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A Christmas Carol

Rating: 2.8

It chanced upon the merry merry Christmas eve,
I went sighing past the church across the moorland dreary-
'Oh! never sin and want and woe this earth will leave,
And the bells but mock the wailing round, they sing so cheery.
How long, O Lord! how long before Thou come again?
Still in cellar, and in garret, and on moorland dreary
The orphans moan, and widows weep, and poor men toil in vain,
Till earth is sick of hope deferred, though Christmas bells be cheery.'

Then arose a joyous clamour from the wild-fowl on the mere,

Beneath the stars, across the snow, like clear bells ringing,
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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 September 2019

A joyous clamour arose from the wild-fowl on the mere and snow gave a clear reflection. An amazing poem is brilliantly penned with broadness of expression. This has deep and great imagery....10

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Susan Williams 18 December 2015

Hope triumphs over listlessness and bitterness- a message we need in everyday life

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Rajnish Manga 18 December 2015

Amazing! ! Lovely! ! Divine! ! Surely a sing-along Christmas Carol. A real tribute to the fervor. How long, O Lord! how long before Thou come again? The orphans moan, and widows weep, and poor men toil in vain,

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Anil Kumar Panda 18 December 2015

A sweet Christmas carol. Enjoyed.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 December 2015

Amazing Christmas Carol. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to PH fraternity.

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