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Merry Christmas, Baby
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Friday, December 05, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... you were too young to understand ...

... tried to make it Christmas for you, but
mine was unwrapped in the announcement
Daddy wanted a divorce.  You were too
young to understand the tears running down

Mommy's face or the pain on Daddy's, of
having to pretend everything was normal
when the tinsel was tarnished and the lights
blurred by sadness; the present couldn't undo

the hurts of the past.  Perhaps it was better
this way.  For whom?  Not for us, but we
tried to make it the best Christmas you ever
had:  it was the last thing we could give ...

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (12/5)

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 12/18/2008
A sad write, but so true for so many
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 12/15/2008
Oh Karla, this is so beautifully have left me without words.
Reviewed by John Leko 12/11/2008
...honest and real poetic thoughts here Karla...and the sensitive sadness of childrens hopes...broken homes...broken holidays...broken hearts.
very well written...
Reviewed by Jon Willey 12/7/2008
the lament overflows your poem -- what a catch twenty-one situation if ever there was one -- celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and having your parents announce they could no longer remain together -- peace and love to you my friend -- JMW
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 12/6/2008
The idea in this poem is really sad; yet, it happens all over the country every year. Thank God for that one parent who tries to carry on and make Christmas a good one for the children. A good write...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/6/2008
Too many children go through this type of saddness...
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 12/6/2008
you darn skippy Karla, a sad but effective poem, hugs
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/6/2008
Very sad, Karla.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/6/2008
Several key people in my life keep telling me to let the past alone. I can see I'm not the only one haunted. I think the past is hard to leave alone when there's no closure; or the memory is vivid, hurtful, or life-changing. A sad one. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/5/2008
Wow Karla, this one sure tugs at the heart as many times Christmas can be very sad and lonely. Thank God he is always there to help us stand and endure whatever is throuwn in our paths...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/5/2008
well said-important message-a selfless act--we adults can cause such pain to our children
Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/5/2008
You have the good habit of smacking me in the face, reality checks I badly need, we all need, and especially for the coming season.
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 12/5/2008
Hello Karla,

Yes- you are so right. "Too young to understand..." (I'm 60 and I never undersood why). Merry Christmas and blessings to you - glad the past has passed.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/5/2008
I think that you find just the right words Karla, without overdoing it.
A few expressive details, a good picture and that little question "fro whom" that comes at the right time...

Reviewed by Cryssa C 12/5/2008
the pain is palpable...poignant write, Karla...superb!
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 12/5/2008
Dear Karla, thanks for this moving reminder that
it's the children who all too often bear the pain.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/5/2008
poignant painful memories, yet treated
with gentle caring,showing your love!
Superb poem,Karla!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/5/2008
I remember those days, but we still got through & past them & here we are today with but a few memories bad and the rest...? e
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/5/2008
Been there and done that myself, so I understand what you went through. Sad write Karla yet very well done. God bless.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/5/2008
Very open and honest look back in time to when memories good and bad were still being formed into tomorrow.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/5/2008
Heartbreaking write, Karla; I can't imagine what it was like (nor would I ever want to)! Very powerfully penned; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 12/5/2008
How sadly your lines present this ever occuring situation in our society today....
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 12/5/2008
Hello Karla,

You're on a roll dear friend . . . superb!!


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/5/2008
Touching reality that happens much more than it should . . .
Reviewed by Linda Law 12/5/2008
How often does this happen in the lives of children? Too often I'm afraid! nice writing, even tho sad subject. lindalaw
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/5/2008
A sad poem, and yet, so full of love!


Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 12/5/2008
Beautiful christmas poem. thanks dear karla for this wonderful write

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