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The Holiday On Highstreet Portsmouth VA

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The Holiday On Highstreet Portsmouth VA

Red ribbons  around the streetlights.
  The lights from the commadore theather 
are a reflection of the past.
Coblestone streets the historic district across the water 
buildings are lit  haunting  shadows over the water.

Once  a year closed streets seem to travle back in time.
Roasted penuts  street corner preformers.
Familys togather homeless on benches not all is beautiful and bright.

Sweet city so cold and gritty.
Christmas lights like neon signs call to my jaded soul.
 Horse and carrige ride down by the water.
New lovers getting lost in the moment an season.

I sit apon the steps of the old church share a bottle with 
My new best friend  smells of the city echo back to another time.
Lights and sounds reflect a holiday on highstreet.
Hands held  togther  when  in another  life it seems you 
were mine. 

Cold are the streets  carols fill this night.
If only more than once a year.
We could embrase this spirt.
Then trap it for one peaceful day.

The traffic apon  Highstreet  is  is slowing 
The festival crowd is fading.
The bottle of christmas cheer is almost gone
so along with the I must  be going.

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  1. Date: 12/7/2009 6:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well-deserved win in Carolyn's "Christmas in My Home Town" Contest, John! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/2/2009 11:57:00 AM
    John, congratulations on your win in Carolyn's contest >> James

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 11:02:00 PM
    Wonderful write, John! You've captured much detail in these short verses. Well written and much deserving of your win in Carolyn's contest! Congratulations! Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 7:12:00 PM
    Christmas has many various pictures and you have vividly drawn some of them in your winning poem. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 4:09:00 PM
    Congrats, John, on your winning poem in Carolyn's contest.. well deserved win.. blessings... luv.. Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 4:35:00 PM
    a very colorful Xmas. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 8:31:00 AM
    You paint a vivid picture, John, like "time in a bottle." I really like the way you describe the "reflection of the past," the present-day celebrations that continue and the fact that the spirit of the holiday lasts just a short time. Excellent work! Love you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 8:06:00 AM
    Well done....I can picture this scene as if I am watching a movie unfold. ! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 7:43:00 AM
    I can see why you are upset..this is a great poem..lots of truth here..Dont give up on us..BG