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A Christmas Penny

The street was full of horse and sleigh
    all draped in Christmas joy.
As Parents raced from shop to shop
    to buy much needed toys.
The kind Sister at the Convent
    had pressed a penny in her hand.
And the orphan wasted little time
    in putting forth her Christmas plan.

The excited child stood by a window
    with her nose pressed on frosted pane.
And marveled at the books and dolls...
    their pretty clothes and games.
Would a single penny be enough
    to grant all she might desire
And have a special toy to call her own
    when playing by the fire?

A cough roused her from this blissful state
    as a beggar thrust his cup towards the fray.
He was wearing clothes that mirrored hers
    but the crowd just hauntingly turned away.
It was hard to see a person so gaunt and frail
    at this wondrous time of year.
And what came next... would break her heart...
    as the beggar shed a single tear.

She dropped her penny in his cup
    and was amazed at the feeling she derived.
And the ease to which such a simple task
    may cause Christmas cheer to thrive.
So blessed are the many children
    who give pause in their lament
And strive to make a better world
    for those without a cent.

                 The End

*Christmas Poems... Old and New Contest
  December 15/ 2020
  For Constance La France


Copyright © David McHattie | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 12/24/2020 1:38:00 AM

David, congratulations on your win in my Christmas Poem old or new contest with this wonderful and emotional poem, Merry Christmas _Constance
Date: 12/22/2020 10:33:00 PM

Wow! Congrats! Cheering you amidst blest Christmas spirit, while sharing with you "... the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23 of the King James Bible). God bless you.
Date: 12/16/2020 3:55:00 PM

Hello David Mchattie, yes bless the little children. merry Christmas And happy New Year.

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