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A Peaceful Christmas Eve

I shall enjoy the quiet of this Christmas Eve Reminiscing about Christmases past, Thinking about a lost love that will cleave The heart, but memories do last and last. Remembering those most treasured moments I shall relish the solitude of this Christmas Eve For tomorrow the danger of a war foments And some young soldiers must take their leave. Listening to soft carol sounds, I shall grieve While sipping a hot toddy of brandy and cider There shall be blessed quietness this Christmas Eve But I’ll be wishing I were sitting here beside her. It’s not likely I’ll be interrupted in my solace Friends and family will have taken their leave Preparations for Christmas were quite aweless I shall treasure the peace of this Christmas Eve.
Written November 12, 2022 submitted to "November or December Quatrain" Poetry Contest sponsored by Caren Krutsinger

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Date: 11/13/2022 3:44:00 AM
Milt, a great emotive poem, full of sadness and grief as well as acceptance and peace, well done!
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L Milton Hankins
Date: 11/13/2022 8:04:00 AM
Thank you so much, Tania. Your comment is so encouraging to me. I appreciate it.
Date: 11/12/2022 8:43:00 PM
Wow, the sentiment is so powerful Milt, Love the insight to Christmas, as one keeps the memory of a loved one most dear. Love how you manage to blend the sadness with the thrill and happiness of it all. I wish you the very best...Harry
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L Milton Hankins
Date: 11/13/2022 8:05:00 AM
Harry, thanks so much for your encouraging comment.

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