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Simple Miracles of the Season...6th Annual Christmas Collab!

Simple Miracles of the Season...6th Annual Christmas Collab!

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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43 voices from around the world unite… truly a simple miracle…

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Simple Miracles of the Season¾6th Annual Christmas Collab!

43 voices from around the world unite… truly a simple miracle… 


Everyone deserves someone
That loves him more than anything
This night I pray to all the stars
That you can find that friend within
Anabela Fernandes¾Portugal

 

The fragrance, it's a simple miracle of glee,

Christmas Season of love's degree.

Bustle of world-love, simple miracle -

Symphony's overture and potpourri.

 Arthur Henn¾United States

 

Cradling the bairn for which you did long
Feeling the love in your heart grow strong
Makes one realise that what we are seeing
Is simply a miracle in this wee being

Babsie Bee¾Scotland

 

Peace on earth good will towards men 
At least that's what some say 
There's a catch to peaceful wishes 
Bullets get in the way 

Baby Ricochet¾United States

 

Put on your Christmas shoes,
Let us dance to rhythmic Christmas tunes,
As we share our bounty,
That is the essence of this season.
Cassandra Wangari (Cassie) ¾Kenya

 

In the darkest season’s softing glow

is found a hope for us all to know

joy and peace in the midst of strife

and angel’s singing over every life.

Craig Froman¾United States

 

It never ends each year the Robin lands
in places before it cold and frozen hard,
yet miracles repeat on desert sands
the ever present flame of willing hearts.
dana..detroit¾United States

 

Simple miracles are sometimes unseen
Though the mind is sharp and the eyes are keen
Go look behind you where grasses are green
That simple life's view, only few can win.
Dhaye¾Philippines

 

They hang outside from house rafters;
cones shaped rods from recent ice storm.
Bright sunshine hits, large droplets form.
Children drink them the day after.
Eileen Sateriale¾United States

 

Miracles, are mirrored in little things,

Around us, with us, without us, a rarity

The hope, and strength the season brings

For peace, love, and solidarity.

Elisa Laura¾The Netherlands

 

Now comes the time in winter freeze when peace doth

wrap its ancient arms around the fear of human mind,

from whence is born a miracle all simply come with friendly

smile, a gentle kiss, and arms to hold the low forlorn.

Emma Joy¾United Kingdom

 

If there could be a miracle
Simple as it is I wish to call
Let there be mutual understanding forever
The love and peace in this world together
Ency Bearis¾United States

 

Does hope run too fast on cobbled stone?

And start a life to be lived alone

Or does it still its muddled mind

A miracle in its hand to find...

Helen Woodward¾Australia

 

A winter star aglow this night

Before my eyes, its joyful light

For in this sadness wrapping me

A smile forms of what I see

 Jack¾United States

 

All was silent in the night
All was dark, but the sky was white
Wiped clean were all the sorrows of man
Peace falling down over the land
A single, white snowflake landed in my hand
Johanna Magdalena¾Norway

 

Dreams of presents and family near.
Smelling the sweet odor of bake goods waiting to be enjoyed.
Good song, laughter and bright lights of the Christmas tree.
Make us remember. Christmas is love, kindness and sharing.
John Castellenas (Coyote) ¾United States 

 

The joys of birth
awakening to the sun and bright, blue sky
reveling in each other's company
collaborating for a life of peace, good will and understanding
Judy Meibach¾United States

 

Kindness to man ~ all races ~ creeds
Genuine heartfelt kind feeds
Changing donts into do s
Would be the miracle I'd choose
JustLorry ¾Scotland

 

A simple act of human kindness
Is a single breath of beauty
A simple miracle unnoticed 
To all but the life concerned
Ken Simm¾United Kingdom

 

 A miracle simple she did ask,
Upon a blustery day of snow
Would Bless us all, and Merry Meet
Would the World in Harmony dwell.
Lauryames¾ United States

 

To all those who shared the year's wine
From bitter loss to sweetest haves
Let glad tidings mend broken hearts
As we all toast to auld langsyne
Laury Hitch¾Ghana

 

Only Christmas and winter can end the year's revolution
Bringing a New Years Eve party and promises of resolution
Can I sit here in the warm and raise a single glass of cheer?
And wish you all a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"
Leigh Green¾England

 

Despite the horrors, the mistakes, the hurt, the hate,

filled with pious hope I have but one thing to say:

I give thanks for the simple miracle of New Year's Day,

when humankind gets one more chance to mend its ways.

LovingJoy¾"Spainland"

 

In squalid stable, outside the Inn
'Midst woman's moans, and cattle's din
The Heavenly Host pause with breath bated
As Hope is restored, so long awaited...
Mark Teague¾United States

 

Heavenly angels, a special gift they bring

As the world holds hands, they sing.

Because greatest miracle is the reason

Our hearts in harmony come together this season

Mauricio Montoya ¾United States

 

I am sorry you never got to me

Before the deadline that you set

Simple miracles eh!

Signing off now with regret......

Neville Pettitt¾England 

 

Life maybe a complicated mess

It may bring many unseen test

A presence of someone lost, says sorry

Forgiveness overflows is as sweet as its merry

Pax¾Philippines & KSA

 

The problem with his beard

while the child isn't looking

is the rustle can be heard

when he opens up the stocking

 Pete Langley¾United Kingdom

 

We often forget that miracles
need only be small, a smile
to share, a hand to hold while
we all catch each other's falls.

Poppy Ruth Silver¾United Kingdom

 

The simplest of miracles
Truest blessings bloom from within
In the dark, shored beauty, strength
Turn poinsettias green to red
Pryde Foltz¾Canada

 

Winter winds stirring,  snowy days near 

Clouds rich with wonder have appeared  

Snowflakes quietly fall from above  

touching our eyelashes soft as love  

Renée J. Martin¾United States

 

As spring sleeps under winter's frosty fleece
We revel in the warmth of joy and peace
And light that shines from candle and from star
Illuminates how close we really are
Rita L. Sev¾United States

 

Quiet blessings in summer shades
countless treasures that measure days
from blush of dawn to sighing hush of night
sharing harmony's peacefull light.
 Sharonlee Goodhand¾Australia

 

Merrily it rolls along
From year to happy year
But this year we start anew
A believe in miracles not fear
Sri Daran¾Malaysia

 

Christmas is a time of year 
To be with loved ones 
Singing songs and carols 
To our glorious Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ
Starrleenamagyck¾United States

 

Iciles form on barren trees
the faithful flock to midnight mass
bells chime out tidings of great joy
as candles dance on frosted glass
Steve Barry¾United States

 

Don't wait till your life is all done

to learn the lessons of a fool

Know the rewards of self are none

where love of others is the rule

Tate Morgan¾United States

 

The achievements of man are many, industrious and sublime
from electricity, television and computers, even spaceships fine
but his efforts pale into insignificance, seeming dull and vague,
when gazing on in wonderment, as a tiny chick hatches from its egg!

 Tom¾Northern Ireland U.K

 

A simple quite ringing
Pure and graceful peeling
I knew it’s sound from old
Blessings of the day foretold
Trace Bakelar¾United States

 

A single cell moving from one space to another,

Clinging to a tie that binds; together mother and child.

The moment of awakening, to the day of removal,

Ready for the beginning of Life.

Veronica DiMarco¾Philippines

 

We all search with infinite care,

Upwards at the heavens for a sign to appear,

But we need only look at tommorow's good health,

To realize this is his mercy we felt.

 Vidya Bacchus¾Trinidad and Tobago

 

Snow clings to needled bows dipping low 
Forrest quiet, hallowed close embrace
Whispered prayer, frosted breath trace
Forgetting time, individual hearts tinder glow.
William Calkins¾United States

 

miracles extinguish without Christmas spirit
frozen to the window pane of a forgotten childhood
seek warmth from candled hearts and joy
from the holiday house welcome to all

Writing Mojo¾United States


© 2013 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
Thank you to everyone who so freely lent your voices to this year’s collaboration, and a special thanks to Emma Joy who has tirelessly helped every single year to make this miracle come true. If you participated, please feel free to post the poem on your personal Writer's Cafe site or message me for the file. :)

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also posted on Emma's:

I am so sorry I missed this, this year. I thought there was still time to enter. I'd like to add a verse here, in the reviews, and dedicate it to the friend we lost a few short days go. You see, he reached out to some of us earlier this year, and was one of the voices who encouraged me to keep going when I wanted to quit writing. We had no idea he was in crisis again, because he did not tell us. He quietly withdrew, leaving so many unanswered questions. These lines are for you, "Shmoke":

"And for you, far from home, knowing not if there ever even was a "home,"
one of the insatiably lonely, unquiet, the breaking-inside ones. That taste:
Christmas despair. I would say, "The season's starlight illumines us all the same.
and we can set our solitude in your hands- because, my friend, you were never alone."

-2013 Guatemala, also searching for my home

Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Dear, precious friend... thank you for sharing your words... your heart.. here and all through the y.. read more
What a warm and wonderful collaboration this is, Craig. Kudos to you for facilitating its writing. The fact the poets come from different corners of the world makes me want to sing, "We are the world, we are the children...." Merry Christmas, Craig. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Smiling at your warm appreciation and song choice! Thanks for your sweet wishes... a happy New Year .. read more
Awesome collaboration from the Poets all over the world> Thank You Emma and Joy for inviting me to be involved. Love and Peace To All, Happy Holidays !

Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Ency, what a pleasure to have you join us in this song of the seasons! May you find endless blessing.. read more
Glad to be a part of this. Thanks for inviting everyone of us.
Happy Holidays!

Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Always such a joy to have you here, Dhaye! Thank you for sharing your heart with ours. :)
What a wonderful display of universal peace, love, and joy.... Such a touching unity!!
You have merged so many wonderful artists of WC in this Spectacular Collaboration!
You and Emma are truly the heart of this masterpiece...

Thank you for sharing the blessings...

Love the vibrant Red~a seasonal touch... Gorgeous work, Craig! ~xoxoxoxo~



Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

It's such a special day always when you stop by, Robbie... thank you! Wishing you a very merry Chri.. read more
Oh now I love the red in this. Many are the joys to us all this year.

Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Tate! I hope you and your dear ones have the most merry Christmas and a blessed,.. read more
Thanks to Craig and Emma Joy for this fabulous collaboration...A truly wonderful effort. Thank you for allowing me to be part of it :)
Merry Christmas to all and an amazing 2014
xxooxx

Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Merry Christmas to you, dear friend! It's always a joy to have you join our song... Hope all is wel.. read more
Lovely collaboration ,great thoughts on christmas

Posted 3 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Thank you for sharing our hopes and dreams... :)
Peace and love to all, Merry Yule! xx

Posted 3 Years Ago


Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Merry Yule love, be blessed x
An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

Every day... yes... whether I know it or not. ;) x
Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

;) Good thought lol xx
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It's wonderful! Thank you Craig and Emma for such a beautiful idea! (and for inviting me too :))

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An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

It was an absolute joy to have you join our song... you're such a shining light! :)
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3 Years Ago

Thanks Craig! Your words mean a lot! So wonderful do meet you.

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