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A Mother's Love

She felt bone-tired and weary 
it was such a cold night 
on this 
the most magnificent 
night 
of her life 

She had ridden for miles 
offering her husband 
brave smiles 
their faithful donkey 
plodded along 
on this miraculous night 
sung of 
in our Christmas songs 

As the pain tore through her 
she suffered 
in silence 
meeting each wave 
with love in her heart 
meeting each in awe of 
the life that would start 

The night was clear 
a sky full of stars 
but none could compare to 
Bethlehem’s star 

Mighty kings looked up in wonder 
hastening their pace 
they had a long way to go 
to reach that blessed place 

There were sheep 
and cows near by 
but no baby's toys 
just a new world 
of love and joy 
at the birth of 

one special boy

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  1. Date: 11/7/2011 1:37:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Holiday Poem"contest Lisa. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:16:00 PM

    LISA ;-) CONGRATULATIONS, thank you for supporting my contest... I'm just dropping by to give everyone a warm congratulations and gratitude from the heart. ((you may get this comment more than once, if you entered more than one of my contest this week)) Have a wonderful weekend, GOD BLESS,..p.d.
  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:20:00 AM

    Congrats, Lisa. Beautifully written. Enjoyed. Nice going, girl. Kudos. Best to you and yours. luv Ralph

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