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    dots Submission Name: Remember the Forgottendots

    Author: jaycee
    ASL Info:    44/F/ Texas
    Elite Ratio:    5.26 - 2626/1260/187
    Words: 363
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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    dotsRemember the Forgottendots

    The season approaches,
    Speeding toward us on arctic zephyrs,
    but the coldness is more than air
    it seeps under the skin
    where loneliness begins.

    Is there any other day
    where solitude's talons rake,
    mutilating peace of mind,
    quite so much as Christmastide.

    Every commercial, acid sweet,
    pouring depression over wounded souls,
    digs it way to the past.
    Memories of brighter days
    faintly gleam in the background.

    The twinkle of lights are
    only merry when shared.
    Lumps of coal bitterness
    are all that remain;
    Hard Candy Christmas
    without the sweet--
    Not even an orange seed.

    Ask Ebeneezer,
    he will tell you
    Bah and Hum Bug feelings
    are all there are.
    Until kindness reaches out,
    Memories are no chrism
    for loneliness--for onliness.

    Solo flights over Christmas lights
    No protective V to shelter
    no tandem lift for spirits
    even in a bottle;
    just wings ever weakening;
    Lifeforce ever shrinking
    on this journey to the end.

    One invitation--
    one empathetic heart
    in the true spirit
    to celebrate en
    mass for Christ;
    hands extended heart open
    turn gleaming tears
    to smiles of gratitude.

    Forget the gifts
    except those God-given
    it is they that open
    the Kingdom of Heaven
    "Inasmuch as ye have
    done to the least of these
    my brethren,
    ye have done unto me."*

    So open wide the doors,
    invite the lonely in,
    add a plate to the table
    shared with kith and kin.

    Embrace the coldness
    of an empty heart
    to fill it with riches
    as you let them be a part
    of a family again,
    if only for a while.

    Remember that neighbor
    who sits on his own,
    great uncle dan eating
    crackers and microwave meals,
    or even the couple who just moved in
    or the old sad lady who lives next to them.

    Christmastime can glitter
    and be the darkest blue.
    It's hues and lightness
    vary, impacted and changed by you.
    Don't know one with this face?
    Open your eyes,
    but peer with your heart.

    If someone comes to mind,
    beckon them, Come!
    It's a place to begin.

    * Matthew 25:40

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      I missed this completely. Just read this now, you successfully got me back into the Christmas spirit jan 19th. :) lol, really though. This you wrote so beautifully. I really loved how you included some of the bible. But what is really the best of all is the last stanza where you intice the reader to open their hearts to humanity, humility , and to an unconventional way of normalcy of letting in. :) high five!
    | Posted on 2016-01-20 00:00:00 | by Chelebel | [ Reply to This ]
      Oh Jaycee this was so inspired. I hope to satisfy the very heart of it. Thank you. I really needed to hear this tonight. Merry Christmas.
    | Posted on 2015-12-16 00:00:00 | by lori_tab | [ Reply to This ]
      Lovely sentiments Woman. Merry Christmas to all!!
    | Posted on 2015-12-15 00:00:00 | by monad | [ Reply to This ]

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