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Jing jingle........
by Karen Palumbo
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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                                 Jing jingle......

A melodic sound you have all heard before,
listen close and you will hear.
Temperatures cooling, leaves on the ground,
an undeniable sound carried everywhere.

The hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers,
to fulfill wishes and dreams of girls and boys.
Searching for just the right special gifts,
making their way to what children want most - toys.

A time when fathers put in extra work time,
while mothers stay home and holiday
baking begins.
Bring out the flour, baking soda, salt,
chocolate, cream, sugar and all those
baking tins.

In the distance, you can hear the jing jingle,
an unmistakable sound spreading everywhere.
Celebrations begin, soon the birth of Jesus,
carolers on street corners singing out in
joyous prayer.

Children on the sidewalk play a game
of hopscotch,
all bundled up wearing jackets, hats
and mittens.
Inside by a window you can see a hearth all aglow,
resting close by are three very cozy kittens.

Decorations are placed on the lawn with care,
each one having their own very special place.
As you make your way through this very
busy time,
never forget why we celebrate, spread joy,
say grace.

As day transforms into night the
family gathers,
to share in decorating the familiar
Christmas tree.
Candy canes, chocolate candy, colored lights
and balls,
do not forget the tinsel to mimic icicles
you see.

When all has been accomplished and boxes
put away,
bring out the eggnog and ginger-bread girls
and boys.
This special time of year when all are willing
to share,
should remain in our hearts as we give
with joy.

Soft white powder gently cascading down
from heaven,
winds carrying the magic as it does this time
of year.
Dusting all it touches with miraculous treasures,
children getting restless, filled with anticipation and cheer.



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
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Reviewed by kg cummings
Seems Christmas was just around the corner! Your visuals are outstanding in this poem. Hugs, Your friend, Kathy
Reviewed by Jerriann Littlebear
i could see this all so well, a very jolly poem and made me feel very warm inside. thanks.
Reviewed by Scott Tacke
This takes me back to simpler times - you know, before the credit card bills that go along with it. I took some time to simply let your imagery wash over me; there wasn't an image you left out, nor a single one I didn't connect with. It's time now to put up the tree!
Reviewed by Mary Coe
A beautiful write. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch
Happy Holidays~`*
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Beautiful poem. so soothing so comforting
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
It's the time of the year that magic fills the air. Beautiful write indeed!!!

Sandie May Joyce :o)
Reviewed by Charlie
I love this season!!! --Charlie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is a wonderful Christmas offering that brings back memories of the past, Karen. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
A cheery write, I guess with gingerbread boys you get a little bit
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
This is something that brings a smile to me with fond memories of the season's approach. Excellent work, Karen
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
If this doesn't get you in the Holiday spirit - nothing will.
Enjoyed every line.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith
Karen, this scene is magnificent and full of vivid images, causing this reader's mind to run wild. You've portrayed a beautiful scene in so many respects and I enjoyed every verse of it. A real treat to read.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
I really enjoyed the picture you captured portraying the celebration of The Lord Jesus Christ birth this holiday season.
Reviewed by David Young
What a deliteful write, full of cheer, verse that rings in your poetic voice.
Reviewed by Morning Star
Beautiful holiday lyrics and great picture!
I wish there was some of that
white snow cascading down from heaven
Here well maybe for thanksgiving !!
Beautifully written poetic thoughts of
What Christmas should be!!
Excellent view the festive Days fast approaching!
Enjoyed reading it very much!
Happy Thanksgiving Day and lots of Love Peace....Morning Star

Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci
What a nice Holiday treat to read and though I feel it has become to commercialized it is nice to look back when it was more of a celebration than what is has become
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
For The Love of What's Right-Huh!

Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Christmas has always been a fun time and you capture the essence of it in this piece. You prepare me for the upcoming holiday with this magical work~ Sheila
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
A beautiful Christmas tale my friend, brought back memories, made me long to create new memories during this holiday season! Your poem serves as a wonderful reminder of the reason for this precious season...well done my dear friend! Enjoyed!
Happy Holidays,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
A wonderful tale relating the progressing of days till Christmas. Well done.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
As you make your way through this very
busy time,
never forget why we celebrate, spread joy,
say grace.

And you remind us very well!
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
Great write, Holidays are so exciting to see everyone out and about, and decorating is a fun time. :)
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
I love the atmosphere of Christmas, the music, beautiful lights, and the candle light services, The celebration of the birh of Jesus.
love, Christine
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

This reminds me of the movie, "The Polar Express." When the boy almost quit believing in the magic of the Season and couldn't hear the long as we believe, we'll always hear. Beautiful, glorious sound, the Christmas bells in verse! I believe. :) Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Robert, birds and kitties!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ring, ring, let those Christmas bells chime!! I love the sound of those Christmas bells! Very nice write, Karen; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours; may you be blessed! :)
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
The small bells that are calling the souls of the little ones to the miracle on the little stall and the promise of seeing Santa if they have been good...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
I was hearing the jingle-jingle of Christmas even before Halloween where I live. Pretty soon we're going to be like the presential primaries and have the jingle-gingle two years ahead of time . . . Is that even feasable? . . . LOL
Reviewed by Rose Rideout

Absolutely brautiful Karen, your picture is painted clear. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Ted Bossis
Coming together for joyous occasions...With a high sense of grace~love Ted
Reviewed by George Carroll
For Christ the Savior is the greatest gift we shall receive on this Blessed Day, Christmas.
Reviewed by Southern Comfort
Hey My Beautiful Earth Angel! You are so beautiful and have a beautiful, carin heart! Readin yore wonderful poetry always lifts my spirits and gives me hope. I will be goin away for a spell and just wanted you to know that I love and care bout you! You are a special blessin in my life. LOVE YOU! Yore Shinin Star
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
What a delight
this festive sight
that you painted.

Merry Christmas to all, and Happy Birthday, Jesus.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller
Ahhh, the first sounds of Christmas. Great kickoff for the season, Karen.
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