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I looked out my window on Christmas day
Flakes of snow falling no soul to be seen
A carpet of white where settling snow lay
Kids broke the silence with “Santa has been”.

Downstairs I went paper strewn all around
Their smiling faces a sight to behold
Loud squeals of delight a beautiful sound
A shame I thought that we have to grow old. 

Many won’t celebrate Christmas today
With wars and terror and no yuletide cheer
So do pray for them on this joyful day
No peace for them only horror and fear.

In our world today there is so much hate
Lets all strive for peace before it’s too late.


(gift for a lady)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/9/2018 2:19:00 AM
Excellent and lovely Christmas sentiments. Enjoyed reading it.
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Date: 12/9/2018 2:22:00 AM
Thank you very much Ravi, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/22/2018 12:03:00 AM
Tom, your sentiment and mine are so closely related and it is an honor to see that you extol this sentiment in a way that let's the reader know that in a world of turmoil and chaos, there is love and compassion as well. You convey that love and compassion in this poem and others that you have written. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas, my compassionate friend!
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Date: 11/22/2018 3:09:00 AM
Thank you very much Curtis for your kind words . I too wish you a happy thanksgiving and a happy Christmas. Tom.
Date: 11/20/2018 12:11:00 PM
a beautiful gift this was for a lady. Also I really felt the message in the conclusion of your lovely poem. I see this won a contest. Congrats for that. I am surprised I had not seen this one yet.
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Date: 11/20/2018 12:46:00 PM
Thank you very much Andrea, its sad that while we are celebrating many in the world are suffering. Tom
Date: 11/19/2018 1:36:00 PM
Hi Tom, such a wonderful sonnet. It is so sad that the world is as it is. Maybe one day things shall change, Maybe one day we can say this is our world, together, as one. A beautiful Christmas sonnet with such real content, such a vivid canvas painted by your flowing words. Myself, I am just a big kid come Christmas. I don't think I shall ever change in that respect. An excellent piece. have a wonderful end to tour Monday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 11/20/2018 3:07:00 AM
Thank you Mike, happy you enjoyed it. Me too as far as Christmas is concerned I'm still five lol. Tom
Date: 11/17/2018 12:35:00 AM
Brilliant, Tom! You always manage to say what others feel. Thanks for your insight.
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Date: 11/17/2018 6:02:00 AM
Thank you Curtis, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 10/29/2018 5:36:00 PM
Lovely xmas sentiments, Tom.
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Date: 10/30/2018 2:38:00 AM
Thank you very much Andrea, happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 10/28/2018 7:20:00 PM
G'day Tom ... enjoyed your sonnet with a message for hope - the rhyming is great - thank you Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 10/29/2018 3:33:00 AM
Thank you Lindsay, it's easy to forget sometimes that many in the world live in fear all the year round not just at Christmas. Tom.
Date: 10/28/2018 3:06:00 PM
A poem of cheerful bright - death a ghastly sight - destruction even on a giving day - with you on a peaceful turn I pray. Congratulations on your placement in the contest.
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Date: 10/28/2018 3:14:00 PM
Thank you very much Michael, I appreciate your comment. Regards. Tom.
Date: 10/27/2018 10:04:00 PM
Such a contrast, our Christmas and that of so many of the world. I wish we could find the peace and comfort for all. Well done. Joyce
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Date: 10/28/2018 2:27:00 AM
Thank you very much Joyce, it is a shame that mankind has allowed things to become that way, we all need to put our political and religious differences aside. There are many that do strive for peace and hopefully one day it just might be possible, we can only pray and hope. Tom.
Date: 10/27/2018 4:07:00 PM
There are so many that suffer in this world and they are prayed for every time I watch the news and give thanks for not having to live in fear, hunger and sorrow. This is excellent Tom. Congratulations! : )
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Date: 10/28/2018 2:22:00 AM
Thank you very much Connie, its very upsetting at times to watch the news, I often wonder why some are so full of hatred with their twisted beliefs' and inflict so much misery on others that do not share their views. It is a sad world at times. Tom.
Date: 10/27/2018 8:39:00 AM
I'm back to say CONGRATS, Tom! Janice
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Date: 10/27/2018 9:11:00 AM
Thank you for coming back with congrats Janice. Tom.
Date: 10/27/2018 8:13:00 AM
Tom, stopping back to say congrats. I love the message of your sonnet. John
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Date: 10/27/2018 9:10:00 AM
Thank you very much John, happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 10/26/2018 11:48:00 PM
How sad but true your third verse is, Tom. Your sonnet touched my heart. Congratulations on your win in a highly competitive contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 10/27/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thank you very much Carolyn, after seeing some of the entries I didn't expect to place, it must have been a tough one for you to judge. Thank you for hosting. Tom.
Date: 10/24/2018 9:14:00 PM
A fine message, well put, Tom, love it. Don't fancy the Hovis delivery boy's chances down that village street, though.... Regards, Viv
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Date: 10/25/2018 2:28:00 AM
Thanks Viv, health and safety would close the road for sure Lol. Tom
Date: 10/23/2018 5:00:00 PM
Well-expressed wish for peace, Tom! Janice
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Date: 10/24/2018 12:09:00 AM
Thank you Janice, I wish people could put aside their religious and political differences and live together peacefully. Tom.
Date: 10/23/2018 2:53:00 PM
There are always the people who do not get to enjoy the "spirit" of Christmas due to dire circumstances - it is just another day for them, but let's rejoice that we can all strive for peace before it is too late - in spite of our belief systems. If we could just all agree on peace, it would be tremendous!
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Date: 10/23/2018 10:41:00 AM
Love the poem & love the pic...heartfelt, my friend... let us hope all is good for this Christmas...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 10/23/2018 10:59:00 AM
Thank you W.W., I hope so too peace is all most people want but sadly there are many blinded by hatred. Tom.
Date: 10/22/2018 3:06:00 PM
I think we live over and over again with the wonderful tinkle of children laughing but we sorrow with those in need.
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Date: 10/22/2018 4:13:00 PM
Thanks Kim, the sounds of children are truly magical and having grandchildren the magic continues. But yes we do feel for those in need. Tom.
Date: 10/22/2018 12:09:00 PM
Lovely message...All the best TC
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Date: 10/22/2018 12:13:00 PM
Thank you Arturo, world peace, now that would be something. Tom.
Date: 10/22/2018 11:59:00 AM
Aw, spirit of Christmas right there Tom! Hope we get a white Christmas this year (just Christmas Day mind, that will do me for the year!) You even asked for a gift rather than a prize just to back it up!
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Date: 10/22/2018 12:12:00 PM
Thanks Nina,yeah I agree, bit of snow on Christmas day would be nice. If I'm lucky I won't have to go to Argos on Christmas eve lol. Tom
Date: 10/22/2018 9:28:00 AM
Amen, brother Tom! Excellent! ~ Gershon
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Date: 10/22/2018 10:01:00 AM
Thanks Gershon, life can be so unfair sometimes and we have to be grateful but others go through hell. Tom
Date: 10/22/2018 8:26:00 AM
Well expressed and important to realize how fortunate we are. This is a sobering look at the other side of the coin.
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Date: 10/22/2018 8:42:00 AM
Thank you Richard, it sure brings it home when you see what's going on in other parts of the world. Tom.
Date: 10/22/2018 7:48:00 AM
Yours is a lovely poem written in a warm Christmas spirit, Tom. It is a pity that an occasion that ought to reflect love and peace instead is associated with hate and war! Regards // paul
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Date: 10/22/2018 8:41:00 AM
Thanks Paul, how true is that, Christmas is uplifting and peaceful whilst the other is hell and death.Sadly I don't think it will ever change as mankind is hell bent on war and destruction. Tom
Date: 10/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
- A beautiful poem about Christmas, Tom - Loves the last two lines :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/22/2018 3:32:00 AM
Thank you Sunshine, I think everyone should put aside religious and political differences and make it a peaceful world for all to enjoy. Tom.
Date: 10/21/2018 8:18:00 PM
Wonderful thoughts, Tom, a great message. Best of luck. John
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Date: 10/22/2018 2:30:00 AM
Thank you very much John, See my reply to Vijay. Tom.
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