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He lay abed
That most tranquil of nights
Aghast at moon and stars
Dad had painted for his delight

In one charmed corner
A spider was swinging
From his thready design
Outside   strolling carolers singing

Then he rubbed his eyes
In wonder and awe
Blinked the pair twice
To clear what he saw

For a mist had developed
About his dark room
And from it bright light
From out of the gloom

Winged angels from glory
Appeared neath a star
And came flock-tending shepherds
From countries afar

3 kings richly dressed
Rode up on their camels
To a manger scene
With various animals

And the star
Shown down on a bed of hay
Where Mary and her new born
Babe did lay

The lad sat up in bed
Struck warm to the core
With a wondrous blessing
He’d not sensed before

He dropped to his knees
Thanking heaven above –
Toys    Santa forgot -
Prayed world peace    divine love 

Dave Austin

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 2/28/2017 4:16:00 PM
A truly heart warming write fromyou here Daver, straight to the point with great emotion.'
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Date: 12/15/2016 3:51:00 PM
Dear Daver, this awesome poem brought tears to my eyes. You managed to express the depth of veneration and passion felt at the blessed event of Christ's birth with your well chosen words and the imagery they inspire. I get to finally spend time at PFT today, but am reading this here first. A big fave for this beauty my friend! I wish you much happiness this Christmas and always. 7 + ; )
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Date: 12/15/2016 9:54:00 AM
This is so beautiful and touching, dear Daver... you definitely put a different spin to this, incorporating a spider (pun intended, couldn't help it) -- I really enjoyed this and just gave me that sense of peace-- and somehow, can't help but think of Charlotte's Web "Salutations!" I hope you are doing well...advanced Merry Christmas and God bless you always <3 -- thank you for passing by my write :)
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Date: 12/15/2016 11:08:00 AM
And thank you for the visit. Merry Christmas. Love, daver
Date: 12/11/2016 12:31:00 PM
I see your illness didn't harm your wonderful poetic mind. Love this.
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Date: 12/11/2016 11:13:00 AM
I echo the echoes, truly a beautiful write with outstanding imagery, Daver! The Christmas Epiphany...ethereal and divine! A sweet and wonderful gift, thank you for sharing! Hugs to you! Love, Mikki
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Date: 12/8/2016 7:39:00 PM
Such a beautifully written poem, Daver, with such uplifting and inspirational imagery on the true meaning of Christmas. Well done, and Merry Christmas to you. 7 Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/7/2016 12:43:00 AM
Daver, I echo Judy, THis is so beautiful. LIke I said at PFT, the true meaning of XMas!!
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Date: 12/6/2016 5:08:00 PM
What a beautiful poem this is. Absolutely loved it. Wonderful imagery. I could actually see the boy staring in amazement as the true meaning of Christmas is revealed to him. Super job. God Bless and Merry Christmas, On a scale of 1 to 7 this gets a 10. JB
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Date: 12/7/2016 10:46:00 AM
Thanks for the visit. Love, daver
Date: 12/4/2016 9:11:00 PM
Hey Daver!! Just stopping by to visit and catch up on some of your works!! This one is so tender and touching. I heard you've had a bit of a set back. Time helps---and PT. Don't despair! You'll be in my prayers for a speedy recovery! Big Hugggs and much love. Cap'n Deb
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