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The True Christmas Spirit

As the happy season of the year has come Replete with merry songs and dance When Earth is given the greatest gift That Heaven could ever bestow on mankind It’s time to lift our hearts in devotion deep And sing Hallelujah to our Lord on high This is the time to fill every heart and soul With sweet sentiments of love and peace Letting compassion and kindness rule our hearts Loving all without constraint or condition Letting the King reign the world and every soul Christmas is not in the Christmas tree we set up Or the festoons and decorations we hang Or the gifts we pack and deliver to all we like Or the sumptuous feast cooked and served But in welcoming Jesus wholeheartedly Allowing him to be born into our hearts, Remembering Mary and Joseph had to stray Finding no room, not even in a wayside inn. When a poor man lays open his crucial needs And extends his hands for alms When his face reflects the trials, he has been through Sharing with him something of yours- In it lies the true Christmas spirit, When we see that no child shall cry For a loaf of bread on this day Providing them with something set aside As we indulge in feasts and delights- In it lies the true Christmas spirit. Along with the merry bells that chime If we can ring the message of goodwill to all With thoughts of the deprived, the sick and the dying And all those beyond our walled fence Offering them a bit of Christmas cheer- In it lies the true Christmas spirit. Dec.4.2022 Christmas Spirit Poetry Contest Sponsor- Regina McIntosh

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Date: 12/19/2022 6:09:00 AM
"Christmas is not in the Christmas tree we set up Or the festoons and decorations we hang Or the gifts we pack and deliver to all we like Or the sumptuous feast cooked and served But in welcoming Jesus wholeheartedly" - you have beautifully brought out the very soul of Christmas.
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Date: 12/19/2022 1:23:00 AM
A inspiration - a light in the dark, a heartfelt and joyful, inspired write. I love it. Congrats and God bless you. Love, Gina
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Valsa George
Date: 12/19/2022 4:24:00 AM
Gina, in fact I derive a lot of inspiration from your poems. Glad that my poem got a podium win. Thanks a lot dear friend for giving this chance to express ourselves.
Date: 12/5/2022 3:57:00 AM
Sometimes we forget what the gift of Love that Jesus brought to the world is all about. We need to turn outward instead of inward and do what we can for others. Thanks for sharing this one and for the visit to my page. I enjoyed reading this one. Sara
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Date: 12/4/2022 10:39:00 PM
You have raised the bar with this wonderful poem of Christmas bliss, I love your idealistic nature dear poet friend, gl in the contest :)
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Date: 12/4/2022 12:18:00 PM
Valsa, in this poem, you have unveiled the two sides of reality in our world, and you filled it with sincere expressions of joy and hope, evoked from your loving, warm, and peaceful spirit!...ab
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Date: 12/4/2022 7:40:00 AM
Love it as always , : ). Keep the spirit alive, when Jesus is born into our hearts and lives within ,every day is joy ,
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Date: 12/4/2022 7:08:00 AM
Valsa, you have done a stunning job capturing the essence of this in your writing. There are a lot of profound lines that explain its significance, but I think the final one says it best.
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Date: 12/4/2022 6:59:00 AM
This is so beautiful and you describe the spirit so well.. so many meaningful verses which show why it is important, especially the last stanza..
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Date: 12/4/2022 6:42:00 AM
Excellent work, Valsa, Gina will love this one:)
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Date: 12/4/2022 5:37:00 AM
Our deeds convey true Christmas spirit. Heartfelt, caring sentiments throughout, Valsa. Best to you.
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Date: 12/4/2022 5:15:00 AM
That is the true spirit of Christmas, what Dickens had in mind when he wrote his famous book.
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Date: 12/4/2022 12:26:00 AM
You captured the true meaning of christmas Valsa, wouldn't be wonderful if it carried on every day of the year. Where there was peace, no hunger and everyone respecting each other regardless of colour and religion. We live in hope. Tom
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