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Christmas was always your favorite time of year, we’d had such fun especially when you dressed up as Santa to entertain the local children. With your white beard and rounded tummy you certainly looked the part, we’d joke that you didn’t need any extra padding! Unfortunately cancer took its toll until you were a shadow of your former self. We knew in our heart of hearts that you probably wouldn’t see another Christmas. On December 1st I helped you put on your Santa suit, it hung off your frail frame but you were insistent that we decorated the tree together. It took every ounce of strength you had, but you were determined to place the angel on the top of the tree ... later that evening you closed your eyes for the final time. treasured memories you dressed in your Santa suit snowflakes gently fall December or January Haibun Contest Poetry Contest Sponsored by Caren Krutsinger 19/10/19

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Date: 12/13/2019 3:40:00 PM
Jan: The best work can be hard to write. You've done a great job with this one. Thanks again for sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Date: 12/12/2019 12:58:00 AM
Although sad, this is so very beautiful and touching, Jan. The last line of the prose is absolutely fabulous concluding the heartfelt story beautifully. The Haiku summarizes the story brilliantly, and I love the final line "snowflakes gently fall". T.J
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Date: 12/4/2019 12:30:00 PM
A lovely and moving entry Jan. I am sure this will shine in the contest. I hope you and your husband are well. Hugs, Connie : ) xxoo
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Date: 12/2/2019 1:48:00 PM
Oh dear Jan. What a emotional yet very well written piece. I cannot imagine what it is like losing a lifelong partner. Chistmas is my favorite time of the year too. This is such a special poem. My boss also lost his wife to cancer last week (you can go read the poem I wrote for him) it breaks my heart that he will have to spend his first christmas without her. Always hang on to the beautiful memories Jan.Stongs. Biggest hugs. B
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Date: 11/29/2019 1:10:00 PM
There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one. In my prayers. This was an arrow to the heart. Enjoy your loved ones while you can for things can change in a blink of an eye from some one who knows. Lovely done.
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Date: 11/27/2019 6:32:00 PM
So heartwarming, and heartbreaking, at the same time, vividly told-
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Date: 11/24/2019 2:28:00 PM
Such a sweet poem! Cute! Such a beautiful poem! Love it... Have a nice day, my friend!
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Date: 11/24/2019 8:29:00 AM
You really know how to jerk our heart strings, Jan: Should place high in the contest.Hugs, SuZ
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Date: 11/22/2019 2:34:00 PM
Your gift of poetry is more than you know, my dear friend...great entry Jan...check out my latest post for a chuckle...love ya girl...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 11/21/2019 2:05:00 PM
Hello Jan,this is a sad poem. I am glad this was fiction. My heart raced when i read this poem. Have a nce day my friend. Hugs Darlene
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Date: 11/20/2019 9:33:00 PM
Very touching Jan. So glad I read that this was fiction..whew. Fantastic write! Hugs // Charlie xx
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Date: 11/20/2019 8:05:00 PM
O Jan, how very touching. Angel on top of the tree ~ angel up in the sky. A FAVE.
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Date: 11/20/2019 6:29:00 PM
So sad Jan
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Date: 11/20/2019 4:49:00 PM
Wow, straight from the heart this one Jan! Best wishes in the contest. Thanks for sharing..Ron x
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/20/2019 4:53:00 PM
Thanks Ronald, thankfully for me its fiction but my best gift in 2013 was for my hubby to come through his cancer surgery:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/20/2019 4:22:00 PM
My mother, late wife and her family all thought Christmas was a great time to die. Luckily, I still think its a great time to party! Enjoy life! Aloha! Rico
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/20/2019 4:24:00 PM
I'm intending to be here for a good few more Christmases:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/20/2019 3:27:00 PM
Such a sad but heartwarming Christmas memory Jan. I could feel this one. Best wishes in the contest
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/20/2019 4:18:00 PM
Thanks Chris:-) hugs Jan xx