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HOLIDAY HOME - OUTSIDE MY HOME COUNTRY

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HOLIDAY HOME - OUTSIDE MY HOME COUNTRY

20 November 2010
By: Noel N. Villarosa

It’s been four years, away from my sweet home during Christmas day
Where I should share the family tradition at twelve and to cheer
To fix my webcam and headphone, and come what may
Welcome to my "Holiday Home" at this special time of year.

My wife and son displaying a warmth in their smile, reaching hands
With sluggish movements and static sound, trying to project it clear
At the peak of use of internet, bandwidth traffic,  I tried to withstand
Welcome to my "Holiday Home" at this special time of year.

My wife with hand-held webcam tried to rotate to tour me inside
They have fixed old Christmas tree and angels as pendant for a bright nightwear
At the base, a glimpse of wrapped gifts with laces soon to be untied
Welcome to my "Holiday Home" at this special time of year.

I can hear voices of children doing their caroling
Barking dogs seem would like to join as their backup singer
My wife whispered to my son, ‘please give these coins as a sign for thanking’ 
Welcome to my "Holiday Home" at this special time of year.

The threshold of a doorway, visitors do come and bringing gifts
The elders incite parlor games with special gifts and cash to stir
Only happened after family went to a midnight mass for spiritual uplift
Welcome to my "Holiday Home" at this special time of year.

A portrait of the Holy Family on the first Christmas eve
Within that stable, baby Jesus was lying in a manger
On Christmas eve, Jesus will visit every home and this is to believe
Welcome to my "Holiday Home" at this special time of year.


5TH place in "HOLIDAY HOME" contest 
Contest Date:  12/16/2010    
Sponsored by: Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S.  

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  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Hello Noel, a very special poem and moent for you... some how the holidays always stay and reside on the inside. A blessing poem..LINDA

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 3:27:00 PM
    Nice write, Noel. Congrats on your win in the contest with it! Dan C

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 10:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Noel in Linda's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 10:09:00 AM
    Noel, congratulations on a big 5th place win, worthy of all honor. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 11:40:00 PM
    Many congrats Noel on coveted win in Linda's contest with this beautiful entry. Luv/Best wishes.......Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 3:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Linda, Noel

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 10:56:00 AM
    Congrats Noel on your success in my Holiday Home contest with this beautiful entry.. thankxx for supporting my contests with luv..

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 2:13:00 AM
    I have misty eyes reading this poem. .miles are a silent killer. .its tough to be so far away from the place we call'Our home'.I'm sure Linda loved this gem. .great entry.

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 4:30:00 PM
    Happy thanksgiving day, Noel

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:55:00 AM
    thankxxx Noel for your prayers and your blog comment today.. am a little worried but we will wait and see what results show luv.. thankxxx...

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 9:40:00 PM
    This is a most unusual outlook and gosh, where are you then??? Are you military? Linda is going to love this so much, Noel. Hey, even your name is so chirstmasy!! I enjoyed this poem and your comment to me. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 1:27:00 PM
    A wonderful entry for Linda-Marie's "Holiday Home" Contest, Noel! And I must say, I do love your Holiday Home, especially the last stanza! Always good to have a Nativity Scene to remind us what Christmas is all about.. Blessings to you and your family, always, Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 1:16:00 PM
    Appreciate u supporting my current contest Noel..will read fully at judging time luv.. good luck and a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving to u and your lovely family my friend...

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 8:42:00 AM
    It's a shame you haven't been able to enjoy spending Christmas at home with your wife and son for four years, Noel. It sounds like such a special "holiday home." To me the most important part is seeing that manger and remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Best wishes for success in the contest! Have a blessed holiday -- I hope you can be at home this year! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 7:30:00 AM
    Good work..Good luck in the contest with this very enlightening write on how you celebrate Christmas..Sara

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 6:20:00 AM
    Very inviting and peaceful holiday home you have, Good luck, Noel

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 5:06:00 AM
    Excellent write my friend whole construction I must say is awesome well done and keep the pain flowing in and outta your mind----kelechi

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 5:02:00 AM
    This is a different and creative look at a poem for this contest. I just couldnt come up with anything different. Well done. BG

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 5:02:00 AM
    This is a different and creative look at a poem for this contest. I just couldnt come up with anything different. Well done. BG

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 2:02:00 AM
    this a well written poem