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A Visit From Santa Claus

It was Christmas Eve, not a soul made a sound, And not so much as a mouse could be found, The children had hung their stockings on the hearth, As a quiet, peacefulness gently fell upon the Earth, My family were all asleep, their heads full of dream, Of Santa's arrival with his eight reindeer team, Father in his nightcap, slept soundly in bed, And Mother in her nightgown of green and red, When all of a sudden I heard a commotion, And jumped out of bed with a curious notion, I ran to the window and pulled open the curtain, I thought it must be Santa Claus for certain, New fallen snow shone bright below the moon, Giving the illusion of daylight in mid afternoon, I looked out my open window despite the cold, When a sight met my eyes, wondrous to behold, A lively, old gentleman aboard a great sleigh, With eight flying reindeer leading the way, As quick as a bolt of lightning out of the sky, He called to each one as they rocketed by, "Now, Donner! Now, Vixen! Now, Dasher and Dancer, On, Cupid! On, Blitzen! On, Comet and Prancer, Leap up to the wall and onto the rooftop, Dash away all and let us make our first stop!" They flew through the air with much ease, Like dry autumn leaves on a sudden breeze, The reindeer landed so smooth and swift, Along with Santa and a sleigh full of gifts, I heard their hoofs pawing upon the shingle, And joyful laughter from that old Kris Kringle, I ran downstairs to catch a glimpse of his face, Just as he came down, out of the fireplace, He was cloaked in red with a fur trimmed suit, And covered in soot from his hat to his boot, A large sack full of presents he carried along, He opened it up as he hummed a Christmas song, With much merriment his blue eyes twinkled, His face was joyful, and yet somewhat wrinkled, His cheeks were blushed like the berries in holly, His snow white beard was long and quite jolly, From his pipe came out a great puff of smoke, He began his work and not a word he spoke, Santa Claus was tall, with a belly quite round, And his laughter was a most glorious sound, I looked on with glee as a smile crossed my face, When he approached and gave me a warm embrace, Then, Santa placed several gifts beneath our tree, Something for the children, and Father, and me, He filled the stockings with sugarplums and a toy, Which I know will delight my little girl and boy, The midnight hour on the mantel clock chimed, He turned, then back up the chimney he climbed, With a whistle he signaled for his reindeer to go, And away they flew with a hearty, "Ho, ho, ho!," Before disappearing Santa exclaimed from his sleigh, "To all a good night and a Happy Christmas Day!" (repost)

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Date: 12/21/2014 9:00:00 AM
splendid stuff Kelly, really enjoyed this piece, habve a blessed christmas, Gordon
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Date: 12/6/2014 11:01:00 PM
Hear Brenda "...I can imagine it was a lot of work to do this." I can not say it better,congrats Kelly...huggs
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/15/2014 12:49:00 AM
Thank you for the kind congrats. I appreciate it very much, Kayode... As I mentioned to Brenda, this poem was a labor of love. It has the exact same number of lines as "The Night Before Christmas", which is a favorite poem of mine! Hugs :)
Date: 12/6/2014 10:18:00 PM
I'm glad Santa still calls it Christmas. Well done Kelly, I can imagine it was a lot of work to do this. Congratulations on your first place win.
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Date: 12/15/2014 12:28:00 AM
I'm glad that he does, too. I've always called it Christmas and that tradition will never change... Thank you for the nice comments and kind congrats, Brenda. This poem took some time to write, but it was a labor of love. "The Night Before Christmas" has always been a favorite of mine!
Date: 12/6/2014 8:31:00 AM
Well penned poem, congrats on the win
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/14/2014 12:52:00 AM
Thank you for the kind congrats, Dr. Ram!
Date: 12/6/2014 8:23:00 AM
I'm pleased to see you on the podium!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/14/2014 12:43:00 AM
Thank you, Rick. It is an honor to be there!
Date: 12/5/2014 9:20:00 PM
Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/13/2014 12:56:00 AM
Thank you, Debbie!
Date: 12/5/2014 9:20:00 PM
Wow... this is great Kelly...love it...Congrats on your win
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/13/2014 12:48:00 AM
I'm happy that you've enjoyed it, Joseph. This poem has become a favorite of mine... Thank you for the kind congrats!
Date: 12/5/2014 7:18:00 PM
Hi Kelly, we came by to read your poem again and congratulate you on your win! Hugs, Rhonda & Dylan
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/13/2014 12:41:00 AM
Hi Rhonda & Dylan, thank you both so much. I really appreciate the kind congratulations! Hugs :)
Date: 12/5/2014 5:03:00 PM
Just back to congratulate you on your first place win.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/12/2014 6:28:00 PM
Thank you for the kind congrats, Maurice!
Date: 12/5/2014 3:50:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats on your win Kelly:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/12/2014 1:49:00 AM
Thank you very much for the kind congrats, Jan. Hugs!
Date: 12/5/2014 9:38:00 AM
Beautiful! A Fav!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/12/2014 1:20:00 AM
Thank you so much for faving this poem, my friend. It has become a favorite of mine, too!
Date: 11/30/2014 1:56:00 AM
I adored this!!!! Merry CHristmas!!!!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/3/2014 1:39:00 AM
Merry Christmas to you, Arthur! I'm so happy you liked it!
Date: 11/29/2014 5:22:00 AM
this is fantastic Kelly what an outstanding pen I love it so glad you reposted it hugs fav + 7
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Date: 11/30/2014 6:30:00 PM
This poem was a joy to write. I'm so happy you've enjoyed reading it, Shadow. Thank you so much for faving this one! Hugs :)
Date: 11/28/2014 8:41:00 AM
a chrismas blessing to read kelly very beautifully penned piece dear friend bless you smiling loved the puff of smoke
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/30/2014 1:48:00 PM
I'm so happy that you've enjoyed this one, Liam. It was such a fun poem to write... Thank you once again for your wonderful comments!
Date: 11/26/2014 12:06:00 AM
VERY nicely done, Kelly. It reminded me of the way books are sometimes abbreviated or changed to different words but retaining almost the same meaning. A sure winner.
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Date: 11/25/2014 5:28:00 AM
A great one inspired by the traditional poem/story of old..I enjoyed reading this one today..Sara
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/30/2014 12:35:00 AM
Thank you, Sara. I'm happy that you've enjoyed this poem!... "The Night Before Christmas" has always been a favorite poem, since I was a kid. So, it was a joy to write this tribute!
Date: 11/24/2014 9:31:00 AM
this brightens my day as your lilting words cheer me up.. much enjoyed, Kelly!... huggs
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/29/2014 1:31:00 AM
I'm happy that my poem has made you smile, Nette! ...Thank you very much for your nice comments. Hugs :)
Date: 11/23/2014 7:24:00 PM
A fun and joyful Christmas poem, Kelly! My son, Dylan, and I read it together tonight. He loved it! Best wishes if for a contest...hugs, Rhonda (&Dylan)
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/29/2014 12:59:00 AM
Thank you very much, Rhonda. I was truly touched by your kind comments. I'm so happy that you and Dylan enjoyed reading my poem! Hugs to you both :)
Date: 11/23/2014 10:18:00 AM
How very entertaining, Kelly! Good thing you reposted this since I had not read it before. I think I'll go get my granddaughter to read it....she'll most certainly enjoy it (like I did:). Hugs // paul
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/29/2014 12:39:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind words, Paul. I'm glad you've enjoyed reading this poem and I hope that Valentina did, as well! Hugs :)
Date: 11/23/2014 8:57:00 AM
Thanks for reposting, this is a fun write.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/26/2014 1:40:00 AM
You're welcome, Richard. I'm happy that you enjoyed it!
Date: 11/23/2014 5:06:00 AM
A charming tale Kelly with wonderful imagery - Happy Christmas to you too:-) hugs jan xx
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/26/2014 12:31:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jan. This poem was a joy to write! I'm happy that you liked it.... Happy Christmas! Hugs :)
Date: 11/23/2014 1:05:00 AM
Tremendous write Kelly so well penned! Gl in contest my friend!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/25/2014 1:53:00 AM
Thank you so much, Dr. Upma... It was fun to write this tribute to "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore. I'm so happy that you enjoyed it, my friend!
Date: 11/22/2014 10:14:00 PM
Merry Christmas!!! Kelly , good write :) blessing eve
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/25/2014 1:32:00 AM
Merry Christmas to you, Eve! Thank you for your kind words! :)