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CHRISTMAS EVE

CHRISTMAS EVE 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

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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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