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The Christmas Chills

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The Christmas Chills

Shopping! Shopping!
Christmas shopping!
I have had enough,
It's stressing me out;
I gather all the gift lists
And toss them into the fire.
I pull the plug on
all the Christmas decor
And bang shut
the door and the windows
against a howling, frosty
and starless night,
And a melee of kith and kin;
I shut off the Christmas music
And plunge my home
in total darkness and silence.

I drop down on my knees -
Depressed, sorrowful and forlorn -
I fold my hands; bow my head
and cry silently, trying to
lighten the turmoil within,
To mend the lilt of true spirit
that time has set awry.

Way past midnight
I light a solitary candle
And venture to gather
some warmth from its
gentle and heartening glow!

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  1. Date: 12/15/2012 4:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Abdul xx

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:42:00 PM
    Abdul, Congratulations with your lovely deep win enjoyed the imagery. Goodnight :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:40:00 PM
    Congratulations Abdul...Seren

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 6:41:00 PM
    thank you' Sandy