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Welcome to My Holiday Home

Hospital wards and waiting rooms do not take holiday breaks
When a loved one is so seriously ill it is hard to celebrate
So bravely he said in the ICU family room as strangers all drew near:
“Welcome to my Holiday Home at this special time of year.”

Some were visiting fathers whom had hearts that had given out
Some had little children there and their faith was left in doubt
He was there to be with his wife, the woman he held so dear –
“Welcome to my Holiday Home at this special time of year.”

“I know that I know none of you and I hope I am not being rude;
And I know the decorations in here really are awfully crude;
But I thought it might just help a little to bring some Christmas in here –
Welcome to my Holiday Home at this special time of year.”

They shared handshakes and hugs and told some wonderful stories
About the loved ones they were visiting and hopes of future glories
Some stress was released and strangers helped wipe each other’s tears –
“Welcome to my Holiday Home at this special time of year.”

Doctors dropped in and nurses, too, to pass along some news
Knowing that this was no place to be if anyone could choose
They saw people who once were strangers all now family, quite clear –
“Welcome to my Holiday Home at this special time of year.”

As the season came to an end some of the patients did go home
Unfortunately for others there they would leave the hospital alone
But everyone forever remembered the husband who met them with this cheer –
“Welcome to my Holiday Home at this special time of year.”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 12/28/2010 2:24:00 AM
another delight of a poem from you… CONGRATS on your super win, joe..:) nette
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Date: 12/19/2010 8:24:00 PM
YOurs is quite unique, joe and I enjoyed seeing the way you took it to this other level! Congratuations on your win. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 12/17/2010 5:21:00 PM
What a great thing to write about a true story of a giving heart. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 12/13/2010 10:58:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Joe in Linda's contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/13/2010 9:52:00 AM
Congratulations. Joe, on your worthy poem's honor. Agape, Moses
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Date: 12/12/2010 11:48:00 PM
Many congrats Joe on coveted win in Linda's contest with this beautiful entry. Luv/Best wishes.......Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 12/12/2010 3:08:00 PM
Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Linda, Joe
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Date: 12/12/2010 11:07:00 AM
Congrats Joe on your success in my Holiday Home contest with this beautiful and touching write and entry.. thankxxx for always supporting my contests with luv..
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Date: 12/1/2010 5:13:00 PM
Very nice Joe. I am sure it will rate high. Thank you for drawing my attention to my typo. I don't know what happened there. Love, Joyce
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Date: 12/1/2010 1:35:00 PM
A special approach to the contest, Joe. You remind us that not everyone is lucky enough to spend their holidays at their real homes, but decorating the hospital room is sure to spread some cheer. Best wishes for success with this touching write! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 12/1/2010 1:07:00 PM
joe, this so poignant with impressive language that emphasizes the mod of your theme... best of luck in the contest.. great! warmest, nette
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Date: 12/1/2010 1:01:00 PM
thankxxx Joe for supporting my current contest.. will read in full and absorb your great message closer to judging time so don't spoil for myself..the fun of enjoying it then.. appreciate luv.. good luck.
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Date: 12/1/2010 12:52:00 PM
wow, Joe , this brought me to tears,I know where this would place if I was judging this contest my firiend
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