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SAD CHRISTMAS
by Gerald J Tate

Monday, October 29, 2007
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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This poem will be on the inside cover of Hot Sand, Cool Sea, a book of shorts which will be published in Nov 07. All author's royalties will be donated to the Royal Victoria's Hospital for sick children, (cancer wards)

Christmas time is almost here
A time of peace and joy
When the child tear's at the wrapping
And unveils it's favourite toy

But think of the children over there
Where Christmas is just another day
Try giving a toy to a dying child
As you wipe it's tears away

What are sleigh bells and Christmas trees?
To a child too sick to care
When it's medicine, and food they need
They're the things we need to share

Now although it's always been this way
It's time for change to come
And bring hope to children around the world
Not just for a chosen some

So we've got to pull together now
Because it's every coin that matters
And perhaps someday those starving kids
Will be fed and free from tatters

And now you can feel proud of yourself
Cause' you rallied to their cause
And because of you someday those kids
May believe in a Santa Claus       

                       G J Tate

 

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Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/20/2009
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/30/2007
Wow, this is so heartbreaking a tale, you have reduced me to tears....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/29/2007
a stirring write-well done
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/29/2007
POWERFUL...indeed. Excellent reminder...well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 10/29/2007
This brings my past memories to view, once again...when an orphan girl became my sister, she spoke no English and never had a Christmas. I'll never forget her face when she stopped to listen, when I told her Santa Claus just landed on our roof.
A dying child is so distressing, there's no desire to wish anymore, or imagining the sugar plums, the only present need opening, is surrendering to His Will...or hope those with surplus feel the need to make a difference.
Thank you for sharing this...
even one more, is enough to be saved!
Love and Peace~
Kimmy~



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