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O Bethlehem Behold

O Bethlehem behold within your gate The promised one from God's own breath descend; Now humble bow with joy and with elate And raise your voice in praises without end. This royal king in shelter made of straw, Upon this meager manger now he rests; Above the angels sing alleluia, Below the hope of man now breathes and crests. Salvation born into this child so frail, The gift of love he offers to us all; A light he bears so that we may not fail, A chance at life not damned by the fall. So small a child yet able to uplift; God's love fulfilled by this most holy gift.

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Date: 10/28/2018 10:30:00 AM
Your poem centers on the most salient points of this special occasion, Deb. Well done and congratulations! Regards // paul
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Date: 11/6/2018 8:01:00 PM
Thank you, Paul, for your encouraging words of support. I try to remind myself of the real meaning of Christmas -- it's so easy to get caught up in everything else. I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my poem.
Date: 10/27/2018 8:21:00 PM
Deb, thank you so much for capturing the true meaning of CHRISTmas in your very meaningful piece. Congratulations on your high placement in the contest, as well! Also, thank you for your kind comments on my poem, "Holiday Happiness." I appreciate you. :) Bartholomew
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deb radke
Date: 11/6/2018 7:58:00 PM
Thanks so much, Bartholomew, for your very kind words of support. Please know I sincerely appreciate them.
Date: 10/27/2018 3:47:00 PM
Your lovely poem inspires the real gift of Christmas Deb. Congratulations on your wonderful win! : )
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Date: 11/6/2018 7:58:00 PM
Thank you, Connie. I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my poem. And I appreciate, most of all, the words of support.
Date: 10/27/2018 1:17:00 AM
Congrats Deb.
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deb radke
Date: 10/27/2018 1:57:00 PM
Thank you, Rob. I appreciate your words. Take care. Deb
Date: 10/26/2018 11:42:00 PM
Deb, your lovely sonnet takes the reader back to the first Christmas night and rekindles the source of faith. Congratulations on your win in a highly competitive contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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deb radke
Date: 10/27/2018 1:56:00 PM
Thank you so much, Carolyn, for placing me among your winners. I'm much honored. There were so many wonderful poems submitted to your contest. My best. Deb
Date: 10/22/2018 4:43:00 PM
Some lovely touches to this, deb and the rhythm flows very well. Wendy
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deb radke
Date: 10/23/2018 1:00:00 PM
Thank you, Wendy, for reading my poem and leaving such nice comments. Deb