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A Light-Hearted Christmas


 late at night
 a shepherd
 woke his wife

 I saw...heard
 angels sing
 in the sky!

 it’s the wine
 she mumbled
 or UFOs!

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In this case UFOs is 2 syllables
Contest by Charles Messina
Placed 2nd
© 18th December 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/10/2019 2:01:00 PM
Wow Paul, belated Congratulations on your second placement with your excellent haiku my friend! : ) xxoo
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/11/2019 3:36:00 PM
Thank you, Connie. I chose humour to make up for all the serious entries which I came across :) Regards // paul
Date: 1/4/2019 4:10:00 PM
Hi Paul, I loved the fun element in this wonderful write. Love this slightly different view Paul, I generally, love the fun I feel when reading this excellent piece. Congratulations on your win Paul. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 1/6/2019 2:14:00 PM
Thank you, Mike. Except for a cold plus cold weather all has been plain sailing, my friend. Hope you are keeping well. Regards // paul
Date: 1/2/2019 12:46:00 PM
Love how you used humor Very few did this way!! Congrats and Happy New year, my friend.
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Date: 1/2/2019 5:06:00 PM
Pleased that you enjoyed it, Andrea...thank you. Happy New Year to you and your family!
Date: 1/2/2019 7:24:00 AM
Cute one.. Congrats on your winning work. Way to go. Sara
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Date: 1/2/2019 11:48:00 AM
Thank you for liking, Sara. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a fine start to the New Year! Regards // paul
Date: 1/1/2019 11:39:00 PM
- Congratulations on your win in the Charlieku, Paul :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/2/2019 11:43:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise:) Loved your winning entry, too! Hugs // paul
Date: 1/1/2019 8:48:00 PM
Another one I must have over-looked, Paul. This is great with awesome imagery. I love the last stanza. Congratulations on your placement in my contest. Wish you a very Healthy and Happy New Year...All the best...Charlie
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Date: 1/2/2019 11:38:00 AM
Back again...I realized that the result now shows on 2019, not 2018!! I'll blame it on old age:)
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Date: 1/2/2019 11:31:00 AM
Thank you, Charles. I have been to check out the winning list, but so far it does not show anywhere! Wishing you all the very best that the New Year is capable of handing out to you! // paul
Date: 12/22/2018 9:02:00 AM
Lol! Paul, I really enjoyed this. Nice hilarious twist at the end. This is a sure win. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/22/2018 9:13:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed it, Alexis. I read many serious entries, so opted for a different approach:) Best regards // paul
Date: 12/19/2018 7:42:00 AM
LOL I enjoyed this Paul :)
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Date: 12/22/2018 9:12:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi:) All the best // paul
Date: 12/19/2018 7:24:00 AM
ha ha ha so funny Paul:-) thanks for my first giggle of the day from soup:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/19/2018 12:34:00 PM
Pleased to hear you laughing, Jan:) Hope you had a lovely day. Hugs // paul
Date: 12/19/2018 7:23:00 AM
Perhaps he saw the angels and the UFOs..there is room up there for so much more ..especially after a few drinks..well done, Paul.
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Date: 12/19/2018 10:31:00 AM
Drinks can befuddle the mind, Vijay, but in some cases they light up what usually cannot be seen! Regards // paul
Date: 12/19/2018 7:13:00 AM
So she is more inclined to believe he's seeing UFOs than angels. Hmm, it appears she's the one who had too much wine. Clever write, my friend. Best wishes in Charlie's contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/19/2018 10:02:00 AM
Perhaps she can be excused, Carolyn, considering that she was half asleep! Apart from that, some people must see before they believe! Thank you for your feedback and much appreciated support. Hugs // paul
Date: 12/19/2018 5:01:00 AM
Haha with too much wine you can see anything. Love the name Paul. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Tom P.S. Good luck. I'm only just getting back on my horse last few days I've had the flu but on the mend now.
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Date: 12/19/2018 10:06:00 AM
Thank you, Tom. Your absence was noticeable; hope you'll soon be as active as ever. ~ May you and your family also have a most happy Christmas and the very best for 2019. // paul