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  A Few Christmas Thoughts
by William Bonilla
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Home all alone
Lounging around
On a quiet evening
Not a peep nor a sound.

Reading a few Christmas List
Left to me
By my grandchildren
in an envelope
For me to browse upon.

Saw a commercial on the tele
The scene was an airport
Travelers lounging
Comfortably waiting for flights.

Soldiers enter through
In bound doors
Home for Christmas
It was written on their faces.

The louging travelers
One by one
Stood up clapping their hands
To a cheerful standing ovation

The scene
Brought a tear to my eyes
As I too, stood up
Also clapping my hand
Welcoming the troops home
Their in my living room.

By: William Bonilla

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
William ~
I can see the smile or frown that appeared as you skimmed through the envelope of Christmas wishes, your imagery quite clear. There's too, when they receive the love from you!
and then to see you "standing and clapping" as the troops come home to their loved ones, the fighting is done for them as many others take a stand! A gracious heart you do have! Amen!
Warm hugs and Warmer Blessings, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo

STay Positive!Always!!!
As the troops feel the miracle soon coming through, to bring them ALL home where they should be!
Reviewed by Mary Coe
Enjoyed this very much.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Thank you William for sharing how much you care and you just caused me to stand and clap my hands for them too. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Thank you for sharing this with us William, love holly
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Thank you William, you put a glow in the air of Christmas cheer,so needed at this time of year!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Hope all will be back home safe!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller
With all the hustle and bustle of the season, I've missed much of the TV reports. Thanks for bringing this one to me. So often our perspective is blurred. Beautiful focus in this one.

Reviewed by Walt Hardester
I'm sorry William, But those same hands that are clapping for the soldiers just doing what they are told, are probably the same ones that voted for the nincompoop who sent them there. Bring them home for good!!!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Hope they all can come home and stay..
Stay safe William
Reviewed by Barbara Smith
William, this is such an inspiring actually brought tears to my eyes...thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
A beautiful,touching piece, William...I was at an airport when another group of soldiers was returning home, and the people sitting at the gate all stood and clapped too...
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler
What a touching scene.
Reviewed by John Leko
...always...someone coming home for Christmas...does something to the heart...and with the troops...our hearts beat just a little faster and stronger...your thoughts share this with us.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
With the cost of shipping to Iraq...we can almost pay for an airplane ticket home. Mariah's beau is in Iraq and I mailed a small package for her today with candy in it. It cost me $19.25. This is awful since the gift goes to soldiers. I applaude our troops but I don't think our government does.

Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
Nice work, William. I stood too to applause our brave warriors. The once who have to stay behind are cupped in our prayers.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
It sure is a time to gather thoughts on the importance in life,,,
Merry Christmas William
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
We should all be welcoming them home, my friend, no matter where we are.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Beautiful, William. Well done. I, too, saw the story and stood up alongside you. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Very tender and much patriotism showing through. Our soldiers must come home, it is killing our morale here in the states.
Soon, it will be all over and our boys will be safely here.
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
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