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Santa's sack of little souls

Charmaine Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Santa's sack of little souls

Play violin,Play Solitude
Play the note of broken voices
Eternal eclipse of my soul
Why am i still hoping?
Last night held a dream
the colour of a sunrise
the fragrance of a jasmine
 and the beauty of a child
Another year awaits
cold snowflakes in my porch
the fluttering wings of
red breasted cardinals
by the window-pane
lit candles on a tree
and carols in the street
Another year i walk barefoot
to the Cathedral
Another year i kneel
Without my faith in God
Another year i return home
to a silent cradle
to a wooden rocking chair
which makes no creeking sound
Another December
blooms with red hollies everywhere
But not here 
Here between the still digits
of the clock
all there is are petals
of withering chrysanteniums
Here,Santa never visits
and Halloween never ends.

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 5:35:00 PM
    I read this poem again and was no less moved the second time. You are very talented.

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 9:35:00 AM
    At first I thought this was going to be a really good piece about the pleasures of Christmas, but then it was dramatically the opposite. The transition was so smooth it caught me off-guard. Thanks for such fine writing. J

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 10:23:00 PM
    It seemed so sad. I scrolled down to see it was meant for a friend who lost a baby. That made it even more special to know that. and how you so beautifully portrayed the sorrow of it all. Wondrous poetry!

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 8:36:00 AM
    wow this is just awesome, so full of emotions,, an amazing poem///

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 6:25:00 AM
    Wonderfully written! Santa will come for he loves you!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 11:24:00 AM
    Touching piece my friend.. hugs Michael

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:35:00 AM
    My voice is caught in my throat, if not for my fingers I could not respond. What an emotional piece. Brilliant choice of words and emotions. I sincerely hope this is not your current experience. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:03:00 AM
    Dear Charmaine..,this is indeed a heart wrenching poem,such a reality check-in on life`s sometimes cruel sides.One of my great friends from back in childhood days,experienced loosing a baby.Extremely well written my friend..Hugs~Arild

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 12:29:00 AM
    Sopita!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:06:00 PM
    I just read your comment below... I didnt get it! Im sorry for my silly comment. I got a wrong message.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:03:00 PM
    I was realllllly missing your poetry...so...keep writing! : ) Have a lovely morning! Ruben.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 5:21:00 PM
    nicely penned Charma......with a haunting undertone...best wishes

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Such a heart wrenching poem. Excellent write! though sad.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:02:00 AM
    Beautiful poem :) Makes one think about the holidays L) Much enjoyed! -JuliMichelle

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:06:00 AM
    the harsh reality,great write Charmaine

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 4:56:00 PM
    Amazing poem, Charma... haunting yet beautiful as it touches the soul. Mourning is just for a time, thank goodness... I'm always the last to know anything, nevertheless, my warmest congratulations on your little one's birth! May God bless you both today and always... Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 2:05:00 PM
    Loss is a very hard thing to deal with indeed.It can stir alot of evil to dwell inside the person.Anger,resentment,rage,jelousy, heartache,bitterness,and then leave emptiness...We are all given lessons in life to learn.To strengthen us,and help us overcome..A very sad write,but well written..And that new pic is so cute! It almost brought me tears of joy by just seeing that.. :o)

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Hope Santa has received notice of the gorgeous little baby in your home. (soooo cute, smiling even in sleep) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:09:00 AM
    First soupmail. Next I read this and I didn't know what to think. I looked at it"s artistic value it was very beautiful. But comming from a friend it became a letter to me. And I said I have to pray for my little mermaid. I hope thing won't take as long for your thing to straighten out as it did mine. It may be a test to see if your ready for the 21st. Stay faithful no matter what.

    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 12/6/2012 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi situation.. Its ok..my frend miscarried her baby when i was close to have mine..the other event was about 3yrs ago.Embracing my child today my thougjts went to my friends..how painful it must have.been and how would i have reacted if it was me bur in reality i have all fairh in God ..tnks for worrying
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 8:50:00 AM
    a brilliant and profound write my dear friend .. so sorry to read your comment of these two tragic events right near holidays .. sensitive expressions luv .. feel the emotion from your heart thru your pen .. sm ..also updating my list of fav poets too and adding u on again as I lost my last list ..

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