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A Christmas Tradition

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A Christmas Tradition

So many traditions run deep in all of our families, And each holiday calls for a memorable and worthy gathering. At Christmas, one tradition fills our hearts with glee! When caught up in the season of joy; sadness, never harboring! We find that it matters not whether a leaf has fallen from our tree, And sailed on angels' wings to join the celebration above. We reminisce of yesteryears assured their spirits are free... Free from turmoil and chaos; free to taste purest love. High upon the Christmas tree, there, amongst sparkling colored balls; Tucked between precious old ornaments and brilliant, festive lights, Hang these amazing balls of glass; bearing the names of all. They're protected by the extra padded skirt made of satin- red and white Time will not dissolve memories or the love and affection which flows, When kindred spirits, on Christmas morn, gather to hear the sacred story. We’d recall the prudent sayings; simple stories that nurture, still, our souls, While in harmony, young ones and old, celebrate God’s majestic glory! ~*~
Note: For the Contest, "Traditions" 12/11 *Ist Place

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  1. Date: 12/21/2011 4:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem :) Best regards, Jon

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 5:16:00 PM
    wow, what an amazing tradition. I never heard of this one before. And it's a great philosophy that you have on death! Congrats on your number one win.

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 12/20/2011 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Andrea.. it's especially exciting to the grandchildren.
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Annalise congrats on your win, sounds like great times..David

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 12/20/2011 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you David.. Christmas is always the greates time!
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 1:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win.. Wonderful traditions supurbly told. Love, joyce

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 12/20/2011 6:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Joyce!
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 1:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Paula's "Traditions" contest Annalise. Love, Carol

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 12/20/2011 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carol! Looks like we won't be having any snow here and I'm kinda disappointed! Still...there's no time like Christmas! Have lots of fun!
  1. Date: 12/16/2011 2:32:00 PM
    Christmas traditions,memories,Christmas tree,famely in harmony .... that is Christmas.Lovly poem Annalise. #Christmas is coming# - #Annabel# OXOX Love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 9:03:00 AM
    Beautiful nostalgic piece, Annalise. Merry Xmas to you x

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 6:24:00 PM
    Enjoyed your Christmas tradition beautifully described Annalise, thank you for sharing it, love,vie

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 10:33:00 AM
    It's the memories of Christmases like this that keep my going, Annalise. A lovely, nostalgic write. Winning wishes for you, dear friend! Love, Carolyn