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Christmas Magic

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Christmas Magic

A small bundle, briquette, blanket wrapped
held close to heart. Soon the new.
We wonder will we be trapped?
When we travel along the road, back
through time to our roots, our father’s
father and beyond our mother’s mother.

Lamps turn down, collars turn upward.
Blue night ablaze with stars, some fall
Burst. Like the whisper of prayers, the word.
One star shines brighter than all, Venus?
Candlelight flickers from doorways.
Laughter raucuous, cheerings of praise.

The balance between my life and my passage
flickers as if blown between the worlds
whose love would I hold up high like a mage?
No matter, the answer flows through me 
chaos of love the answer to all I seek
love to each, hugs to the other, cheek

to cheek. Lights out we are still ablaze
remembering all the light flickering down
like scents of pine, coal, cinnamon for days
and fall about us like snowflakes, we taste
wine, warmth burning through to numb toes
Are we there yet? When have we left? Who knows?

Sheri Fresonke Harper 11-30-2013

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 8:11:00 PM

    Oh my such a beautifully written poem lil' friend Sheri...you write wonderfully sweetie.:)

    Harper Avatar Sheri Fresonke Harper Date: 1/16/2014 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much for reading it Mary Jo!
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 2:00:00 PM

    Thanks Sheri for the original and exciting contest you created. I hadn't a clue what assonance and consonance were, and now feel that I am a better poet having learned. I am glad for the comment detailing what you liked about my poem too; very helpful to know what the strong points are.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:22:00 AM

    Sheri, Guess what? , The end of the year is approaching :) and there's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 4:37:00 PM

    love this deep, deep write, my friend

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 6:38:00 PM

    Wonderful write, very deep. an enjoyable read. thanks for sharing this poem. I believe we are always there, but not many realize this....peter

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 9:31:00 AM

    wonderful write Sheri...Merry Christmas

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:34:00 PM

    this poem has great atmosphere!!! Very eloquent writing.

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 4:38:00 PM

    what a lovely write

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 12:05:00 AM

    Beautiful inspiring thoughts, Sheri