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Holiday Happiness

The holidays arrive with fall’s last call,
As frost’s glazed fingers tuck in frozen earth. 
Thanksgiving gathers kinsfolk one and all,
With memories and fun beyond mere worth.

The calendar soon finds December late,
With Christmas joy and greetings all at hand.
Details to tend to prior to that date,
But season’s meaning – do we understand?

A New Year may refresh our souls and roles,
With resolutions we all hope to keep.
By weighing more than just our wants and goals,
Improved relationships we’ll sow and reap.

By smartly skipping season’s snares of strife,
Our holidays give happiness for life.


10/9/18

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/29/2018 6:38:00 AM
Congrats on your top win, Bartholomew.
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Bartholomew Williams
Date: 10/29/2018 8:36:00 AM
Line, thank you very much for your nice words. It is always great to hear from you, my friend!! I wish you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons! Thanks again for dropping by and taking the time, care, and effort to comment. All my very best to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/28/2018 3:14:00 PM
Christmas joy with happiness and delights - Twinkling and shining the crystal of Christmas lights. Congratulations on your placement in the contest.
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Date: 10/28/2018 8:28:00 PM
Thank you very much for your positive words, Michael. I am grateful. Congratulations on your own win with, "One for the holidays"!! Season's greetings to you & yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/27/2018 9:55:00 PM
Yes indeed, Bartholomew this is much like mine. I truly don't know had they could judge them I would not like the job. Love, Joyce
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Date: 10/28/2018 10:17:00 AM
Thank you very much, Joyce, for taking the time to read my poem and comment. I truly appreciate it. Hugs and the happiest of holidays to you, my friend!! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/27/2018 4:21:00 PM
The joys of the holidays are here and celebrations may include everone who has a humble heart though they may be in need. A lovely poem Bartholomew! Congratulations! : )
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Date: 10/27/2018 7:15:00 PM
Hi, Connie. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words and the time and effort you took to read my poem and comment in a meaningful way. I truly enjoyed your wining entry, "Christmas Gifts," and please see my comments there. All my very best wishes to you and yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/26/2018 11:46:00 PM
Your sonnet is lovely in both form and content. This was a difficult contest for jack and I to judge. Congratulations on your win in a highly competitive contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 10/27/2018 7:40:00 PM
Carolyn, thank you for your uplifting words, which I sincerely appreciate. I am grateful you sponsored this contest. It attracted beautiful holiday poems. I appreciate you awarding lovely jewelry to the top three winners – very kind and generous of you. As always, Carolyn, I wish only the very best of everything to you, my dear friend! The happiest of holidays to you a bit early! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/22/2018 5:06:00 PM
This is very well done. And well said. I especially enjoyed how you encompassed each season/holiday in your poem. Best wishes. Deb
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Date: 10/22/2018 10:07:00 PM
Deb, thank you very much for your kind and encouraging comments. Yes, I was expressing my enjoyment of the whole holiday season. I sincerely appreciate your support. You and yours have my very best wishes! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/17/2018 10:31:00 AM
Your message resonates, Bartholomew, and especially so this year, in a year of great strife---It's important not to get snared! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 10/17/2018 12:37:00 PM
Thank you very much, Gershon, for your perceptive comment! Yes, you got it - if we can avoid those snares of strife that the holidays sometimes present, then it can be about love, gratitude, and building great memories that last a lifetime. All my very best wishes right back to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/17/2018 8:39:00 AM
Great write! Lots to be grateful for, and the greatest treasure is love. Well said!
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Date: 10/17/2018 9:21:00 AM
Thank you very much, Joe, for taking the time, care, and effort to read my poem and leave such an encouraging comment! You got my message of love and gratitude, especially during the holidays, so thanks for that as well. All my very best to you and yours! :) Bartholomew