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Dark Christmas

It was snowing, as I went store to store shopping; for Christmas gifts to give family, I had many bags and I was joyful; as I stood waiting for the street light to change. I looked sexy, I felt sexy, I was sexy for sure, with my high heel boots and long blond hair; and cute winter hat. I noticed a woman, watching me as she sat on the cold street; oh, she made me feel so uncomfortable, I suppose she wanted some money; so, I searched through my purse for some change. I reached out to give it to her and she smiled, with a toothless happy grin she spoke to me; in a gravely voice. Miss, she said, you look like an angel standing there in the snow; I was once beautiful like you, oh don't laugh, now look at me- a beggar on the street; I have no home to call mine, no place to rest my head. No place that is Christmas but I saw an angel tonight, I was quite overwhelmed by her words; what could I reply. (thank you) I walked away, but, I felt a melancholy taking over me; I had been so wrapped up in my own luck, that I failed to see the people with nothing; being an angel is not what I considered myself at all. Yet, I suppose to a person with nothing it is possible, so, I made a promise to myself that day; to help the homeless. _______________________________ December 17, 2019 Poetry/Verse/Dark Christmas Copyright Protected 19-1209-634-02 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym. Written for the contest, The Darker Side of Christmas sponsor, Richard Lamoureux Third Place

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Date: 12/23/2019 11:02:00 AM
Constance, Congratulations on your win. Your words draw a vivid picture reminding us not to look past homelessness and to do what we can in the face of such pain. Thank you for using the poetic medium to draw attention to this challenge.
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Constance La France
Date: 12/23/2019 5:55:00 PM
Sam, thank you for the congratulations and for the nice comment, appreciate !
Date: 12/23/2019 4:25:00 AM
Constance, congratulations on your winning placement with your wonderfully penned heart felt poem!
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Constance La France
Date: 12/23/2019 5:56:00 PM
Tania, thanks for the congratulations and the compliment !
Date: 12/23/2019 1:39:00 AM
This is so heartwarming, Dear Heart, to her the person was an angel ...Congratulations on your win. Hugs
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Constance La France
Date: 12/23/2019 5:57:00 PM
Eve, thanks so much for the comment and congratulations !
Date: 12/22/2019 7:17:00 PM
Well done Constance. I like that you took a different approach with this piece.
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Constance La France
Date: 12/23/2019 5:57:00 PM
Richard, thanks your so much for the contest and for my placement, so honored !
Date: 12/17/2019 10:32:00 PM
Very good Constance. You have to be careful though cause some act like they are homeless and have a nice car and mansion. its sad. most choose to be homeless those are the ones that buy alcohol with the money you give them. Thanks for sharing
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Date: 12/22/2019 7:17:00 PM
Hi Greg, that has not been my experience. My hope is that that way of viewing the homeless won’t stop people from helping when they can.
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Constance La France
Date: 12/18/2019 12:47:00 PM
Greg, thanks for the visit and compliment. Yes, its true some may fake their poverty but at the end of days when they stand in judgement they will be punished for their deeds but I will be rewarded for my good deeds.