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Christmas Gifts

Christmas time was lonely for this young boy.
He lived a homeless life upon the street.
Remembering before, when life held joy,
Inside, warm and cozy near a hearth's heat.

Snowmen always seemed to share such delight
That he thought he would build one near each home,
Maybe joining in a fun snowball fight,
Always creating snowmen in the gloam;

Sweet surprise for families unaware.
Giving the only gift he could think of
In building each snowman he took such care,
For it was his kind way to share his love.

These gifts brought him such happiness to see
Smiles upon surprised faces filled with glee.

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Date: 10/27/2018 9:42:00 PM
Nicely done. Heart breaking that he could be homeless at Christmas. Congratulations, Connie. Joyce
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Date: 10/27/2018 7:18:00 PM
Connie, this is a very thoughtful and creative (i.e., combined acrostic and sonnet) piece focusing on the very important (yet often overlooked) giving aspect of Christmas. Very, very well done!! Congratulations on your winning entry, my friend! All my very best to you & yours! :) Bartholomew
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Date: 10/27/2018 8:06:00 AM
Connie, I enjoyed the sweet story in your sonnet, congrats. John
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Date: 10/27/2018 2:51:00 AM
It's an acrostic, too! Major, major accomplishment. Should be in another contest for sonnet acrostics. Wow, girlfriend!
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Date: 10/27/2018 2:49:00 AM
I adore the warm story you told, the way it unfolded was very touching. So glad you made the list, it is an impressive one that you definitely belong on. Love you - love the poem. Congratulations! CayCay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/27/2018 3:21:00 PM
Thank you CayCay. It is also an acrostic. I feel honored to be on the list! Have a great weekend! xxoo : )
Date: 10/27/2018 1:16:00 AM
Placing other limits on metrical writings can be tough, but the end product is worth it. Congrats Connie.
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Date: 10/27/2018 12:58:00 AM
Lovely verse Connie, congratulations. Tom
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Date: 10/26/2018 11:44:00 PM
How I love the way this young boy creates art to give the only gift he can offer, and it's a gift of love. Beautifully written, Connie! Congratulations on your win in a highly competitive contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/27/2018 3:24:00 PM
I an honored to be on your winning list Carolyn. Thank you both. I agree with your top winning picks. Wonderful choices! Hugs, Connie : )
Date: 1/6/2016 2:04:00 AM
Great! Smile is a priceless gift we can give to everyone! Congrats, Connie.
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Date: 12/26/2015 8:02:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your fine win, Connie! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/25/2015 2:35:00 PM
CONNIE, Congratulations on your win :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! SKAT
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Date: 12/24/2015 8:05:00 PM
Such a sweet story for your sonnet. A pleasant thought of what a blessing young people could be if they would apply themselves like your young man. Congratulations.
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Date: 12/24/2015 4:23:00 PM
wow, Connie.WAY to GO. I know how challenging this must have been for you since you hate doing iambic! However, despite the low score for meter, you were stunning in all other aspects that I judged. Congrats to you.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/24/2015 6:07:00 PM
It was the struggle of having to make it also acrostic and telling my story with the restrictions of it being a sonnet. I am very pleased to be in the company of Emile because like I mentioned in your blog...I was crazy about his entry. Thanks so much for my high placement Andrea. Makes my day! It was a great contest. Merry Christmas my friend! I loved the photos you sent me and you look amazing! Love, Connie
Date: 12/22/2015 7:07:00 PM
Hello Connie...probably the greatest gift of all is to put a smile upon someone's face and the theme in you poem does that Connie - Lindsay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/23/2015 12:16:00 AM
I think so too. I love to be surprized by someone's kindness, by just a friendly smile. I appreciate your lovely comments Lindsay. Thank you much! Cheers, Connie
Date: 12/22/2015 9:04:00 AM
A tear jerker, love this sonnet, love the message.
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Date: 12/20/2015 12:16:00 PM
He certainly knows how to celebrate Christmas. Love it. Love, Dave
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Date: 12/20/2015 9:25:00 AM
What a lovely Sonnet/Acrostic, Connie. Your words about this special gift warmed by heart in that even a little boy in need himself can still give to others. I am sure to see this on the winner's list! 7, Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/20/2015 2:02:00 AM
Wonderful story, brilliantly conceived and written. Sad that we have too many homeless adults and children in this nation. I applaud kindness,talent and Christmas spirit my friend! A7 And a fav for me..
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 4:59:00 AM
It makes me happy you liked it so much Robert. Snowmen bring smiles and joy. Thank you so much Robert, especially for the fave. Mele Kalikimaka my friend. Aloha, Connie
Date: 12/19/2015 11:09:00 PM
I really like how you did this. A great story, very thought provoking.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 5:01:00 AM
Thank you very much. A great challenge from Andrea! Mele Kalikimaka! Aloha, Connie
Date: 12/19/2015 10:59:00 AM
To give when one has such need is one of the most touching of all human acts. I loved the rhyme and flow encasing such an endearing action and motive ... CayCay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 5:07:00 AM
I think it really brings joy and smiles to build a snowman. Thank you so much CayCay. I have the Christmas spirit this year...I have my husband who is so much bette, and that is a real blessing for me and our family. Mele Kalikimaka my friend. Aloha, Connie
Date: 12/17/2015 11:33:00 AM
Kind of reminds me of Amahl and the Night Visitor, by Menotti where the poor, crippled boy gives his only possession to the Christ child. Love this one, Connie. Love, DAve
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 5:17:00 AM
Thank you Daver. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Mele Kalikimaka! Aloha, Connie
Date: 12/17/2015 8:48:00 AM
Connie, I remember the old woman in the Bible who gave her dime as an offering. =`) I am delighted with your poem... HAve a Happy Holidays!~Olive Eloisa =`)
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Date: 12/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
A unique story line that warms everyone's heart this time of year. Loved it - I chose Christmas Gift too - this is stupendous. Have a great festive season Ron
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 5:20:00 AM
Thank you Ronald. I loved your entry. Andrea came up with a great challenge for her contest. Mele Kalikimaka my friend! Aloha, Connie
Date: 12/16/2015 9:22:00 AM
the way you made this flow with such a unique theme about a street-kid mesmerizes me, connie... such a lovely christmas gift from you... this must be for andie.. huggs
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 5:12:00 AM
Yep...for Andrea's great challenge. I rarely write sonnets. I appreciate your kind words. Mele Kalikimaka my friend! Aloha, Connie
Date: 12/16/2015 7:42:00 AM
A beautiful sonnet and a lovely story,Connie. T.J
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 5:09:00 AM
Thank you so much Teppo. Mele Kalikimaka! Aloha, Connie
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