Bob Blackwell

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! ! ! Christmas Is - Poem by Bob Blackwell

A family celebration, a gathering of warmth,
that binds, giving love, support and care.
A time of giving, sharing happiness, a fellowship
of family and friends. Who delight at, gifts
unwrapped a child’s pleasure; paper rustling,
cracker pulling, turkey carving, cork pulling,
drinks pouring, large appetites, food enjoyed.
A feast of plenty, a festivity of merriment.

An exchange of gifts and Christmas cards,
messages of Xmas cheer and goodwill,
say you still remember the happy times,
the parties, meetings, children born, the war,
the peace we made, the anguish shared,
the tears, the joy at common troubles solved.
Today, many send emails, SMS texts, or a
phone call; no stamp licked, no post with love.

Is a time to remember those no longer here,
the good times we shared, the sadness, the joy,
a smile for past Christmas’s we enjoyed and loved.
For many, a time to reflect on true story of Xmas,
a stable, Christ child born of Mary, a manger his crib;
The three wise men who travelled from afar, with
gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Angels
call to shepherds tending flocks of sheep at night,
“Hail! birth of a God child, a saviour for our World.”

It is a time for us to remember those less off, less
fortunate than us, give help when you see a need.
For it is a time of giving and sharing life’s bounty,
a time of harmony, a time to consider other people.
Time to reveal the true love in our world, to pray
for a peace that lasts, and those in desperate need.
Most of all Christmas is a joy, a celebration, a time
for sharing love, a time of gratitude, a happy time.
Do please enjoy, have lots of fun this Christmas Time,
love and best wishes, and A Happy Xmas to you all.


01-12-2009


Comments about ! ! ! Christmas Is by Bob Blackwell

  • (1/3/2010 7:09:00 AM)


    Your Christmas message to the world.
    So warm, eloquent, and profound. It
    was indeed a fortunate day
    when you began to post at
    poemhunter.Write on, my friend.

    Always,

    Sandra
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  • (12/22/2009 8:59:00 AM)


    The real message of the great birth, we should remember that beyond our all celeberations, the great care with pain and love, thanks 10+ (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 1:56:00 AM)


    dear bob......thanks for your beautiful chrstmas message for all of us.yes, apart from enjoying, the true christmas spirit is to share with our less unfortunate ones, and make them happy.loved the poem, because it is what christmas is.god bless you....a nd you have a great christmas with your family.
    ritty
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  • Meggie Gultiano (12/17/2009 7:07:00 AM)


    A lovely sharing about the real meaning of Christmas.
    Thank you Bob for this great thought.
    A wonderful and blessed Christmas from our home to yours.

    Love ans hugs,
    Meggie
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  • C. P. Sharma (12/13/2009 8:50:00 AM)


    A perfect poem on what Christmas is. The combination of the rhythmic words and the flashing visuals is hypnotic and beautiful. Bob, a very happy Christmas and seasons greetings to you.
    Best regards,
    CP
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  • (12/9/2009 10:34:00 AM)


    A LOVELY CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO ALL YOUR READERS IN THIS
    MONTH OF DECEMBER! THANKS!
    -Raj
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  • (12/5/2009 5:49:00 AM)


    'Time to reveal the true love in our world, to pray
    for a peace that lasts, and those in desperate need'...

    A poet with the most Christian heart, Bob, you are one among the true sons of God...kind compassionate and good-willed...
    Marvelous write on the back-drops of the birth of Christ...brings out the man of good faith inside you...
    Happy Xmas, my dear friend! 10
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  • Fay Slimm (12/3/2009 12:18:00 PM)


    Wonderful summary of Christmas in this piece Bob - - and may your Christmas be spent amid such happenings as this lovely warm verse describes - - - very best wishes to you both - - (hugs for Shirley too) from Fay. (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2009 11:15:00 AM)


    Bob, you have said it all what Xmas is- time to teflect, be grateful, remember those gone, less unfortunate, changes, feasts, meets, joy of unwrapping gifts- at this time at night I can't help smiling. the malls here are all decked up, oh yes its Christmas time.
    thanks Bob for reminding important and precious things in life.


    Merry Xmas

    Mamta
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  • (12/3/2009 11:08:00 AM)


    a happy christmas to you bob...peace and pleasure let it bring all the way (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 5, 2009


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