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The Last Noel

If the doctor gave you a month to live Could you keep that to your self? Could you swallow your fear for thirty days And keep your secret stealth "You could possibly make it through Christmas", he said "If there's chemo in your veins" So she silenty took the treatment, once more And still she never complains She'd been in remission for seven years But again it started to grow Her children knew that the cancer returned But her secret, they didn't know She would only tell her brother the news And he swore he wouldn't tell So Christmas finally came and went But it was to be their last Noel Then on the tenth day of January She took her secret to her grave After she died her children were told Of this sacrifice she gave She wanted this Christmas to be the best A Christmas like no other For she didn't want her kids to be sad This woman was my mother

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 7/4/2012 6:43:00 PM
sorry for your loss Larry. i was afraid it was for someone other. you gave her what she wanted happy faces without worry a gift to her self she gave.
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Date: 6/7/2012 7:12:00 PM
Sad but beautifully written, my friend. Outstanding tribute. Nice going. Ralph
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Date: 6/7/2012 1:40:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your poetry this afternoon Larry. Hope you have a beautiful evening. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/7/2012 11:36:00 AM
This one made me cry...So full of love and emotion. So well written with a wonderful flow and rhyme. My mother is gone now, but it made me think of our last Xmas together, and isen't that what good poetry is sapposed to do...Make you feel, make you remember. Well done...Linda
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Date: 6/7/2012 12:48:00 AM
I miss my mom to - (she dead 16.06.2011) - Lovely poem Larry, thank you. - Bless them all. - Have a lovely day in sunshine and love. - oxox Anne-Lise
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