Meggie Gultiano


One Special Gift This Christmas - Poem by Meggie Gultiano

Sounds of Christmas carols
from little boys and girls
singing with their heart’s delight
hopping from one house
to another

a Filipino tradition
caroling with the hope
of receiving a simple Christmas blessing
to buy food on Christmas eve

in a hospital bed
lays a four month old baby
with a hole in his heart
medicines and staff holding him in suspense

this little baby boy, if he grows up
could be one of those
doing the rounds in his village
singing Christmas carols on Christmas eve

but he is still waiting
fighting for his dear life
and needs prayers and a miracle
from the healing hands of Jesus

as I prepare and celebrate
the birthday of the Christ child
on my knees with my family
we will be praying for one special gift

for Carl Steven


Comments about One Special Gift This Christmas by Meggie Gultiano

  • (1/6/2010 3:39:00 PM)


    such a beautiful poem...i love how you put christ in the mix of the poem giving it a whole lot more of meaning...the one special gift for sure has my prayers going out to him. and will hopefully thank the lord by sharing his christmas joy and spirit one special day at christmas.10 (Report) Reply

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  • (12/26/2009 2:27:00 AM)


    A wonderful blend of the personal and the divine makes this fine poem particularly appropriate for this time of giving. Your little boy is indeed blessed to have you in his corner. I hope and pray that he is given the second chance he so obviously deserves. Thanks for sharing this. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2009 11:12:00 PM)


    Thanks for this poem! The 'gifts' of Christmas have a special significance! I have
    tried to bring it out in my poem -'A Bright Star Over Bethlehem..', on page no.3 !
    Kindly look it up on this Christmas Eve!
    WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
    -Raj
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  • (12/21/2009 10:06:00 PM)


    a sweet and very professionally done rich poem..well done 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 9:03:00 AM)


    A beautiful heartfelt poem surrounding the love of Christ, and through this lovely poem many prayers will go up for this little boy. My God bless him and your family this Christmas and always. Your friend Lynn (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 8:24:00 AM)


    A delightful human interest poem for this time of year. Your poem also afforded me an oppoirtunity to take a peek into the culture of the people in the Philippine ' boys and girls going from house to house singing christmas carols' thanks for sharing this lovely poem. a 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 8:24:00 AM)


    A delightful human interest poem for this time of year. Your poem also afforded me an oppoirtunity to take a peek into the culture of the people in the Philippine ' boys and girls going from house to house singing christmas carols' thanks for sharing this lovely poem. a 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 8:24:00 AM)


    A delightful human interest poem for this time of year. Your poem also afforded me an oppoirtunity to take a peek into the culture of the people in the Philippine ' boys and girls going from house to house singing christmas carols' thanks for sharing this lovely poem. a 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2009 10:16:00 PM)


    a noble thought...prayers work in such occasions (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (12/19/2009 9:34:00 PM)


    What a great poem dedicated to a boy that really need a blessing from the sky...wishing the best for you and that little boy who desperately need help from the one above...Well penned poem full of true true feelings and love..you got my vote,10+++ God Bless You and that little boy, also your own family, Love and Peace, Romeo (Happy Holidays) (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2009 5:25:00 PM)


    So very touching.I send my prayer to
    Heaven for this precious, baby boy.

    Love,

    SandraX
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  • Ernestine Northover (12/19/2009 9:27:00 AM)


    May the Lord send this little boy a special gift of life this Christmas, so that his parents and friends can rejoice. My prayers fly to him.
    May you too have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    Take Care. God Bless.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • Ernestine Northover (12/19/2009 9:26:00 AM)


    May the Lord send this little boy a special gift of life this Christmas, so that his parents and friends can rejoice. My prayers fly to him.
    May you too have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    Take Care. God Bless.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • C. P. Sharma (12/18/2009 7:46:00 AM)


    May Christ grant him health and cheers,
    May Santa wipe off all his tears.
    May your prayers be heard this year,
    May all your wishes be fulfilled dear.
    Loving regards,
    CP
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  • John Knight (12/18/2009 4:32:00 AM)


    Hi Meggie - Beautiful - This really is UNE POESIE DU COEUR (A poem from the Heart) a poem from your lovely Heart to all the PH Family. You are right to share this matter with God - he really cares for us all. THE BIBLE SAYS:
    1. CHRISTMAS is a time of Peace & Goodwill so whatever thecircumstances we must praise God and celebrate
    2. Every individual is special to God - especially children
    3. We have a God who is willing and able to heal all our infirmities
    4. We should pray for the sick and trust God for healing.

    God loves CARL and and if we ALL pray he will be healed and be healthy. WHEN HE GROWS UP HE WILL BE SINGING CHRISTMAS PRAISES ROUND THE VILLAGE. The prayers of the Faithful will impel God to heal the sick.

    A lovely - and heart rending poem - Love you in Poetry - JOHN X
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  • (12/18/2009 1:04:00 AM)


    Such a heart rending poem God will not let us down
    THANKYOU FOR YOUR CALL so we all can join in+++10
    Merry xmas
    regards
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  • (12/17/2009 10:35:00 PM)


    This is a beautiful and heart touching poem, Meggie, and I, too, will say a prayer for this little unknown boy with the hole in his heart. I hope God will grant a Christmas miracle this year, and perhaps this boy will be the lucky one to receive it. Thank you for this lovely poem. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 10:35:00 PM)


    This is a beautiful and heart touching poem, Meggie, and I, too, will say a prayer for this little unknown boy with the hole in his heart. I hope God will grant a Christmas miracle this year, and perhaps this boy will be the lucky one to receive it. Thank you for this lovely poem. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 10:34:00 PM)


    This is a beautiful and heart touching poem, Meggie, and I, too, will say a prayer for this little unknown boy with the hole in his heart. I hope God will grant a Christmas miracle this year, and perhaps this boy will be the lucky one to receive it. Thank you for this lovely poem. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 3:31:00 PM)


    This is a wonderful reminder of what Christmas is all about. The essence of Christmas is giving new life to others. Can we truly celebrate this feast without living it throughout the year? So many in need. So many needing others. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 14, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 30, 2009


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