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Christmas Mourning Premiere Contest Winner

I question Adam’s hymn, O’ Holy Night, while I retreat upstairs on Christmas Eve comparing his to mine to fill the night: His was a quill that spilled of quelling leaves, of grace contrived to save the petty thieves once hung from twigs composed of disbelief condemned to hell for causing others grief. His notes were angels on a snowy plain. His words were lowing, pure, and eloquent. His song, when sung, reminds of cleansing rain; a prayer of praise for God’s embodiment: For unto us, a Son, the Father sent, whose death would cleanse the hearts of guilty men whose path through life was one composed of sin. And now I question: What’s defined as sin? Is it to squeeze a heart that’s mostly innocent and quell the rhythmic joy that beats within? To steal my child, so pure and eloquent and lock away my love’s embodiment? A midnight hurr’cane sent to swell my pain that leads to mourning Christmas once again? Mine’s not a song it’s a SCREAM drenched in grief! Where is MY daughter, god? Why did she leave? My knees won’t budge for no more than a thief who threatens damnation unless we believe! But, there’s a calmness felt on Christmas Eve. And when I’m back downstairs, it’s by His light I pen this poem that I need to write. Date: 11/24/2018 Contest: CHRISTMAS MOURNING Sponsor: PS Awtry

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Date: 12/25/2018 11:22:00 AM
This is soo good Phillip, congrats on another deserved win, little consolation considering...subject matter.
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Date: 12/25/2018 4:29:00 PM
Eh, it's fictional which i think makes it a comedy by Shakespearean standards. :) Thanks John!
Date: 12/4/2018 9:42:00 PM
Congrats on your first place win, Phillip! Great emotion shown with questions and anger and in the end filled with calmness and light.
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Date: 12/4/2018 7:34:00 PM
So touching, inspirational, and well-written, Phillip. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place Trophy win. Sandra
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Date: 12/4/2018 2:51:00 PM
such a touching poem Phillip - hope you get to see your little ones my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/4/2018 1:53:00 AM
Philip, We readers never know when we are reading fiction or heart felt experience but this poem would move anyone who has ever known the pain of losing someone they love, especially at a tender age or even the thought of it happening. Thank you.
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Date: 12/4/2018 1:14:00 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous, Phillip, and the well-deserved trophy poem! Sincere congratulations for your win ... this touched my heart with its poignant message and exquisite phrasing, and your faith is presented in a very sweet, humble way. Superb, and going into my favorites!
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Date: 12/3/2018 11:34:00 PM
Marvelous write , Philip, I enjoyed reading your beautiful great inspirational write . Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 12/3/2018 11:15:00 PM
Thank you so much for writing this beautiful poem. And for entering it in to this contest. Congratulations on your trophy win.
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Date: 11/27/2018 1:41:00 PM
Excellent write my friend...ready for a win...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 11/24/2018 9:04:00 PM
If surfer should catch some ocean spray, Even though hair has been turning gray; More mature, Know for sure; Hope to soon go to heaven to God pray.
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