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  Our Christmas Star
by Mr. Ed
Friday, November 30, 2007
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"What we have enjoyed, we can never lose;

All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us."


Helen Keller



Every year around this time

As I begin decorating our tree

My thoughts always turn to him

He always brought us so much glee


He was the very first gift I ever gave my sweetheart

When we first started dating that snowy Christmas Eve

And he quickly immersed himself into our hearts and souls

Where he still remains today, and hopefully will never leave


He was a wondrously playful white feline

Who seemed to especially love the Holidays

And he truly brightened ours for many a year

So we truly miss his presence in so many ways


He absolutely adored the little Christmas train

As it chugged its way around our Christmas tree

And he especially delighted in the sound of its whistle

Purring deep within his soul as he listened to it so merrily


Colorful Christmas ribbons and bows were his special toys

He joyously played with them for hours each and every day

And he absolutely loved wrapping himself up in our gift boxes

Making us constantly laugh hysterically throughout the Holidays


And long after every Holiday Season had passed

He still played with Christmas decorations with cheer

I truly believe deep within my nostalgic heart and soul

He thought our Christmas Spirit should last the entire year


Our glowing snow white Christmas Star named Little Henry

Sadly lost his battle with severe kidney disease several years ago

But each year after the Christmas decorations are all finally finished

I can somehow spot his aura atop our tree – still purring, and all a glow


©2007, Mr. Ed




You Can Read More About Henry,

In My Posted Short Story,

The Christmas Cat


He Truly Brightened Our Holidays,

For Many A Year,

There’s No Doubt About That



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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/30/2007
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 12/2/2007
What heartfelt feelings, what a beautiful poem, that little christmas star will read it, and it will be a most beautiful gift to her! Bless you Ed! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 12/2/2007
A fine tribute to a feline friend who probably gave all he had for his keeper to reap the blessings of the Season.

Thank you Ed and GodBless!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/30/2007
sweet and lovely rememberance
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/30/2007
A beaustiful Poetic christmas tale
Reminds me of when I first got married we had a Cocker spaniel and a German shepherd weir combo but they got along great
We used to wrap their presents and they used to unwrap them themselves on christmas moring......
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Tom Hyland 11/30/2007
ED... nice eulogy!

The picture really grabbed my attention because of its shape. It is the same shape of our National Heritage, FORT McHENRY, here in Baltimore. It is known as a STAR-FORT because of its shape. The Birthplace of our National Anthem "O, say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hail at the twilight's last gleaming... "

And your beloved pet's name was HENRY --- quite a co-incidence, huh? May he, like our STAR SPANGLED BANNER, yet wave --- in your hearts forever!

Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 11/30/2007
wonderful Lady J
Reviewed by Mary Coe 11/30/2007
Nice poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/30/2007
No doubt about the joy our pets bring to us,if we let them. I think in some cases pets give more love to people than vice versa. They know what we need and love us no matter what.Henry sits atop the tree and long may he do so;-)Thanks for this beautiful poem Ed!

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/30/2007
Adorable offering Eddie!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/30/2007
Henry's after the fairy at the top.
Amazing how animals seem to understand life better than us...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/30/2007
Oh Ed you either bring me tears of sorrow or tears of joy, this is wonderful poetry, thank you for sharing your gift with us.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/30/2007
awwww how adorable, sweet Henry. Kitty cat is a glowing Christmas star. So sad but will always be in your hearts.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/30/2007
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/30/2007
This one really touched me as I just this week lost my beloved cat, as she found her favorite spot under the tree for her eternal nap...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/30/2007
Sounds like he was and always will be a part of your own Christmas magic that will even though he is gone in body remain forever one of your treasured memories.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/30/2007
That special light on the top of the Christmas tree or any tree that you should look with your heart whill shine with little H spirit.
A moving one this poem, and, God Bless.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/30/2007
*smiles* Still purring, and all aglow...precious!

There is only ONE Christmas Star (JESUS), but Henry comes close in this beautifully moving dedicatory write, Ed. I'm sorry you lost your Christmas Star, but have him in your heart. And you share his life with the rest of us. Thank you.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by larry linville 11/30/2007
so vividly written and so beautiful
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/30/2007
A shining star that shines on,, as you never forget the wondeful times and the love they bring,,
(Ed you are an amazing writer! a gift to all of us)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/30/2007

Most beautiful story within this heart tugging poem; Little Henry live on in memory! He will never be forgotten! Glad you had him in your lives! Pets have a way of impacting people that nobody can explain; this lasts for an entire lifetime. I know I will never forget "Friday", "Ouizer", and especially "Cajun"! Very well penned; bravo!

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

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