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A snowy blanket lies on the ground as I visit your grave on Christmas Day, it’s my very first Christmas without you cancer cruelly snatched your life away We had so little precious time together, as you lay dying you made me your wife; when we whispered our vows we were crying I promised to love you for the rest of your life This year there won’t be any presents I’ve not bothered with a Christmas tree, I’m struggling to cope with depression my life’s so unbearable now it’s just me FICTION POEM A Sad Christmas - December 2018 Writing Challenge - Poetry Contest Sponsored by Dear Heart 12/5/18

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Date: 12/17/2018 2:48:00 AM
- Many factors can make Christmas an extra heavy time, Jan - Congratulations on your winning poem - Merry Christmas to you :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/16/2018 7:40:00 PM
A beautiful First Place win for you Jan...very deserving for this poignant poem! Congratulations my friend. So well done! : ) xxoo
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Date: 12/16/2018 5:36:00 PM
Jan, congratulations on your win in my contest with this emotional write, although fictional your talented pen captured the sadness many feel, well done ~
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Date: 12/16/2018 6:19:00 PM
Thanks Constance, I know you like sad poems and this seemed to have touched many people:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/16/2018 1:07:00 PM
Jan, I'm overjoyed by your win, but highly relieved to see that it is fictional. Nonetheless, it's contents were heartbreaking and heartwarming all in the same write! Only you, my dear....
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Date: 12/16/2018 4:14:00 PM
Thanks Curtis, it is a very difficult time for many:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/16/2018 3:56:00 AM
Serene and gracious is your tone. the ache so movingly subsides to the ultimate fate. so many a celebration.. laughter.. joy and happiness have adorned our very lives without the presence of our precious souls. The pain can be sealed but never healed! I profoundly identify with your work of heart and art.. I have a dearest soul, mum, who has lost her life to cancer. Regaining life without precious ties is a blessing from God. A great and captivating write! A FAV. Best regards Jan. God bless you.
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Date: 12/16/2018 4:13:00 PM
Thanks so much Besma, Christmas is such a difficult time for many:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/9/2018 12:28:00 AM
Nicely written Jan about a very sad journey many have taken but as time heals love can return and the one you lost would always have wanted you to eventually be happy again. Love holds the key to life itself for without it who are we. As we travel down life's darkest road so alone we cannot see. To feel your heart jump but one beat with just a single kiss. Is true that love is life itself too beautiful to miss
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Date: 12/11/2018 3:02:00 PM
What a beautiful comment David, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/7/2018 2:34:00 PM
Oh JAN, I love you!!! Thank you for this poem my friend!
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Date: 12/8/2018 5:19:00 AM
Aww Thanks Bobby, I think it's a poem that will touch many hearts at this time of year, I prefer to write funny but the sponsor likes melancholy poems;-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/7/2018 5:41:00 AM
Sad and difficult to handle, cancer and loss. It's one of the three worst diseases, I believe. Still you've penned the poem quite well; it made me feel the emotion. Well done.
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:42:00 AM
Thanks ML hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/7/2018 4:24:00 AM
This is a really sad one, Jan, any festival can be awful without the loved ones..
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:39:00 AM
So true jo:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/7/2018 2:30:00 AM
There are so many men and women who can identify with your moving poem Jan. Beautifully written! I am glad it is fictional. Happy holidays! : ) xxoo
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:39:00 AM
Thanks so much connie :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/6/2018 6:43:00 AM
Wow, what can i say, that as not being said beneath in comments. Only that i felt every word you penned, Jan, In it's sadness, the truth lays.
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:38:00 AM
Thanks Harry it is a difficult time for many :-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 7:55:00 PM
G'day Jan … unfortunately Jan, so many people do relate to your poem, and that is every year - sad but factual - thank you Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:37:00 AM
Thanks Lindsa yyhugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 7:14:00 PM
I hope this is not the shadow of things that Will Be, but only the shadow of those thing that May Be !
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thanks jerry :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 3:06:00 PM
A sad Christmas poem that tugs at the heartstrings. Although fiction, it is undoubtedly true for some this Christmas. Best wishes for the contest.
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:34:00 AM
It's very much sad reality for many:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 2:58:00 PM
A sad verse Jan, Christmas is a very emotional time and we always think of loved ones no longer with us. Good luck. Tom.
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Date: 12/6/2018 8:52:00 AM
The card list gets shorter every year tom:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 2:08:00 PM
Wonderfully appropriate first line, Jan! My late wife, and many of her ancestors thought Christmas was the best time to die, and sadden the season for the living. But if you believe in karma, you can now understand why babies are born crying and continue to do so as they try to leave the past behind them! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 12/6/2018 8:51:00 AM
Thanks so much rico, i love the comment about the babies, i guess this time of year is difficult for you:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 1:44:00 PM
Life in all its glory! At least this person would've walked out of their sickness to be whole again. Blessings
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Date: 12/6/2018 8:49:00 AM
Thanks so much vegter:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 8:02:00 AM
Really nice Jan. You have captured this feeling of sadness and loneliness beautifully in your poem. Best wishes in the contest
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Date: 12/5/2018 11:49:00 AM
Thanks so much Chris I much prefer writing happy:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 8:01:00 AM
I do really feel sad for those facing loss and especially at this time of year as your moving poem beautifully illustrates. A lovely poem it is Jan, Good Luck in the contest xxoo
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Date: 12/5/2018 11:49:00 AM
Thanks Mike:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/5/2018 6:40:00 AM
Very nicely written. I am sure that final verse is so true for too many. GL in contest - an excellent contender!
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Date: 12/5/2018 6:45:00 AM
Thanks Kim, its a very difficult time for many:-( hugs jan xx