Games...
                    How ya' Hangin'???
                       Just Jolly Joey!

              HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!

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My Only Blessing is Peace Earned

The beginning of my thanks begins at knees,
Having my aches eased, or body suffused,
All that comes to mind is sleep and serene.
Nobody that offers bread can empty,
Knives may cut meat and find platter greasy,
Supper ended, dishes done, there’s always cheer.
Give one for the road, one for tomorrow,
Invest within self, hugs or tomato growing,
Venture into unknown so what is known
Is another taste that takes you back to home.
Nothingness can fill everyone’s hands if home
Gives back to our bodies and delivers to me peace.

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Giving Thanks

G od’s love and all the things He’s given me:
I intelligence, abilities, free will,
V im for living life, the poetry
I nside me, for the muse is with me still!
N ew life that I’ve been lucky to see grow
G grandchildren who keep me on the go!

T he list of what I’m thankful for goes on:
H ealthy fun activities I do,
A nimals I’ve kept as pets - now gone,
N ature, movies, food, the friendships true,
K indnesses shown to me, and the last:
S ouls I’ve loved both now and in the past.

Written 11/20/12
for Kim Merryman's  Counting Your Blessings Poetry Contest

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Happy Holidays

     ~~~~~ Happy Holidays ~~~~~

Hope your Christmas is merry and bright
And all your troubles leave and take flight.
Peace be with you and your family,
presents abundant under your tree.
You are loved, now and all year.

Happy holidays to you, and to you, good cheer.
Of all the gifts you receive today
Love is the greatest, coming your way.
If all I hope for you comes true
Dear, happiness will last the whole year through.
At this time of year when love abounds
You'll feel God's love as it

      ~~~~~ Happy Holidays ~~~~~

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My trip

Our trip

W e went up to Exmouth, it took us five days
I  nto hot furnace winds, the days were ablaze
N o relief was in sight for north we were bound
T here it is so rare that cool weather be found
E veryone goes there,  cause fish can be caught
R eports of good fishing make these places sought.

26 August 2013 @ 1203hrs.

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Silent Night

Santa's task is to fill heart and soul with mirth
Inside all of us is the joy he left on earth
Let us learn of Jesus, and the reasons of his birth
Emphasize respect for all things on earth
Nightly bringing peace, here on Mother Earth
Thoughts of life in heaven, and a purpose on this earth

Now all are blessed, with his grace and mirth
Instead of seeking wealth, sing praises of his birth
Go across this country and spread his words of mirth
Healing, health and hope for lasting peace on earth
To all "Merry Christmas" try not to increase your girth

Any Old Acrostic Contest

using the phrase
"Silent Night"

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Peace on Earth

P	eace lives in the hearts of those who believe
E	very life is precious, bearing the spirit of light
A	lleviate pain and hatred wherever it’s perceived
C	Leave to simple truths often hidden from sight
E	ven wisemen, at times, fall prey to haughty pride

O	nly humility can stand against the tide
N	one is exempt from temptation’s lure

E	ach one is broken and in need of a cure
A	ll Children of Light will be accounted for
R	each for the prize that waits in store
T	he  inspiration of Heaven's breath
H	earts reflecting genuine peace on earth

For Francine's Holiday "Acrostic" Contest

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday  (Acrostic)

E...Easter Sunday is coming.
A...A very special day.
S...Sacred - it should be.
T...To church - you must go.
E...Everyone is welcome.
R...Rain, or shine - please be there.

S...special is this day, for CHRIST has risen.
U...Uncover the meaning of Easter.
N...Now is the time.
D...Don't stay behind.
A...Always analyze what you do.
Y...You are special in the eyes of GOD...

Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo

I am wishing all of you a glorious 
Easter Sunday. Many Blessings

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Yesterday's Gone

H ow the years fly by like paper in the wind

A  new year, a thread in life’s fabric to be sewn

P ieces gently stitched will one day take wings

P atterned like brocade with a mix of flowers gently strewn

Y arns of yesterday are quietly stored away

N ew beginings are generous gifts given to begin again

E ach one, a new day to live, play and travail
W eaving the fabric of life in spite of occasional dark rain

Y esterday’s gone forever into the well of time

E ach melody we write, through the universe resounds	

A constant tune of worship for the divine 
R eaching the Creator in whom alone peace is found

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Christmas Love

C radled in a manger in
H eavens light so pure
R ejoicing with the angels
I n needed times for sure
S omething beautiful happened
T hat cold winter night
M any would come to know Him
A s the way, the truth, the life
S ee, on that special night

L ow and behold
O ne child was born of Mary as
V isions had foretold
E ternal life His promise; Jesus came to save our souls

Copyright © 2009   Lena “Lolita” Townsend

*For Brian’s “Love Came Down” contest

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Happy Holidays to all,  as we rejoice and celebrate
A time of magic and wonder in our lives to date
People of all nations joyously cheering
Partaking and enjoying the delights so endearing
Yule logs in the fire abundantly blazing
Heavenly warmth through the hearth, so amazing
Ornaments and tinsel dancing on the tree
Lights brightly sparkling sharing so much glee
Indulging all the senses with wonder and amazement
Drawing family in with love and jubilation, quietly
Announcing their arrival with  hearts full of praise 
Young ones having so much fun entertaining everyone
Silent becomes the night, with heavenly peace and calm for days

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A Happy New Year

A Happy New Year

Another year is now winding down 

Happy new year, new tunes shall be sung
Always be smiling, it shall keep you young
Planning ahead for a new year to start
Peaceful blessings for every heart
Yesterdays are gone, its time to move on

Not everything will be rosy or even fun
Each new day be a blessing from above
Welcoming new seasons with His touch

Yearning for peace in the world and love
Every year does bring new dimensions
All at the end it is really up to you
Remember keeping faith shall get you through.

Happy New Year 2014 Everyone!

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A New Year's Prayer

Heavenly Father, hear my plea
At your altar on bended knee.
Prayers I offer for those I love,
Prayers to you Lord, up above.
You have seen the mess we've made.
Not the plans that you had laid.
Everywhere there's war and sadness
Where there should be peace and gladness.
You must be disappointed in us all,
Each of us who ignored your call.
All  mankind should this year strive
Really hard to keep humanity alive.
Lord please help us do our best
On your behalf, a peaceful quest.
Rid this earth of anger and hate.
Don't let our past dictate our fate.

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A Velvet New Year

Hope is a promise that comes with new snow
 And fills our tomorrows with a newfound trail
  Pristine, untouched in the moonlit glow
   Pause for a moment, bid the midnight farewell
    Yearning for adventure, with new footsteps we'll go…

     New paths of discovery lie waiting for me 
      Each step I will tread, so velvety slow
       We’ll walk hand and hand, leaving yesterday’s bed

        Yesterday’s sorrow, left beneath downy lace
         Each step is brand an unwritten slate
          As we walk in this New Year, and a new hope begins
           Rejoice, in a gift of this velvety grace 


Happy New Year to You All !
For Francine's Contest

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trick or treat

Tiny children
Roaming towards doors
Creatures of night
Knock, knock

Odd sounds
Radiate back at them

Toddlers scurry
Run back to mom
Edge back towards the house
Aggressively grab some candy
Toddle next-door

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T his is the time when we can recall
H ow the Indians and Pilgrims got together that Fall
A nd shared their bounty at a Country Ball.
N otwithstanding did they forestall,
S cenes of life later to be under a pall.
G etting along was their joyous call
I n giving thanks for the corn ~ so tall.
N ow...shops are decorated in every mall
G arishly enticing wares for one and all.

D one in a tasteful way it may be a treat
A nd remind us, as the date approaches, that we will fete.
Y et, let us not forget to thank the Lord for what we eat!

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Harvests and Halloween

O n the very first day of this month
C hilling winds make their debut
T hroughout the country farmers make reap their last harvest
O pen pastures remain where grain once stood
B ut it is the last day of the month, the
E ve of all Saints, when children 
R ush from home to home, seeking treats and playing tricks

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Silent Night

S ilver strands of clouds are drifting in the sky;
I nto night the world slips silently.
L ight withdraws its warmth by and by,
E bbing out to dark serenity.
N ew snow, beneath the moon and stars, falls with grace.
T rees, naked once, now glisten, dressed in lace.

N o sound is heard; there is no soul in sight.
I  mmersed in thought, I picture one still night:
G ood news was given of a baby boy,
H eard by lowly shepherds in radiant light
T hat streamed from sky with angels’ songs of joy!

For Francine Roberts'
Holiday Acrostic Challenge Poetry Contest

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He Is!

H is love is what made him send His Son to save the
E ntire world.

I t's in this precious 
S acrifice and gift of Jesus' birth that we have a day to celebrate!

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Winter's Wonders

White was the winter night covered in snow
Icicles dangled from eaves all aglow.
Nestled were nestlings of child and sparrow.
Twined was the bittersweet all-round the harrow.
Earnestly each tiny heart took a leap,
Rosy, so rosy, was each little cheek.
White was the winter, wondrous, sublime
On forest and field and men in their prime,
No eye lacked a twinkle, no door lacked its wreath,
Dainty hay mangers lined each pristine street.
Even the traffic pranced looking merry
Reindeer antlers on grill, noses like cherries.
Lights hung from fir trees in villages squares
Arias sprung from church choirs in pairs.
No one was maudlin, the season was fine.
Dad, “Pass the turkey and then the red wine!”

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Thankfulness should be a common trait
	Yet sadly, in some, it is evidenced late.
Hardly a day is lived by one
	That there can be claimed that there’s blessing’s none.
All need to stop and give careful thought
	And display gratitude as they ought.
Nice it is to hear thanks from one
	To whom a deed of kindness has been done.
Kindness is that which is received by all
	Yet into complacency we seem to fall.
Sad it is to be guilty of such
	When we have all been given so much.
Gratitude in al will prayerfully reign 
	When from focus on self we learn to abstain.
Instead of always looking at “me”
               Our focus on the giver of gifts should be.
Volumes have been written on topics like this
	Yet the simple message, please don’t miss.
Insane it seems to totally ignore
	The multitudes of blessing we daily store.
Novel idea it surely would be
	If we’d let the world our gratefulness see.
God is the source of all that there is
	Gratitude from us should surely be His.

Dr. James E. Martin
November, 15, 2012

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Colorful season for the saints; a simple sign for sinners;
Happy hearts hover; love and light unites the universe.
Righteousness received in a wicked world by winners;
Indemnity to the indebted, laugh alive oh longing losers,
Seeking the Savior still, following the faith of our fathers.
Terrific throng and tone, bells and balloons across borders,
Merry making, gift and gowns glow… no proud nor paupers;
Alluring alarms by kids and kings; choruses by choristers,
Men and women in joy and jubilations, caressing Christmas…

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Pretty fall colors carved and decorated
Understandably the best in a cream covered pie
My favorite flavor is the cheesecake
Plump and lumpy or perfectly orange
Kill it with a shotgun after halloween
I love to watch the scrambled pieces fly in the air
Never let the Jack o lantern go to waste!!
Seeds left on the ground, grow next year!

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Take time to remember
Humble yourself, take a stand
Inspire someone, reach out
Share from your own hand

Hunger and misery
Oblivious are we
Living like king and queens
In this world we do not see
Daily interactions that we could 
Allow ourselves to help out
You can make a difference, there is no doubt

Single and together
Embrace all that you hold dear
Accept that life is not perfect
Season is almost here
Outlove your worst fear
Night is dark but Christmas is near

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"Warm ThanksGiving Day"

Turkey in the oven.
Hands on basting and rubbing.
All adults on deck for setting the table.
Not a seat empty for even a child so able.
Knocks on the door as family arrives.
So happy Mom's in the kitchen, now we'll survive.
Getting the TV all warmed up for a day of football.
In and out the kids run up and down the hall.
Velvet cake hides behind the fruit not seen.
In comes the family passing through the kitchen with gleam.
No samples tasted for Mom is the boss.
Getting ready for this meal still a salad to be tossed.

Day begins with smiles and joy.
All fall asleep for the deserts are my toy.
You have to love this day of thanks for Mom and Dad and every girl and boy.

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Hands holding champagne
Allowing all wishes to sparkle
People dancing under Mylar balloons
Pop corn with sweet caramel
Yankees caps with silver trim
Nobody dislikes silly buffoons
Everyone can be one of them
With the New Year's party colorful hats 
Yell and be extravagantly festive
Ears deafened by loud music
America celebrates in Times Square
Rome calls for peace everywhere

Entered in Carol Brown's Happy New Year Poetry Contest

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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Thanks Giving

Grievous not we shall all see,
In the joys Thanks Giving day will be.
Viable the season for all who be kind,
In dress, and a blessed feast we shall find.
Neighbors are welcome for celebration and game,
Giving in to this feast is our fairest fame.
To all those who have and have not,
Humble yourselves and give of your lot.
Along with relatives and children fare,
Now together we play and laugh without despair. 
Kernels of pomegranates, apples and plums,
Savors this festive day as she comes.

Giving Thanks
Nov 21, 2012

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Through the years of harvests and droughts domain
Happy for each blesing the thankful heart remain
Abundance of faith supply the feast of famished souls
Nurtured in contentment where the season rolls
Kindness is the door that welcome men from grief
Sunshine brings hope cornocupia from the fall's dry relief
God bids gather family and kin, bids us remember 
Incessant answers to incessant prayers, so we may praise
Victories from his throne. What change then would canker
Implores of piety? What bowels empty where bread decays?
Nature tells with laden tongues that God provides
Give the gift of joy's thanksgiving till time subsides.

Deity is the beginning of cherished hopes and dreams
Anchor now the roots of trust within his silver streams
Yesterday is but a myth, the sun forever ripen gleams.

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Travel, tap dance, tulips, teak
Heartbeats, hugs, hotels
Art, affection, aunts and ale
Nachos, notes from bells
Kites and kittens, kudos, kin
Scenery and seasons
Grandmas, glitter, grass and green
Ireland for all reasons
Vino, visits, veggies, vests
Ice cream, Israel, irons
Nests and nickels, neatness, nuts
Gargoyles and environs

Every item I’ve just named
On my list of favorites ranks.
So for these and so much more,
On this day, I offer thanks.

November 22, 2012
For Kim Merryman's Counting Your Blessings contest

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Curling through the air,
Hopping along at mach speed,
Roving down your youth,
Icarus-like, a collision into stockings,
Smacking lips under mistletoe,
Teeming with joy.
Make believe one more time.
Alleluia, and all that stuff.
Santa and Christ are peering, befuddled and amused.

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Oh,Holy Night

     ~~~~~  Oh, Holy Night  ~~~~~

Oh, the voices ring on high.
Holiday music is playing.
Hymns are sung while moon is nigh.
Our prayers, to God, we're saying.
Love and laughter everywhere.
Yet underlying it all
Neath the happy banter we share
Is the solemn event we recall.
God gave his son for us all.
Hold your heads up high and sing.
This is the day to praise our King.

   ~~~~~ oh, holy night
                       .... the stars are brightly shining   ~~~~~

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Winter Wonderland

When out on the lawn green grass grew everywhere,
I knew in a moment that no snowman was there.
No child in the town would see a white Christmas.
The ice in the rink arrived man-made and fogless.
Excited boisterous children laughed and slip-slid around.
Rip-roarious the winter wonders in a warm southern town.
What fantastic fantasies fill malls in Florida winters? 
Opulent brilliance, colorful lights bedecked and blinkers. 
Noble elves work inside at each new on site workshop.
Delightfully watching children gleam with eyes all lit up.
Exceptional imaginations and a warm winter show.
Reality slips into fantasy as cherry faces start to glow.
Love in the air mingles with scents of bayberry.
Adults all around adorning, become merry.
Not one child misses winter in their Florida town.
Dependably on time, Santa always comes around.

© December 24, 2011

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Thanksgiving Day

Turkey day is finally here, along with that mid-afternoon paralysis
Half the family made it this year, and thank God, 'cause we're short chairs!
Apple, pumpkin, and mince-meat pies fill the air with cinnamon dust-devils
Nevermind the barking dogs and screaming, running and tattling kids,
Kooky and drunk, your favorite uncle swears you can light a fart!
Surely we've got BIGGER fish to fry's them 'taters doin'?
Goodness knows how amazing Granny's poultry gravy is gonna be
I just hope some jerk doesn't bring that Jello with raisins, carrots, and lettuce......YUCK!!!!
Vodka is easily hidden in the various holiday beverages,
I swear it's the ONLY way I can tolerate half of my family!
No one's really that bad, but a little goes a long way!
God bless every single, dysfunctional, and oblivious one of us!

Dinner comes and goes........the herd migrates to the TV for pig-skin dramas
All say their goodbyes and don coats and scarves
YIPPE!!! They're all gone!!!......oh crap!!!! WHO'S gonna help with the dishes????

jim david

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Halloween Costume Ball

Hairy eyeballs hanging from a wizard’s crown.
Arachnids sprawled on his black sparkling gown.
Ludicrous marks scar his face beneath a frown.
Luscious blood dripping very slowly down.
Opulent jewelry shaped like bones.
Worn around his neck amid creepy groans.
Ecstatic bats wait around for deadly moans.
Eerily suspended from their master’s belt.
Nonchalantly walking, his evil presence is felt.
Coming down the stairs was a star bejeweled queen.
Overcome; such beauty he had never before seen. 
Stunned into submission by her piercing eyes.
Trapped by love’s intrusion and compassion’s cries.
Unveiling beauty, cajoling pleasant sighs.
Miraculously transformed his evil heart; love flows.
Enticed by the moment, together, attraction grows.

Bedazzled by the grandeur of the Halloween Ball
Altruism curiously sealed love that fall.
Laughter filled the man with the eyeballs on his crown.
Loved by the queen in her star bejeweled gown.

© October 15, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Christmas Festivities

Has much joy and celebration,
Rolled into twenty-four hours of elation.
It echoes with laughter,
Sees caring, generosity and love scatter.
Too much food and drink,
May ruin it for some;
As it ends the heartburn, will come; 
Set in for the night; to dreams we’ll succumb.

For children,
Each one is filled with magical
Surprises galore,
That, for each child,
Invokes memories of the previous ones while.
Very often it also
Invokes and joy and mirth; even
The holy family’s’ stay at, the 
Inn and Christ’s miraculous birth.
Everyone does not celebrate it; but they will break bread;
Some celebrate Hanukkah, Ramadan or Quanzaa instead.

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Beach Blanket Bingo

Beneath the umbrella rainbow canopy,
Elvis croons from an old man’s radio.
As he smears lotion on his nose and knees,
Children hop by screaming in stereo
Hot hot hot! The sand’s hot on my feet!

Blasting sand onto sun-bathing girls,
Laughing boys race to the sea.
Avid readers get lost in their worlds,
Not noticing the shade retreat.
Kite flyers whirl and twirl,
Enjoying the breeze on the beach,
That causes the beach towels to curl.

Buried treasure inspires kids
Into digging deep in the sand.
Names are called when it’s time to quit;
Grown-ups leave, relaxed and tanned.
Optimistic for tomorrow’s plan, of more beach blanket bliss! 

Received 3rd place in the "Beach Blanket Bingo" Contest

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Happy Thanksgiving

Having family and turkey is the sauce for the dressing.
All together giving warm wishes and especially blessing.
Prayers are the dearest thing to share even if apart.
Prayers whether said out loud or quietly in your heart.
Your spirit shared with others is a great gracious start.

Take heed of what you have been given each day that you live.
Heaven hears every word and thought that your soul does give.
Answers don’t always come the way we desire them too.
Never underestimate that they are heard above the blue.
Kingdoms of glory have no monetary goal to claim.
Spirits blessed in honor and true love has no shame.
God is here, he hears, yes he is alive though many doubt.
Insincerity of your inner peace will have no known clout.
Victory of all that will be given comes from your heartfelt soul.
Insecurity of your spirit shall defeat and buries your life’s’ goal.
Now warm your essences with peace and love for humanity.
God has set forth a plan for his glory and our life-forces eternally.

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One thing, we all have in common worldwide.
Because we need it to be human to provide,
Secrets fantasies keep most from going insane.
Even though each knows they will not gain.
Sure enough we all have these thoughts or deeds.
Spending money, wasting time to plant these seeds,
Inventions of the desires prepare the mortal mind.
Obsessions vary from the wild to tame we find.
Now step back and think about your life’s fixation.
Seek out your fantasy or reality that steals passion.

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Christ Has Risen

C hrist lives within our
H earts and he has
R isen from the dead
I norder to offer us
S alvation and eternal life
T oday and forever more.

H e’s our Savior and
A lmighty God, forgiving of
S ins and cleanses our souls.

R emembering always that he
I s our Father and
S aves us for all
E ternity and he will
N ever turns his back.

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Merry Christmas

M aking merry with family and friends,
E njoying the greetings and cards people send.
R eveling in the festive decor,
R ejoicing in our Savior's birth once more,
Y early reminder of what Christmas is for.

C arolers sing their carols so dear,
H earing your favorites brings gladness and cheer.
R elishing cookies frosted and sweet,
I ndulging in fudge and all holiday treats.
S anta may show up at a party for a bit,
T hrilling the children with a small simple gift.
M istletoe hangs in a variety of places,
A llowing quick kisses and blushes on faces.
S avoring each moment, as the time races.

12/21/11  For Francine Roberts' Holiday Acrostic Challenge.

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Christmas Ch-ch-chill

Cuddling by the warm fireplace
Howling winds try to break in, but fail
In our little snug cabin on Christmas Eve
Love surrounds us as we cling together
Late night hugging as we wait for the big day to come

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ringing bells at midnight

Hold up your wine glass,
Appreciate your friends,
Prpose your reselotions,
Primp up your spirit,
Your new year awaits

Never agin the same year,so,
Everybody blow your whistel,
When the cock hits twelve.

You and I,
Engadged in excitment as we awaits,
At the exact moment,
Ringing our bells at midnight.

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Easter Basket

E arly Easter morning, Amy Sue
A woke to find a basket by her door.
S he looked at it, then knew just what to do -
T o empty out its contents on the floor:
E ggs hard boiled, dyed, and sweet ones too,
R abbits made of chocolate, even more. . . 

B ut none of these an impact on her made.
A my rose to get her soft white shawl.
S he sought the dearest gift with which she’d played,
K issed the forehead of this baby doll,
E nfolded it and in the basket laid
T he babe she named for Him who gave His all.

For Brian Strand's contest: An Easter Picture

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The Night of Silence

Snow drifting through the midnight air,
Innocence and silence endures with care. 
Lights glitter creating a blissful scene,
Each time they glow a sight so serene.
No one would ever believe this night,
The silence so musical, such a delight.
Now the shepherds march across the snow,  
In gowns of pure white with a golden glow. 
Giving the gift of lasting peace and grace,
Here a new beginning for the human race.
Today each year, we honor his birthplace.

By: Greg Stanley
Written December 18, 2011
Entry into the Holiday Acrostic Challenge Poetry Contest 
Sponsored by Francine Roberts

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When is it enough?
Or is it that someone is telling you you can't have it?
Lay your pride down on the ground.
Fur will only take you so far.
Make trash of those fangs.
Antelopes move north tonight.
No. I'm not coming.

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Merry Christmas
Rejoice at the season.
Riches of the heart abound.
You well know the reason.

Christmas Day,
Here at last,
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice.
It's our favourite holiday,
Sing out and give it voice.
This is the day of love for all.
May everyone feel at peace
And pray that soldiers all come home
So all the wars shall cease.

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A Mom

                              A Mom

Always there to give a hug or reassuring kiss

Master of healing the smallest cuts and nicks
Ordering up exactly the right amount of love and kicks
Moms are the biggest heros and cherished by their kids.

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New Years Eve

New Years Eve celebration
Ever so grateful of redemption 
With overindulgence of consumption

Year-end celebrating 
Edibles I've been craving
Aha so much champagne drinking
Recoup from stomach bloating
Swaying, light-headed teetering

Eek nightcaps of antacid
Verily, not so lucid
Eau de mornings, feeling putrid

For Francine Roberts' contest, "New Years Eve,"

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Silly Mrs Rylie Eaty

Mrs Rylie
Rocks at

Holiday season
Terribly nice
Also thinks
She's silly!

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Christmas With You

Close your pretty eyes, and picture us cuddled next to the fireplace.
Heavenly paradise as I stare longingly into your angelic face.
Remove that negligee so my eyes can feast on your voluptuous creamy skin.
Intimate foreplay, and I'm putting my tongue in places that's never been!
Sensual mind altering love, and doing things you've allowed no man to explore.
Taking your body and mind above, unlocking that forbidden door.
Mistletoe passionate kisses, sending shivers up my very spine.
As magical as this love is, let me slip my tongue into your heavenly divine!
Santa is making your every desire come true, so let me ravish every inch of you.

With this pen and pad this Christmas will be well spent.
I want you to allow me to be bad as my fingers treat your body like an instrument!
Together we will make Christmas Carols on a blanket next to our tree.
Hold me tight as our bodies ignite universal poetry!

You give me a present that I will always treasure.
Object of my affection beyond measure!
Under the mistletoe, just know that I will never let you go!!!!

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Happy New Year

H-ave a very Happy New Year 
A-nd I just want to wish you a wonderful one with 
P-rosperity and good health sent from me to you,may 
P-leasure,joy and love be in your heart now that 
Y-ou are embarking in this brand-new one. 

N-ew year is almost here again and 
E-nd of the old one, it may be hard to say good-bye to, but with God's help, 
W-onder and look forward to new one now that 
Y-ou know it's almost here, with many hopes and dreams,and with 
E-xpectations so many,O yes, that's right! Now that you are 
About to see that big ball at midnigth fall at the count of one,so go ahead, and 
Relax and enjoy this most wonderful journey into this brand- new one. 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 


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Merry Christmas

M any little children wait for santa claus tonight.
E ven one's who are all grown up and their pants a little tight.
R eliving times when they were young.
R emembering Jesus loves me that they sung.
Y es Jesus loves Me.

C hristmas comes for one and all.
H e was brought to us in a livery stall.
R elieving us from all our sin.
I n every heart he lives akin.
S ending all his endless love.
T o help us know he's up above.
M aking sure we know we're not alone.
A lmighty and so kind, his tone.
S ending glad tidings so all will have known.

For the acrostic contest.

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Good Made Better With Praise

T  om turkey in the pan
H  omemade dressing grand
A  mbrosia sweet and moist
N  uts fresh whole accompanish
K  eg of Apple Cider
S  ervings aplenty by provider
G  od the loving Father
I   nterested accompolisher
V   ery rich provider
I   cing the ordinary 
N  oticing the common making extraordinary
G  ood made better with praise

D  ay of family time when all stays
A  ll rejoice with food and fun
Y  earning for more time and a rerun

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H ow can it be Lord that I yet linger here
A nd may have the chance to see another year?
P ray why am I left alone and still standing?
P ray why is Your will so dour and demanding?
Y esterday I was young; today I am old
N ow a sheep has strayed far away from the fold
E mptied of love, ensnared by the Devil
W asting time while his demons romp and revel...
Y es Lord? Oh, I see! I hear Your patient voice
E ach day I'll give thanks, it is simply my choice
A nd climb the steep trail that You cleared just for me
R ejoicing that I'm where You wish me to be

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The Lesson Of Thanksgiving

T    The fields have ripened in time for the harvest
H    How golden the earth basks, in all of it's glory!
A    A lesson in history, returns with Fall breezes
N    Nothing can dim this seasonal story
K    Keeping alive
S    Songs of the past
G    Gifts of Thanksgiving
I     In legends that last.
V    Visions of ancestors...greeting and sharing
I     In a new land, a new life, among strangers and caring
N    November reminders that Thanksgiving is this.....
G    Good will exists!

D    Do we remember, this day in Novemember? 
A    Are we still living, the gift of Thanksgiving?
Y    Yesterday asks, with each golden sunrise...are we up to the task?

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Rome, NY (2003)

Rome, NY

Unto these schemes renew
The temper held in sway;
This time, listen, like the murmur
Of your heart; so tender,
So subtlety does it keep time with
The Universal notion:
If Angels cross the oceans,
if Devils soar the skies;
if solace seeps the surface,
How shall you travel?
I am told,
Nightly growing old,
Accept it.

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Halloween Night

Happily in costume, children walk streets.
All Hallows Day, Halloween. Trick or treat.
Laughing at neighbors’ doors, ghosts under sheets.
Lingering for candy, a child’s entreat. 
Overhead the sky dark black; fathoms fear.
Windy walks, silent streets, goblins appear.
Erie tones of voice, parents watch austere.
Endearing fun and teasing as ghouls draw near.
Nonchalantly, breathing deep, not one tear.

Night is filled with mysteries; souls endure.
Imagination grips and minds ensnare.
Graves and tombstones bedecked front yards, a lure.
Halloween celebrates souls, not yet pure. 
Trick-or-treat; rich or poor, fear fills the air. 

© Dane Smith-Johnsen
September 30, 2011
Written for Halloween Fun Contest sponsored by Russell Sivey
FORM: Acrostic with rhyme

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Happy Holidays

H ave the best
A nd awesome
P ossible time with
P eople 
Y ou 

H onor people 
O rdain them with
L ove  
I ntentionally,
D espite all 
A rdently this
Y uletide
S eason.

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Everlasting _not

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Gone With the Wind

G ravity held me; standing on my feet
O ne day, the wind blew and took me to a place
N avigating through the clouds it flew
E vacuating the shrills of fear

W ondering, I looked down
I magining how the world looks from up high
T he houses looked like small toys a child plays with
H orses looked like ants; walking around to build their home

T all buildings felt like delicious popsicles
H asty was the win, but I didn't know why
E ager I was observe where its flight would escort

W histles were heard from up high
" I missed you" were screamed 
N ow, I slowly landed on the ground I come from
D ashing through people to see my family once again

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Thanksgiving Day

Turkey  is being eaten,
Here and there,
Are members of the
Neighborhood and family.
Kind words of gratitude are 
Spoken. Many are giving
God thanks for life, the 
Ingredients for success, blood flow through our
Veins, and for food, fun, and fellowship
In a trying time such as this.
Never neglecting sharing
Great tidings and holiday treats.

Dads are watching the many
Athletic events on the T.V.
Yes, Thanksgiving is a great holiday to me.

wrote 11-7-10

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A Christmas Love Story

Cherish the new born king
Hark the herald and
Ring the toll bells
It's Christmas time again and
Santa is on his way as the
Tinsel is strewn and mistletoes are hung
Mama got caught once again 
Alone kissing a guy dressed in red
So I dashed to my window and through open the shutters
Looking upon the roof
Over and over again I somehow now
Vow to remain true in
Even believing in this little Christmas tale of a hymn 

Merry Christmas To All Soupers And Staff
Love Kathy And Jenny

Also Entry For Brian Strand's
Christmas Love Acrostic Contest

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Yearning for a kiss
Underneath the mistletoe
Leaving a year of bliss
Expeditious as the snow
Take the time to reminisce
Infatuation for tomorrow 
Dashing are the sights of Christmas
Expectation for the year to follow

~ Leonard Napierskie

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Ask Nothing of This World

Ask Nothing of this World

What is this?
What sleek retribution is held within the
Slightest movement on the soil?
What slim issues stance is almost broken
In cadence and cascade?
Words shall leave the senses blind,
Enough, time will find a healing balm for
Eye to seize the day, when all in dreams must
Fade; oh, this is not a sadness offered; this is not the final cut of circumstance; for
yes, my fellow’s dreams are sharp, yes their corners are folded clarity; all plans are
Squared away this day; all is smooth and proper in
Some ceremony of guilt and pleasure – but low a lasting treasure is found beyond such rituals,
Such histrionic poses; beyond your comprehension –
A gift which beats a pulsar tympani – as angels moan
In symphony to herald the coming of His summation;
His fingers on the moon, unseen tendrils tug the axis
of the universe toward a sanguine moment…
Shout this Brothers!
His fiber strands withstand all trauma, his nightly dream,
Your daily drama to give your heart a twirl,
To ask nothing of this world.

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Molded from the best God has for humanity,
Offering your time, your love, even your sanity.
Trusting in Him to keep us safe from the unkown,
Honoring God with your life and love you have shown.
Enhancing my life with all the prayers offered up,
Requesting nothing in return for filling up my cup.

To my mom

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Cherishing (Love Came Down)

Cherishing a man child
Holding only just a little while

Redeemer in her loving arms
Infant boy radiating charms

Savior of mankind is born
The angels announce one dark morn

Mary pondered each day
As supernatural began display

Son of God, her son

Love, God's love came down
Opposing satan's evil ground

Victory, oh victory is our's today
Emanuel chose to give his love away

(Inspiration from Brian Strand's contest on the theme of Christmas Love)

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Thanksgiving Day

Today and everyday is worth being thankful.
Having warmth and love given is always thoughtful.
All of us should carry this feeling throughout year.
Not being thankful is just selfish, shows your fear.
Kindness should be showed to all each and everyday.
Sure, it may be tough at first, for your heart to sway.
God gave everyone a mind, heart and soul the same.
Individually we must all prepare and play the game.
Victory shall be the joy and happiness, you bring.
Inventory your heart; let your spirit free to sing.
Never let a sour soul, spoil your delightful song.
God is alive, great, awesome, he is never wrong.

Discover loving essence; make it your quarry.
Allow his honor to grace your existence and story.
You and you alone are the keeper of our Lords glory.

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Table set with yummy things -a
Holiday for food
Apple pie and pumpkin roll- that 
Nice Aunt Donna brings
Kids run up and down the stair
Singing through the day
Giving thanks for childish things
In each and every way
Very hungry gentlemen
Inspecting every dish
Needing each a plate or ten- a
Grand Thanksgiving wish!

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Christmas - Acrostic

Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

Christ the King of Glory
Holy is his name
Reverenced by the Saints
I lluminated Holy Word
Savior of the lost, downtrodden, poor at heart
Treasured in the hearts of every believer
Mercy granted to the sinner
Almighty Lamb of God
Sin conquered and eternal life given

Christmas Spells Jesus In the Heart of Every Believer.

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Wait A Minute

Pause a moment for Jesus
Asked not why
Solance is golden
Solidarity is the key 
Obscurity becomes nil
Victory shall be ours
Eternal flame flickers
Relic in thy body of Christ our Lord


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My New Years Wish LIst

Homelessness will be outlawed
Americans unemployed will go back to work
Parents will spend more time with their children
Pornography will be removed from the internet
Young Americans will spend less time on social networks

No child will be molested
Every child will know the love of a Parent
World Peace

Young children will all have health insurance
Every American Soldier will come home
Arab nation will denounce Al Qaeda and the Taliban 
Reverence to God will be the Norm

For the Happy New Year Contest.........

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Happy New Year

H ilariously overwhelmed with
A pprehension and angst
P erpetuating exuberant celebration
P urposely released at
Y ear’s end

N eighbors 
E nduring a night of
W orthlessness

Y elling and toasting
E nthusiasticly with hopes of
A twelve month reprieve from
R esolutions

Copyright © 2009 By Caryl S. Muzzey

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Love Came Down

Love Came Down

Late, upon a silent night
Over a land gone to sleep
Viewed by few, a star so bright
Eyed by few, called to go and see.

Child of God was born for me and you
Announcing the coming of a new age 
Messianic message of old came true
Embrace of Heaven upon the whole world’s stage.

Dawn of the glorious day of hope rises to 
Overcome the dark of a painful past
Wave of love descends from on high to
Never see a tear in their eyes at last.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright © 12.02.09

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Yule Tide Acrostic

Young and old enjoy this day.
Under the mistletoe, we can kiss away.
Light up every Christmas light.
Everyone, see how bright they are tonight.

Tidings for peace on earth, we wish each other.
It is a season for every sister and brother.
Dear to us are all that are near to us.
Everybody makes this season joyous.

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Dr. James E. Martin
©July, 2014

A nation that was miraculously birthed
Molded by God – best on the earth. 
Eventually, however, things began to change
Radicals persisted in efforts to re-arrange.
Idiocy dictates it must remain the same,
Certainly we can reclaim our prestigious name.
American patriots must once again stand!

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Children At Easter

C...Cute, cuddly, wiggly dressed dressie
H...Holding Easter Baskets..fancy

I...Interested in the candy
L...Laughter smiles aren't they just dandy

D...Daughters, sons next generation
R...Reason for different celebration

E...Excitement bubbling forth fills air
N...Nothing like love of child is there

(Couplet and Acrostic combination..)

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Happy New Year (A Great Year)

Hearts are content
After everyone has seen their present
Putting a smile on everyone’s face
Putting Old Saint Nick back into that cold place
Yes indeed, that was a great year

Not knowing what you were going to get
Easily put you in discontent
While still admitting, that this was a great year

Yes, though a new year is upon us
Everyone begins their journey to regain that holiday cheer
And go about their daily lives
Realizing that this too will be a “great and happy new year”

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-Salvation in the Name-

Son of God
Alpha and Omega
Light of the World
I Am 
Only Begotten
Name above all names:


(Happy Easter !)

Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under Heaven
given among men whereby we must be
saved. (KJV)

Phillipians 2:9
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted
Him, and given Him a Name which is above
every name....(KJV)

Douglas L. Ace

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H oliday set aside for the evil who
A wait their turn to celebrate
L urching in the darkness
L onging to meet their imposters
O wls perch on creaky branches while
W erewolves sharpen their fangs..and watch
S pells turn children into creatures
E vil await for the clock to strike midnight
V ampires will arise to satisfy their thirst
E ve will soon turn the key to dawn of the dead.  

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Cyber Monday

Computer consumers beware
Yahoo your search engine 
Bearing no self control
Enter into your dungeon
Running to a deal like a stampede

More can never be enough 
Online purchases only
Not going to give up on the
Discount on that pony
Attacking the prices with a swipe
Yuletide attitude so unripe

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Stuffed with well cooked food
Turkey drumsticks do extrude
Undercooked statements are rude
Family members feud
Football sets the mood
Expanding bellies cunclude
Digestion sounds are crude

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Saint Patrick's Day

Sounds of spring
Appreciated and everywhere
Islands of green
New shamrocks wishing us good luck
Tea so delicious with croissants

Patrick a favoured name
Always a march holiday
Time so precious
Real four leaf clovers
Isles of the british
Crumpets so delectable
King and queen so regal

Daylight savings
Attitude so cheerful
You know when St. Patrick's Day is here

Author: Gwen Meyer-Erlach Schutz

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Let all of us remember the truth of Christmas day.
Our god sent his Son upon this Earth, we did pray.
Victims we were of our own predominate selfish way.
Evangelical visitations spread announcements, they say.

Calmness spread over the earth that night with no dismay.
Angels appeared to wise men along with a starlit display.
Many followed the travelers, as they traced a single ray.
Each one bringing gifts of praise, presented where he lay.

Delivering a powerful presence, in clothes tattered and frayed.
Opening hearts and souls, with his power of glory displayed.
Wielding smiles of joy to all that believed the word conveyed.
Nearer to their God, they felt his gift to all, as they all prayed.

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H  aiku,maybe a monoku
A  n acrostic or two
P  astoral poems,perhaps
P  erceived ,just for 
Y  ou

N  arrative vignette
E  kphrasis,you bet
W  ith honour & a prize to net

Y  our words in verse or
E  pulaeryu
A  contest to celebrate and
R  ing in the new

Happy 2010 to everyone who supported my 2009 contests.Thank you

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Merry Christmas

Many are the cards I send
Each friend and relative near and far
Reaching out with a stamped wish
Remembering those that mean the most
You are on my list

Celebrating this special day
Hearth and home all decorated
Resting little, preparing much
Inside my heart, they all play a part 
Season of contentment, season of beauty
To each and all that are inside me
Many wishes come your way
Answers resplendent in my mail
Season of hope and love

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once there was an old man on a lane
he always had many cats
then he took a train
and went down another lane

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Individual choices.. Identities allowed

No King to rule.. to none we bow

Determined are you to reach the top

Each of us can rise or flop

Perhaps you're one who doesn't care

Even that's allowed.. It is! I swear!

No one will ever force you to matter

Dance if you would at the foot of my ladder

Energy and drive heeds freedoms call

New recruits prepared to fall

Can we ever forget the price they pay

Ever thankful for Independence day!

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To my beautiful daughters who I'm so very thankful for.
Heaven showered down it's waters on my life giving me so much more.
Acrostic poem of thankfulness with a huge smile on my face.
Never have I felt so blessed, and I long for my babies embrace!
Kisses, hugs, kind comments can show your thankfulness to others.
So special love to sisters, brothers, dads, and especially mothers!
Generosity can go a long way, so always express your gratitude.
If it's inspiration you need on this Thanksgiving Day, then enjoy grandma's food!
Visiting family and friends, and making amends can do wonders for the soul!
It can be an exciting Thanksgiving weekend, just watch the kids around the chocolate bowl!
No one should be alone on this day, so invite a friend over for a glorious meal.
Giving love to others should always be the way for you can help a wounded heart to heal!

*Wrote for Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen's contest Thanksgiving Day!

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Land of Silent Night

S o very long ago
I love the story told
L ovely night was bestowed
E nd of the great road
N owhere to sleep for the night
T own was full tonight

N ow the two went to a barn
I nsanely beautiful the sight
G reat baby born to us
H alleluiah to the newborn King
T omorrow made brighter due to Him

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Francine Roberts' "Holiday Acrostic Challenge" contest


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Happy New Year(Resolutionless)

Happy birthday to me
Another year wiser/wider
Please no resolutions
Pray for our country to come out of the recession
Year of getting it all together

End this year
With praise and give happiness next year

Yesterday's gone-get over it!
Encourage our fellow people
Adopt a puppy
Remember the good things in our lives

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For Carol Brown's Happy New Year acrostic  contest!
Thanks Carol for the Challenge, It helped cheer me up today!

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Christmas Love Came Down

Christmas Love Came Down

Christmas cheers chime as chubby cheeked children anticipate and wait. 
Hoping that they have lived well enough for presents up to this date.
Reality relies on the realizations that love from parents and God give joy.  Really!
Infinite love shares Santa tales enticing dreams of toys for girls and boys.
Dream-like love shows as Santa sits in malls with smiles; children sharing hopes. 
Tantalizing wistfulness wanders through young hearts that overtake rational scopes.
Mesmerizing melodies with memories of merriments or maladies gone mad.
Alas, across all aquifers amid alluring skies, altered human awareness seizes…
Santa Clause, a man whose love, once endured the gravest times. Image, freezes!

Legendary love embraced.  He lived a life of giving to humble hearts.  He eased fears.  
Oh, how his happy helping hallowed our Lord and Savior.  Saving secret tears.
Very well, Saint Nicholas followed teachings and examples of his Lord, our Lord.  
Every night, out of sight, he would secretly deliver. Food and gifts all poverty adored.

Caring and sharing He gave of his wealth to his fellow man with needs.
Almighty God looked down and blessed him more for his good deeds.
Miracles and hope uplifted kindhearted men who in those days joined in. 
Eliminating selfish ways, demonstrating love like Christ had shown on earth to men. 

Deliverer exemplified by the actions of one caring man.  A man, like Christ with myrrh.
Offerings of love, gifts given celebrate Jesus Christ, our Savior's holy birth.
We show our love for Him when unto others we, like Him, help them abide.
Needing no glory for the good we give, since Christ came down.  His love thrived.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
December 1, 2009

Inspired by: 
Poetry Soup Member Contest LOVE CAME DOWN 	 
Sponsored by: Brian Strand

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A New Year, A New Walk

Here upon a chilly eve
A new year is conceived
People sing with lavish joy
Praising all the year has been
Yearly we meet and celebrate

Now what has become of us
Entails us to new journeys
Wherever they may lead, we shall go

Young and old tread new walks
Every path becomes anew
And the journeys left behind us
Remind us of who we are

(Inspired by Carol Brown's contest, "HAPPY NEW YEAR")

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Silent Night

Snuggled deep beneath my sheets,
Imaginary thoughts electrify my heart beat,
Lacy dresses that shimmer and shine,
Eight days away from work flutter through my mind,
Necklacesess and rings dipped in white gold,
Time is ticking; my patience fits a child’s mold.

Neighborhood lights twinkle through my frosted blinds,
Illuminating my bedroom walls with colorful Christmas designs,
Gradually my lids grow heavy, while I attempt one more peep,
Hoping that the dancing snowflakes outside my window the ground will decide to keep,
Telling myself tomorrow mornings will come faster if I fall asleep.


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New Years Double Acrostic

Hoping your times are all easy and not rougH All to be considered a triumph without dilemmA Passing into a new year without any hardshiP Pervasive good luck follow you down or uP Your entire new year, may you laugh and be happY Never may you worry or have a concerN Ending the old year with hope that’s genuinE With the coming new year, may blessings reneW Your entire family, may they all enjoY Each and every day in the new year completE All your harvests amount to a plethorA Repeating as they did last yeaR This is a double acrostic. The last letter in each line is the same as the first.

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Hats on
Paper plates ready?
Please don't drop any crumbs
Your glass
Empty yet?
Won't you have some more?
Almost upon us
Ready, "Happy new year"

Happy New Year - Acrostic competition entry

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HAPPY New Year

HAPPY New Year 

Happy hours whole-heartedly hold to habitual hilarities.
Abandoned attitudes and aspirations are assessed as antiquity.
Party partakers posing for pictures postpone philanthropy.
Preliminary performances playfully present pasts poetically. 
Yesterday's yearnings yield to Yuletide yelps for yonder years.
Necessity notices not nations’ nicest New Year's nights.
Elegance eludes excessive extravagance effectively.  
Waste not… Want not… Work lots… Win!  

Yesterdays years yielded yellow-yarrow yawns.
Every exploration envisioned endless eons.
Annual ambitions are articulated, and appraised. 
Resolutions 2010 respectfully resolve righteousness rules!  

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    December 20, 2009

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Quaint Unique Isle Engages Thoughts

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Black Friday

B argains, bargains, bargains!
L ines of people around the store,
A nticipating treasures,
C osting less than ever before.
K eeping eyes wide open,

F or extra friendly deals.
R acing, reaching, grabbing,
I nclined to grunt and squeal.
D ignity takes a back seat,
A s agressive shoppers push,
Y ielding dispositions not so sweet.


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Hurry handsome guys and pretty gals
Another year cheerfully arrives
Proper attire is a must
Paul's tuxedo is not black
Yolanda seems angry and upset
Harry spilled vodka on her dress
" Old man, stop " the sexy Spanish lady said
Larry's face turned deep red
Irene laughed so did silly Fred  
Daniel knew why he was afraid
Annie told him he messed with her head
Year after year " Old Lang Syne " is sung
Sobriety is not allowed in this happy club

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Hope acquired and wedded to 
Action will always
Play a crucial and
Prominent role in attaining
Your goals 

Nurturing solid plans
Endorses strong personal
Will and determination 

Yielding favorably

Entry in Carol's "Happy New Year" Acrostic Contest

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Silent Night

So much for that in my childhood.
Irrational idioms slinging often.
Loads and loads of arguing.
Everyday from 6am to 6am.
Not at home anymore in my own place,
To get over him.

No night I had peace had to go to bed angry at dad.
I hated the awful experience of him opening Hell's
Gates with his hurtful words of hate towards me, my mom, and others
He did not love. He loved some but not all
The awful turbulent troll rolls in guilt while I'm at my own home with silent nights.

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Surroundings Saturate

Cut off vision Listen Open-mindedly Surroundings saturating Enter Every Yearning cell_totally Engage Spirit
Click on about this poem

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Thank You ,Lord, This Christmas

Another holiday season.
Lots of success.
Legacy being built.

People may hate on me.
Refuse to let them shake me.
All things work together for my good.
In Your plan for my life. 
Seeds being sown.
Everyday is a winding road.
So, I’ll roll with the punches.

Tough days I had this year.
Owe mighty praises to You mighty Father.

You helped me do things that I never thought I could do.
Only You are the key to prosperity. You Father,
Unlocked the doors that I had locked due to my negativity.

wrote 12-25-09

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Extra special part of 
April and
Sometimes March
The Easter bunny comes along to give candy, colorful 
Eggs , cookies, and other
Rich treats.

wrote 2-17-10

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Happy New Year

Hear the ramblings as the count down now begin.
A few seconds later toasting with champagne or gin,
Pressings tender kisses upon loved ones lips.
Preparing for a new year with precious tips,
Yes, we all make a promise to stop something.

Nearer to our loved ones, our heart does sing.
Even the children at home, watch the ball drop.
Wearing pajamas celebrate, drinking milk or pop.

You and I my dear we kiss and hug for our love so.
Every year the same though we find a different glow.
Again, this year, we find ourselves growing old.
Realizing that our faith and love, worth more than gold

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Happy New Year

Here I 
Am again
Praying that  I finally am
Productive in every action this
Year and ever after.

New year’s resolutions
Evolve into I 
Wish I coulds’’

Yes here I go again
Every year wanting to
Appear smaller as the world
Revolves again around the sun.

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Merry Christmas

My friends and enemies, I send best wishes of cheer.
Especially my poetic friends, I send joy next year.
Rich talent of words I wish, to all those who read.
Rhythmic flow in all poetic lines, expressed indeed.
Your lines of poetry, blessed with joy so sincere.

Christmas time has joy and happiness for all.
Having peace and love, shared broad and tall,
Reaching out to others, giving with true feelings,
I send out to poetry soup family, great dealings.
Secret blessings from the spirit of this season,
True passion of faith, my heart sends in reason.
Merry Christmas, to all the poets on the earth,
Allowing their freedom of words with worth,
Sincerely, I wish superb and joyous mirth.

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Tides wash over painted toes.
Rum rains down;Reptiles sun.
Ocean waves; Oracles with desired lies.
Palm treed Paradise with insects.
Islands with beautiful barefooted influences
Careless days and nights; secret caves and coves.
Abundant atmosphere; fruited alcohol attractions.
Lovers under the lagoon's night sky.
~ ~ ~   Leafy layers of Tropical Life.

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A candied feast
Laughter afar
Lighted pumpkins
Evil lurking

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Haunted houses
an arrow through the skull
laughing witches on broomsticks
leering black cats
Orange pumpkins with fiery eyes
wild costumes
Every scream frightens
every breath electrifies
Now~~ BOO!

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Tides wash over painted toes.
Rum rains down; Reptiles sun.
Ocean waves; Oracles with desired lies.
Palm treed Paradise with insects.
Islands with beautiful barefooted influences
Careless days and nights; secret caves and coves.
Abundant atmosphere; fruited alcohol attractions.
Lovers under the lagoon's night sky.

Leafy layers of Tropical Life.

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Thanksgiving Day

Thank you God for the many blessings
Heaven is uplifting and enormous teaching and learning
Ate beautiful turkey meal with all the fixings
Need to hear and answer of prayers
Kiss the cooked that prepared the meal
Sit down with family 
Get-together and fellowship
In love and memory of those that fight oversees
view of butter laden turkey
Impressive memories and meaning
Notwithstanding numerous bounty
Giving thanks to God for he made us

Delightful and delectable  feast
Answers prayers
Yesterday, today and future