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Late is the hour and nigh is the morrow
  yet a Little Drummer Boy his drum plays;
and upon the man of peace and sorrow
  shine the brightest stars in heavenly gaze.
Bells are ringing and Santa's on his way,
  and while children stir from their restless sleep
they listen for a fat man in a sleigh -
  their hearts to gladden and their eyes to peep.
Soon it will be that golden fresco light 
  when first born was the Child Christ prophesied;
and I, a weary creature of the night,
  will see in again its dawning Yuletide.
When closed are my eyes to the beating drum...
hark! A new born King pa rum pum pum pum

                  December 1991

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Date: 12/17/2019 5:34:00 AM
Best wishes and congratulations on your win in Brian's contest, Keith - keep the ink flowing, my friend! Blessings! :o)
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Date: 12/16/2019 2:57:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem Keith
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Date: 1/26/2016 9:23:00 PM
KEITH, Congrats on your Best love poem #3 win. Hugs -- LINDA --
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Date: 1/14/2016 4:41:00 AM
Congrats on yet another awesome win with this wonderful write Keith.
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Date: 1/13/2016 7:03:00 PM
very cool poem, Kieth. Big congrats on your win.
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Date: 1/13/2016 12:16:00 PM
Congratulations, Keith: I liked the different opposing tones in this. How there can be sadness in amongst celebration. SuZ
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Date: 1/13/2016 11:47:00 AM
Keith, Congratulations on your awesome win. Love **SKAT**
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Date: 12/15/2014 6:32:00 PM
Nicely composed work, Keith!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 12/16/2014 5:57:00 PM
Appreciate it Lyric Man. Merry Christmas!