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The Christmas Spirit

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Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Hearts were eager and energetic – as wild as the sage grouse No one could sleep because of those presents beneath the tree They’d gone to bed at twelve but still weren’t sleeping at three Finally, Dad arose from his bed, ignoring the time – before five He hadn’t been sleeping, but thinking how he might survive This Christmas Eve, with his family all so happy and excited Thinking of all the presents, his heart was glowing, delighted Downstairs, he creeped toward the tree with all those pretty gifts Thankful that this year they hadn’t been quite so broke - spendthrifts Going all out with the new credit card – charging everything in sight January would be atrocious, but right now they didn’t need to be tight It wasn’t too long before the entire family was gathered in the room Joy was ever present and the darkness didn’t bring them any gloom They were ready to open their gifts and not one heart was fretting Everyone was filled with good cheer and no giver thought of regretting Laughing and talking, sharing in the blessings of a festive season Mom was making the rounds, giving gifts without any rhyme or reason Not one heart felt down and everywhere - were smiles all around Wonderous music filled the air, lingering merrily in the background The gifts were opened and not one thought of what had been received It was the gift given that brought all thoughts to the hope they believed This day, this celebration, was all about the birth of One who brought Grace that would awaken the soul to a kindness, a love that all sought There are no words, no gifts, no memories – greater than this light Who shines brighter, far clearer, than any star in the sky at night It is this light – this love – who brings the Christmas spirit to life With a lasting feeling, a glow, a joy that relieves every pain and strife Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house We remembered to count our blessings, kiss our spouse And listen to the joy that lingers in the heart who believes In the One who came to fill hearts with love that never leaves The Night Before 3 Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Joseph May November 27, 2022

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Date: 12/24/2022 6:33:00 AM
Wonderful write Gina, Congrats on your win, Merry Christmas
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Date: 11/28/2022 4:16:00 AM
Stunning Poem Regina, capturing the true message of Christmas. A delight to read.
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Date: 11/27/2022 5:33:00 AM
Gina, a wonderful Christmas poem with a beautiful message!
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