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It's Christmas Time


Merry Christmas, FanStory. God bless us everyone!

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Sophie Shumaker
 
 
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
Very magical and beautiful. I love the feeling you get while you read it. Have a wonderful week!

Sophie Shumaker




 Comment Written 11-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 14-Jun-2018
    Thanks very much for reading and for the six stars as well, Sophie.
    Sorry about the late reply.
    It's been a little crazy lately with my dad having passed away.
    Hugs!!!
    ~Dean <3

reply by Sophie Shumaker on 15-Jun-2018
    Oh, I'm sorry. Have a good day

reply by the author on 15-Jun-2018
    You too.
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LateBloomer
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Hello Dean, Your poem is beautifully penned in soft and soulful images. I especially liked your ending verse:

So long ago, on Earth below, there came a special babe.
Snuggled so warm in swaddling clothes, upon the hay, He laid.
The brightest star brought men afar to tiny Bethlehem.
It's Christmas time, yes, Christmas time--let's give all praise to Him!


(The essence of Christmas and of this poem.)

Beautifully stated. Silky rhyming. A pleasure to read.
Merry Christmas to you. LateBloomer


 Comment Written 07-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 13-Dec-2017
    Hey, Margaret.
    Sorry about the lengthy delay in responding. I am so far behind in my replies it's pitiful!
    Don't think for one moment that I don't appreciate you.
    I really do!
    Thanks again for reading and for the shiny sixth star.
     photo Funny-Christmas-Animated-GIFs-Santa-Dancing-with-Reindeer1_zpswqtfqkti.gif
    ~Dean
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Unspoken94
 
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Many will say that this is so unlike you. But they're wrong. This is the
genuine you and it is a wonderful description of the true spirit of
the season. I was planning to enter this contest next week or so, but
you just made the competition cringe. Which you often do to us with
the darker side of you. Seriously, all the best in this contest. -Bill


 Comment Written 06-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 06-Dec-2017
    Thanks for reading, Bill, and for the stellar review and glowing comments as well.
    You should enter as this is a site sponsored contest.
    I rarely even place, much less win, contests sponsored by FanStory and voted on by the Committee.
    Although this is currently the #2 poem listed in FanStory's All-Time Best Family category, there are some here who would claim that was only due to how highly it was promoted.
    I disagree.
    I promote many poems much higher than this and they don't come close to reaching the top of that list.
    That doesn't hold any water with me.
    As for the reasons I've yet to place first in ANY site sponsored contest this year, who can say for sure?
    I have my suspicions however.
    Thanks so much again, Bill.
    So sorry to ramble on so.


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Neonewman
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Amen Dean! This is the season that is and always will be in his name. I have had the pleasure lately to be teaching pre-k and kindergarten Sunday school. What an energetic group to say the least. God bless, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
Steve


 Comment Written 06-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 13-Dec-2017
    Hey, Steve.
    Sorry about the lengthy delay in responding to this. I am so far behind in my replies it's pitiful!
    Don't think for one moment that I don't appreciate you.
    I really do!
    Thanks again for reading and for the shiny sixth star.
     photo Funny-Christmas-Animated-GIFs-Santa-Dancing-with-Reindeer1_zpswqtfqkti.gif
    ~Dean

reply by Neonewman on 13-Dec-2017
    Believe me Dean, I would never think that. I for one can understand. Hey, nothing wrong with popularity my friend.
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Pam (respa)
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-A very nice Christmas card for
Fanstorians, Dean.
-I like the Christmas tree and presentation.
-The imagery of various aspects of
Christmas are presented very well
with good imagery, rhyme, and description.
-It is a magical time, but you end the
poem well with the true meaning of Christmas.
-Happy Holidays and good luck in the contest.


 Comment Written 05-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 05-Dec-2017
    Thanks, Pam.
    Much obliged.
    Happy holidays.
    ~Dean

reply by Pam (respa) on 05-Dec-2017
    You are very welcome, Dean. Happy Holidays to you, as well.
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Hello Dean,
An excellent Christmas poem and entry for the contest
You have both the festive mood and the religious spirit
in the nicely rhymed verses (especially the third).
I remember a time, as I'm sure you do, when Christmas was
a much simpler, quieter holiday,
before the retailers decided it begins in August.
Excellent visuals in the presentation
Nicely done
I hope you are well
Best wishes to you, my friend
RS



 Comment Written 05-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 05-Dec-2017
    Thank you, Robert.
    Much obliged.
    Merry Christmas to you & yours.
    ~Dean
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For better for verse
 
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This is is a great Christmas poem and a worthy contest entry.
Great content good rhyme and well deserving its recognized status.
Great job and good luck in the contest.


 Comment Written 05-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 05-Dec-2017
    Thanks, For better for verse.
    Much obliged.
    Happy holidays.
    ~Dean
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R56Ma3
 
 
Exceptional
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Just love the theme music of Charlie Browns Christmas with this read. The time we all share with family and friends and the greatest gift of all, Jesus. Very well done and God Bless in all you do. R56ma3


 Comment Written 05-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 13-Dec-2017
    Hello, R56Ma3.
    So sorry about the lengthy delay in responding to this. I am so far behind in my replies it's pitiful!
    Don't think for one moment that I don't appreciate you.
    I really do!
    Thanks again for reading and for the shiny sixth star.
     photo Funny-Christmas-Animated-GIFs-Santa-Dancing-with-Reindeer1_zpswqtfqkti.gif
    ~Dean
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Exceptional
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Idena should a well-written piece as it well should be with your writing abilities it's not lacking a theme nor imagery Nora grammar issues are bound the sleigh with pacton looks like Santa Claus was found as he portrayed the human imagery finally the descriptive measures measured up to the naughty and those who are not nice and to all a Santa sleigh came to each and every child below a merry Christmas for Christ is in sight thanks for this talk to Ricky 1024 and good luck


 Comment Written 05-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 13-Dec-2017
    Hey, Dr. Ricky.
    Sorry about the lengthy delay in responding to this. I am so far behind in my replies it's pitiful!
    Don't think for one moment that I don't appreciate you.
    I really do!
    Thanks again for reading and for the shiny sixth star.
     photo Funny-Christmas-Animated-GIFs-Santa-Dancing-with-Reindeer1_zpswqtfqkti.gif
    ~Dean
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A lovely Christmas tribute and a most worthy entry for the contest. You could not have dedicated it to a sweeter lady than Kay. The rhyme and meter are fluid throughout. It reads aloud beautifully. Merry Christmas to you and thanks very much for sharing it.


 Comment Written 05-Dec-2017



reply by the author on 05-Dec-2017
    I promised Kay a long time ago (around Halloween) that I would write for her a horror free poem just for Christmas.
    I hope I've done her proud; she's a wonderful lady and a dear friend.
    Thanks so much for reading, Monica.
    ~Dean
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