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A Child's Only Christmas

On Christmas Eve an Angel felt the sorrow of the Lord. Who wept for the many Children sentenced to perish by the sword. What alarm and consternation could sweep their lives away? By those who think a Child's extirpation would not lead their souls astray. As Doctors and their sycophants ply their trade with minatory skill. Know there are a thousand causes for which to die but none for which to kill. What sweet music would not be written and what songs would not be sung? What picture worth a thousand words would never unite the world as one? So 'Peace on Earth' to those who care but take from this to hear my plea. For every precious Child not born of Earth is a lost building block we need. And to those who cower in the dead of night afraid to speak for fear of enmity and strife. Please look deep within and feed your spirit... you may just save a Child's life. What disease would not be beaten and what further pain will be our curse? What person plagued by an unknown affliction would want to make things any worse? The Angel thought about such irony of a Child ripped tragically from its womb. Knowing such a Child may have held the key to a society's heightened gloom. So the Angel gathers up the Children who would not see the light of Christmas day. And takes them to the gates of Heaven to revel in the laughter they all displayed. But back on Earth... more decisions made to add another name to Heaven's scroll. But the Infant's death will not save our place as we abide another heinous stain upon our soul. So 'Peace on Earth' to those who care but take from this to hear my plea. For every precious child not born of Earth is a lost building block we need. And to those who cower in the dead of night afraid to speak for fear of enmity and strife. Please find your courage this Christmas Eve... and save a Child's life. The End *For The Darker Side of Christmas Poetry Contest Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux Date: December 15/2019

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Date: 2/17/2020 9:08:00 AM
Congrats on your first place finish. I must have been blind when I judged the first time. Well done!
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Date: 1/8/2020 10:35:00 AM
wow...poignant and powerful write David... this one was deep, touching and sad all at the same time... hugs
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David McHattie
Date: 1/20/2020 2:27:00 PM
Thanks Sandra. I try not to preach but it is an important subject. One worthy of debate by both sides. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 1/1/2020 1:53:00 PM
This is really a triumph, David, a masterpiece trumpeting the virtues and values of preserving life. (Love the dig at the doctors too)… Happy 2020 to you and yours! ~ Ex KEA customer (LOL)
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David McHattie
Date: 1/6/2020 7:00:00 PM
I think in 100 years we will look back on abortion the way we perceive the slavery of the previous centuries... 'What were we thinking!!' Stay frosty my friend.
Date: 12/25/2019 5:09:00 PM
Hello David … if we consider that life is the only thing we truly ever own, to be denied that is heartbreaking. Well written with a powerful message David - Lindsay
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David McHattie
Date: 1/6/2020 6:58:00 PM
As a wise person once said, 'It's amazing how all those in favor of abortion have already been born.' The hubris of their position just drives me nuts. Have a great day.
Date: 12/23/2019 10:06:00 AM
Hi David, I am having a contest for entries to my last two contests. I hope you will enter again with this superb piece.
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Date: 12/19/2019 8:57:00 AM
A very poignant and intense poem, David. I wish you well!
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David McHattie
Date: 12/20/2019 8:41:00 PM
Same to you Ralph. Have a happy holiday my friend.
Date: 12/16/2019 3:29:00 PM
Awesome write--I felt the intensity of your poem, David--this matter is so so complex!
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David McHattie
Date: 12/17/2019 6:13:00 PM
It is definitely one worthy of debate but sadly those who support abortion think their argument is made by being as loud as possible with their ears closed. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 12/16/2019 10:44:00 AM
Excellent poem!! So well written and true. A fav for me. Thank you for sharing David :)
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David McHattie
Date: 12/16/2019 2:21:00 PM
Thanks Heidi. I hope the 'speech' police don't cause me too much trouble. Have a great day.
Date: 12/15/2019 11:06:00 AM
Is this poem POTD yet? If not, it should be, methinks! (Haven't looked yet). David, it's a masterpiece. Right into my faves! Thanks, and Merry Xmas. Peace and Joy, Gershon
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David McHattie
Date: 12/15/2019 3:49:00 PM
Thanks Gershon. This is about as serious as I get. I will tolerate a lot of things and may even 'agree to disagree' on many subjects but on this I draw the line. Stay frosty my friend.
Date: 12/15/2019 10:27:00 AM
David, dear David, the very first poem I ever read here in 11 months that made me cry. You restore my faith in humanity. I wish there were more love and poetry here for human life. I tried to encourage women to get it rolling and failed. This is a poem with depth, meaning and a message. A FAVORITE!! And ..should be POTD beyond question! With love and respect, Panagiota
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 12/17/2019 10:27:00 AM
David, you probably heard about the thousands of dead fetuses, CHILDREN, found in garages in Indiana. Freaked me out. What is happening to the human race. Panagiota
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David McHattie
Date: 12/15/2019 3:46:00 PM
I pride my self in my tolerance and would certainly not want to sit in judgment of anyone but 'abortion' just drives me nuts. Thank you for your kind words. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 12/15/2019 9:13:00 AM
Beautiful words david, and a truthful statement. Every person counts, and children more then anything. Thank you David.
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David McHattie
Date: 12/15/2019 3:44:00 PM
I think in a hundred years we will look back on abortion the same way we look back on slavery. "What the hell were we thinking?' Have a great day my friend.
Date: 12/15/2019 1:49:00 AM
Completely in agreement...An informative write...
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David McHattie
Date: 12/15/2019 3:42:00 PM
Thanks Arturo. An important subject. I'm sure I'll lose a few readers with this one. Have a great day.