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Peace Grows
by Susan K. de Vegter

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Greetings for the season. I am back for a few short days here in Savannah and then head back to Sarasota until after the holidays. Please have a fruitful and full season with your loved ones.



Christmas and the awe of the children
Bright colored eyes aglow
Reflections in all their imaginings
Caroling toe to toe

Hats and ear muffs to fight the chill
Mittens and scarves galore
Laughter for joy in the moments
Peace in our hearts once more

It's the time of year to get fancy
All velvet and dandied up
Bright colored ribbons for hair bows
True jinglebells for our pups

It's Christmas with all the trimmings
It's hearts full to their fill
It's smells of evening candles
Single ones lit on the sills

Just look at all the wreaths displayed
Upon porches so splendid down south
Notice the bow of mistletoe
Attaching the lips to mouths

Ears to the drone of a jingle
Coming from way down the street
Goodness could it be Kris Kringle
The man most kids want to meet?

The myth of the holiday season
The greatness that keeps us all small
The hardened hearts of adult life
Now beats with the child in us all

The wonder of mysterious giving
The tear in the eyes of the weak
The hands of enemies holding
The hearts now beathing in peace

The hearts and broken boundaries
Whether family, friend or foe
It's music that merges between us
It's peace and letting it grow

Author: Susan K. Rowse

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Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 2/6/2004
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/22/2003
Beautiful Christmas write Susan!!

Happy Holidays to you and your family !!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 12/21/2003
Welcome Back Vagabond
Missed you Peace and Christmas Greetings....
This is a beautiful Christmas Poem.


Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 12/21/2003
A perfect Christmas poem, Susan
Happy Holidays to you and yours
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/21/2003
In season. Season it well.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/21/2003

Very beautiful and seasonal write. I wish you and yours the Happiest and Holiest of Holidays. Your friend, Paul
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/21/2003
Wonderful write Susan! Thanks for sharing. Hope Christmas and New Year will be your best ever!
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 12/21/2003
Welcome back although it be for such a brief period of time. Your presence in the den has indeed been missed. Hurry back soon and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 12/21/2003
Great thoughts, Susan. Great expression. Nice flow.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 12/21/2003
Well you cetainly have the feeling of Christmas where ever you may be! Happy Holidays! Lisa

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