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South African Christmas

Church in the morning to thank God for His kindness
Communion with family and friends are priceless
Love and laughter with everyone near,
Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year.

Rainbows of lights a welcome display
Trimmings and tinsel a dazzling array
All part of the decor that helps spread the cheer,
Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year.

The yummy aroma of food in preparation 
Chicken, cold meats and salad makes a great combination,
With peppermint fridge tart and homemade ginger beer
Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year.

The white Christmas scene you may not find, 
A warm summer's day comes to mind
A gathering under trees would never be *****
Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year.

So blessed we are to be together
Enjoying this day in fair weather
Without Rudolph the red nose reindeer, 
Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year.

We will end off the day with a birthday cake on a tray,
Just a little reminder of my “special” day
Extra indulgence with everyone near
Welcome to my home at this special time of year…

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Date: 12/20/2010 3:38:00 PM
Sounds like someone gets off easily with buying one gift for two special days, Wilma. If it is your birthday, then let me at least say "Happy Birthday!" Now I can say congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C
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Date: 12/19/2010 8:16:00 PM
Here, there, Wilma. Glad to see you on the winner's list. This was a great poem and seeing how they do things in YOUR neck of the woods. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 12/13/2010 10:53:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Wilma in Linda's contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/13/2010 10:04:00 AM
Wilma, big congratulations on your poem's honorable win in the top ten. Agape, Moses
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Date: 12/12/2010 11:43:00 PM
Many congrats Wilma on coveted win in Linda's contest with this beautiful entry. Luv/Best wishes.......Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 12/12/2010 10:33:00 PM
superb write, wilma!! CHEERS to your special award in the contest! huggs, nette
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Date: 12/12/2010 9:00:00 PM
A beautiful poem Wilma. Many congratulations for this win.
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Date: 12/12/2010 3:02:00 PM
Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Linda, Wilma
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Date: 12/12/2010 11:00:00 AM
Congrats Wilma on your success in my Holiday Home contest with this beautiful entry and write.. thankxxx for supporting my contests with luv..
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Date: 11/30/2010 2:08:00 AM
Without Rudolph? Haha sounds fine:) a warm lovely xmas indeed you have penned!
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Date: 11/29/2010 1:36:00 AM
THANKS WILMA, this is the kind of poem that makes one to pray for long life so that one will always savor Xmas @ it's best.
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Date: 11/28/2010 9:24:00 AM
thankxxx for supporting my current contest Wilma.. u will need to add one more verse to your Kyrielle to make it a six verse poem for this contest luv... u have time .. thankxxx ..
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Date: 11/26/2010 8:12:00 PM
Wilma, was this the one you wanted me to see? Let me know if I missed any others. I really like what you did with that last line. LInda's getting too many good poems in this contest of hers. I don't have any idea how she will judge this one. I just loved the fact that YOUR Xmas is NOT snowy. I wish I were there with you. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 11/25/2010 8:08:00 PM
THE WONDERFUL FEELING ABOU TWAKING UP IS GOD. ALSO MANY THANKS FOR STOPPING BY,, best holiday wishes*Luv~Skat
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Date: 11/25/2010 6:32:00 AM
Wilma, this is just the way it is in Jamaica. I have not spent Christmas there for a long time, but hope to rectify that soon. When you are used to Christmas in the tropics, there is nothing that feels just the same anywhere else. Beautiful write and a sure winner. Blessings Joy (Jew)
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Date: 11/24/2010 6:38:00 PM
This is one for the Winners' List. This brings back warm memories Wilma. Family, church -going, sitting under the trees, the warmth of the sun..I can only imagine as it's been a long time.. I know you're at work now so have a wonderful day, girl! Love, Audrey
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Date: 11/24/2010 2:57:00 PM
Have to agree about the birthday cake..But your Xmas sounds divine... your word warm my soul...love Michael
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Date: 11/24/2010 1:22:00 PM
Well this sure made me smile, Wilma! But ei! Why didn't you include a birthday cake?? Reading this, I want to gate crash over there haha-- I believe I'd feel right at home, since we don't have a White Christmas here either ;) how you doing, missy? :) see you around :) & I'm sure this is gonna be in the winner's list :) hugs nikko :)
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Date: 11/24/2010 12:58:00 PM
Even without the cold weather, it seems like you are set for a special holiday. Thanks for letting us know how Christmas is celebrated in South Africa, Wilma. Good luck in the contest with this terrific entry. Best to you, Diane
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Date: 11/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
Although snow adds ambiance to the Christmas setting, you have all the ingredients to celebrate the holiday, Wilma. Faith, friendship and loving hearts are most important. A great entry for the contest, dear friend, and I wish you success! Thank you for sharing more of your culture with us. Blessings and peace, Carolyn
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Date: 11/24/2010 6:30:00 AM
from church, rainbows to food! what a multi-dimensional, fine write this is, wilma... i am enriched by this holiday theme.. a high-rated piece for the contest!warmest, nette
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