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The Hush of Christmas Past

Can you recall the hush of Christmas past? Think back to when you were a little child, excited Santa Claus would come at last, too young to even know you’d been beguiled. In shadows of your quiet room you lay. Then maybe to your window you’d tiptoe, look out and search the sky for Santa’s sleigh. But all you’d see were swirling flakes of snow, And in that night, while all your siblings slept, you tried to stay awake. Do you recall the only thing you heard as Sandman crept upon you was the clock upon the wall? The hush of Christmas past is never gone. As long as there are children, it lives on. For Carolyn Devonshire's 'Shakespearean Sonnet (with prizes)' Poetry Contest Size 7.5 and fave color light blue any kind of gem (all colors fine!)

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Date: 10/27/2018 7:09:00 PM
Congratulations, Andrea, on a truly wonderful and nostalgic look back on Christmas through the excited, anticipating eyes of a child!! Very well done! It's nice to see your high placement in this contest with this gem! As always, and particularly with the holiday season coming, all my very best to you & yours always, my friend!! :) Bartholomew
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Date: 10/27/2018 2:06:00 PM
Congratulations, Andrea. This is a beautiful poem. I especially love the last two lines. Best wishes. Deb
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Date: 10/27/2018 1:26:00 PM
I loved this one Andrea. I hope you will post it a PFT for Christmas time. Congratulations on your deserving high placement! I am faving it! : )
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Date: 10/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
Congrats, Andrea, I enjoyed you sonnet of Christmases past. John
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Date: 10/27/2018 2:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your fine placement with this sweet and touching Christmas sonnet. I'm most happy for you. Love ... CayCay
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Date: 10/27/2018 1:02:00 AM
Congrats Andrea, I am glad to have found this one again.
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Date: 10/27/2018 12:55:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea. Tom.
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Date: 10/26/2018 11:34:00 PM
Beautifully written, Andrea. Both Jack and I enjoyed your sonnet, which has perfect form. Congratulations on your win! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 4/15/2018 5:44:00 PM
Superb, Andrea. Lovely.
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Date: 12/9/2017 2:00:00 AM
This is a beautiful write Andrea. I remember how horrible I felt when I broke my daughter's heart when we had the talk about Santa, and though I will live with that regret for the rest of my life, I am not sorry for the dream of Santa I instilled in her. As I told her that day when she was 5, although the idea of Santa is difficult for a child to understand I have always and will always believe in Santa Claus because he embodies all that is good and beautiful in the world.
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Date: 10/28/2017 9:40:00 PM
This poem has such a heartwarming affect Andrea. So glad it will get some attention in the anthology. It is charming! : )
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Date: 3/24/2015 12:02:00 PM
We both chose our poems from the same contest - so lovely to see this showcased - Guess we cant place in them all lol:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 3/24/2015 1:20:00 AM
I am happy to see this poem placed in this contest Andrea. I love the story! Congrats!
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Date: 3/24/2015 1:07:00 AM
I am glad this poem found light in this contest. I was fortunate to have a good childhood, and this did take me back. TY and congrats.
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Date: 12/15/2014 2:15:00 AM
A truly WONDERFUL Christmas story Andrea. I hope you share this with your son and daughter so they can share it with your grandchildren! It is a keepsake!7
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Date: 12/10/2014 9:02:00 PM
Sweet one which I truly enjoyed. It so captured the continuality of those magic moments. I especially liked those last two lines... good way to end this and left me with a lovely, warm feeling. Smiles from Cyndi (oh... dear LORD... lol.... awk awk my captcha say PAP... and I need to book an appointment... lol... AWK... shudder, pout, whine. Should I erase this aside. LOL. Naw, will leave it in. ;) Now I have to type it AGAIN?!)
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Date: 12/10/2014 1:07:00 AM
I always think of Christmas past, childhood memories :) how are you xo's
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Date: 12/9/2014 8:13:00 PM
We are children at heart and look for our Christmas miracles. May you have a fabulous Christmas and all the best for the New Year Hugs and Blessings Edith
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Date: 12/9/2014 3:30:00 PM
In the hearts of little one's, Santa lives forever. As Mom and Dad are sneaking round, feeling oh so clever. Jesus love in every heart, all gladly doing their part. To whisper quiet memories of something oh so true. Santa is very real inside me and you. Wishing you and yours a warm wonderful holiday season Andrea. Peace. :)
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Date: 12/9/2014 2:23:00 PM
Wasn't going to log in today, but just could not get past without a comment. This is so good! Forget the fact that it maintains integrity, form, coherency, tone and passion for excelence. It is just plain nice!!! CH
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Date: 12/6/2014 8:29:00 AM
There we go, seven!
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Date: 12/6/2014 8:28:00 AM
Did I say seven, yes I did, just one more to go.
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Date: 12/6/2014 8:26:00 AM
I said seven and I meant seven. Two to go!
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Date: 12/6/2014 8:25:00 AM
A seven and a fav!
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Date: 12/6/2014 8:22:00 AM
A great sonnet worth a seven!
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