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This Special Time of Year

We may not have a "White Christmas", yet joy remains the same I find delight in viewing candles reflected on frosted panes They remind me to be grateful for warmth and light so near Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year A scenic view of white smoke rising from the chimney tall Dainty snow flakes falling as kids roll them into balls They sail against blustery winds and I wonder how they dare! Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year Sweet music heralding peace, urges hearts to spread some joy! Displayed is a wooden Nativity Scene to greet you at the door A glittering tree with twinkling stars stands proudly at the rear! Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year Fresh pine garlands dress stair rails with large red velvet bows The aroma of cinnamon and pine saturates, delighting one’s nose While a cozy wood fireplace glows, inviting, daydream stares Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year The baking’s almost done; and tons of sweets are ensured Though, there will not be any Christmas pudding this year, for sure Mama’s been gone home a while, yet the many memories linger here Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year Whatever may happen in life, Christmas joy lives in the heart A warm home and loving hearts have sufficed from the start Much food, drinks and good conversation; lots of fun to share! Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year “Less formal” is my style preferred, so do relax if you please Sit on the floor, take off those shoes; dance or just be a tease When you feel stuffed and need a nap, if you snore, have no fear! Welcome to my holiday home at this special time of year ~*~

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Date: 12/16/2012 8:59:00 AM
This is my personal favorite for the contest. Lovely and warm poem. My day is brighter for having read it.
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:44:00 PM
: )Thank you Richard. I appreciate your compliment and glad you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and your family. Love, Annalise
Date: 12/15/2012 6:12:00 PM
Congrad's on your win a fine use of the form. Light & Love
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:40:00 PM
Thank you Debbie. Happy Holidays to you. Love Annalise
Date: 12/15/2012 5:37:00 AM
Wow! This is super wonderful Christmas poem you've penned my dear Annalise! I love it and the form! I greatly feel the welcome of the Christmas spirit here! Congratulations on your well-deserved win! Advance merry merry Christmas! love/hugs, Leonora
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:39:00 PM
I'm glad you like it Leonora. Thank you for the kind comment. A very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! Love, Annalise
Date: 12/15/2012 5:16:00 AM
Cpmgratiulations on a well deserved win. Your poem was touching.... Christmas hugs..... Jake
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:30:00 PM
So glad that you liked it, John. Thank you. Sending Christmas hugs right back at ya.... Always, Annalise
Date: 12/15/2012 4:06:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Annalise my friend xx
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:29:00 PM
Thank you Mandy. Hope your weekend was good and here's wishing you and your family, Happy Holidays! Love, annalise
Date: 12/15/2012 12:12:00 AM
I like how you employed the different senses in describing the joys of Christmas. I think you covered just about everything, sweetie, congrats on a well deserved win, and have yourself a merry little Christmas.
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:27:00 PM
So glad you liked it, Andrea....I tried. Wishing you and the family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Love, Annalise
Date: 12/14/2012 8:20:00 PM
Anna, Congratulations with your awesome win~ feeling the joy of somewhat :-)~PD
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:25:00 PM
Thank you, Anna. I too am feeling the joy...somewhat. The tragedy in Connecticut kinda put a dent in it, but still we rejoice in our faith. A merry and blessed Christmas and New Year to you and the family. Love, Annalise
Date: 12/14/2012 8:11:00 PM
Nice :-) win
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Audrey Haick
Date: 12/16/2012 10:22:00 PM
Thank you for the honor, Nathan. Happy Holidays!
Date: 11/26/2010 12:14:00 AM
such glory dripping from your fine pen, audrey... your dazzlinglines charmed me! a sure topnotcher in the contest! warmest, nette
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Date: 11/23/2010 11:35:00 AM
Hello Audry, I find this write so charming, it takes me back to days when Mom and Dad were here and we would all get together. So special and beautiful to remember. As Always, Shar
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Date: 11/23/2010 7:40:00 AM
I find this so inviting to step inside your house, a kind of Christmas that we can humbly share. A joyful blessings to you, Audrey and good luck to you on this contest of Linda-Marie. (^_^) Noel.
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Date: 11/23/2010 5:36:00 AM
Appreciate u supporting my current contest Audrey ..will read fully at judging time so as not to spoil my fun inhaling your lovely words for me... good luck with luv and thankxxx for your prayers for my Ron... we will wait and see and hope and continue to have faith in the God we all serve .. with luv..
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Date: 11/23/2010 5:36:00 AM
Good Luck dear friend..
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Date: 11/22/2010 8:02:00 PM
I enjoyed your invitation to your holiday home, warmth on display if you ask me.. All the best for the contest ;) love Wilma
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Date: 11/22/2010 4:10:00 PM
Great write with this form dear poet...and though I don't use the form; I recognize the great approach with this one Audrey ! Awesome ! much love, james
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Date: 11/22/2010 4:02:00 PM
Great work that is inviting and alluring to come visit and sit a spell..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Good luck in the contest if this is an entry...I enjoyed reading your comments on my work..Sara
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Date: 11/22/2010 12:55:00 PM
Let us hoope it will be a white Christmas, as weather indicates in North, Audrey. Nice thoughts on the holiday round the corner,
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Date: 11/22/2010 12:27:00 PM
good write Audrey, i am happy to read of your relaxed style i think it a must have! especially at this time of year.
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Date: 11/22/2010 11:36:00 AM
Just a few candles in the window and a nativity scene are all the decorations we really need to remind us of the true spirit of Christmas, Dimples. As for the "less formal," that's my style as well. I'd probably fall asleep, snoring as the scent of the holiday pastries wafted through the home. Best wishes in the contest, dear friend! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 11/22/2010 11:26:00 AM
"Mama’s been gone home a while yet photo memories linger here" I'm sure Momma taught you well Audrey. And that your less formal style is a lot like hers. Smile! I wouldn't have it any other way myself. Agape, Moses
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Date: 11/22/2010 11:22:00 AM
So very beautiful dear Audrey. .those candles on window panes are enchanting the view. .lovely!
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Date: 11/22/2010 11:07:00 AM
Smile ~ Going to gaze deeply into "Your Own Beautiful Eyes" ~ This is an immaculate vision of pure loveliness dear; a treasure among faves; "Beautiful" ~ Hope "Your Radiance" is well my dear &, "Thank You" for such kind coms ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You Always' &, All You Love, 'Forever,'" John! ~ Smile, "Have A Very 'Blessed & Beautiful' Day, Amid The Throne of Graceful Promises This, 'Beautiful Love;'" Bye Dear!:) ~
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Date: 11/22/2010 10:59:00 AM
Smile ~ What an absolutely beautiful portrait "Your Beauty" has painted here my dear; the nativities scene brought images of the baby of promise into my thoughts ahead of schedule ~ Smile ~ although, that baby is now all grown up and "A King!!!" ~ Also, "Dear 'Precious & Priceless, Audrey Carey,'" I believe that one day, that "Beautiful King, 'The Son of The Most Highest God,'" is ~ ....Cont:)
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