Holly For Us All.

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I love Christmas Time and have always done so from way back to when it was my first born's very first Christmas .

As my family grew I loved it even more ;money was very tight so I used to buy and hide away throughout the year.I was as excited as my children were.

I will always remember hearing Leah and Erin talking in their bedroom when they were small . Erin the younger of the two asks Leah if she believed in Father Christmas and Leah replies "Of course there is ;Mam would never have enough money to buy us all those presents that we have!" "Oh great because so and so said in school that there wasn't Santa ;I am so glad there is!!!"was Erin's sweet reply.

That moment will stay in my heart forever.

Today my children are parents themselves and they follow as I did and collect pressies all year round ;visiting them on Christmas day brings back all those wonderful memories !!

This year I am for some reason taking a few trips down Memory Lane, not with foreboding gloom but I look back and compare it all with the life I have today!!

Those Christmas days when I was small with no pressies and I immediately move forward to the wonderful Christmases I had with my children and I am thankful that I was able to do this.

Today this is what I do with my whole life ;I look at what I have today and nothing else's is of no importance anymore.I feel so wealthy, so lucky and will always be so appreciative of all the wonderful things that I am surrounded by today and forevermore.

I love Holly and always manage to get some fresh each year; here I share with you what I find so special in this plant and it's nostalgic magical charm and beauty.

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Each red berry

a sign of true love

like that silken taste of mulled red wine

seductive

and oh so very real.

A feeling of warmth that only true love brings.........................


Those green leaves adding

that lustre

that sheen

to a love

in its infancy........................


Promises flow from other nature's heart.

that sense of smooth maturity

relishing in a love so true

so ripe

so sure.

Heartfelt emotions so promised and now relished................


Each prickling edge

keeping invaders at bay

a protection for all that is true .

That potion of magic guarded for life

into each eternal bliss.....................


Each foe met with

strong and powerful

thorns.

Each thorn so true to its promise

to allow new love

to grow

to thrive

never easing in its protection..................


Until this new love has matured into a love

so sure

so grounded

until recognised

as a deep rooted love

that no-one will

steal

no-one will

overcome ........................


So safely cocooned into that true life so rich

so awesome and then smoothly flows into eternal bliss.

To find our place

in a love so pure

blessing us with grace

each shadow a blessing

each sunrise a blessing.....................................


Hearts beating in simultaneous pride.

We never lost our place

in darkness you were my guiding star my hero my true love..............................


To the gifts of one Holly Tree

We owe so much to thee.

In splendour you share your heartfelt and unique love for all!

Diolch I Ti Fy Nghoeden Celyn Fach.(Thank You My Little Holly Tree)............................................

A Christmas Holly

holds onto each rich promise

and eventually shares each love story................................

A Christmas Love.

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A Christmas Love.

As I so happily sing

A warm Christmas song

Today I have found you

My heart never wrong.


x

CHORUS

New found holly

Ours for sure.

Deeply in love

Tender and pure.


x

Such a deep wondrous love

So eternal and true .

This warm love to treasure

Eternally with you.


x

CHORUS.

New found holly

Ours for sure

Deeply in love

Tender and pure.


x


As each magical scene

So wondrously painted.

Mother Nature's rare gems

So lovingly planted.


x

CHORUS.

New found holly

Ours for sure.

Deeply in love

Tender and pure.


x


I have always believed

Nothing comes by chance

Our love meant to be

With passion we dance.


x

CHORUS.

New found holly

Ours for sure.

Deeply in love

Tender and pure.


x


We walk on hand in hand

Moving on together

Each precious love song

We now sing forever.


x

CHORUS.

New found holly

Ours for sure.

Deeply in love

Tender and pure.


x

Allow the coming cheer

To bewitch your each day.

As December now arrives

True love lights our way.

x

CHORUS.

New found holly

Ours for sure.

Deeply in love

Tender and pure.


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I hope that you enjoyed today's hub; I was deliberating on whether to add a Christmas song but decided it is just a little early so a song on true love was more fitting in my mind!!

I wish you all a wonderful day to come.

Lots of love

Eddy.

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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Beautiful Eddy and I too always loved Christmas and am now seeing for the first time all over again in my girls eyes. Thanks for sharing and have of course voted up a ton and shared all over!!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Deck the Halls, Eddy! It's coming soon!Hollies truly embody the spirit of love that Christmas is, one that it guards with all its might. Beautiful poetry as usual!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I really enjoyed reading this hub and of course the lovely pictures. I do remember when my kids were young and all the excitement. Thanks for the beautiful words and as always excellent writing. Voting up and sharing with other sentimentalists.


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livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

This is so beautiful. Took me back to my childhood days! And Holly, yes I have dreamed about it, until I saw this beautiful thing 7 years before. I have even wondered if something like that existed in real, now I know it does! Thank you for this hub. Voted up, beautiful!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Good Morning Eddy,

This certainly made my holidays bright with such a wonderful poem, song, but sharing your lovely families Christmas memories. You are truly blessed so many times over with such a wonderful family to share in this special time.

Love and hugs,

Sunnie


Janhorner 4 years ago

This is just beautiful Eddy! What wonderful words and it just makes you feel happy and glad that you have to the things in life that are important. Thank you so much for this hub! Voted up,

Jan


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Sweet memories, and a beautiful, beautiful song! There is so much emotion and love there, and your words flow so well, as always! Thanks, Eddy, for sharing this with us! Voting up and awesome.....


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much as always Janine and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much midget and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh Carol is always such a pleasure to see that you have called by .Your every comment is always appreciated.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much livingsta your comments are always so greatly appreciated, Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much as always Sunnie for our friendship,all the great hubs that you share with us all on here and also for the warmth and care that you bring into ever one's lives. Thank you so much and have wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

I am so glad you enjoyed this one Janhorner and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you as always LaThing each and everyone of your hubs are so greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Beautiful hub,Eiddwen, I enjoyed it very much and the pictures were nice too.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Another beauty! Thank you!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much whonunuwho;your comments are always greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welcome btrbell and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well, besides treating me with the usual beauty of your words, I was reminded of a hub I planned on writing but then promptly forgot about...so thank you for that. You will see it soon....Sweet Melancholy....

I loved this of course. My son is 28 now, but I so clearly remember this earliest Christmases, and the look of wonder on his face, and the tears of joy running down mine.

Thank you for this one!

love,

billy


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Beautiful hub Eddy!!


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Eddy, Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I am kinda crazy about it, we got the lights up and the tree this weekend and I hope to follow your lead with some Christmas poems to warm our hearts. Thank you. Jamie


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Billy for your kind and caring comment as always ;I will also look forward to your hub. We should never forget the precious memories we have as they help to overcome any bleak days.

Thank you so mucb for sharing your precious memory too and here's to so many more to come. Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Christmas is a beautiful time of the year. Thanks for sharing the loving creative lyrical poem. I enjoyed it!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

This is a magical time of year. I well remember the days of believing in Santa Claus and my brothers and I could swear that we once heard them on our rooftop. Pure imagination, I am sure. Ha! I enjoyed your video and your poetry especially these lines:

I have always believed

Nothing comes by chance

Our love meant to be

With passion we dance.

Up votes including beautiful.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, your allusion to the thorny leaves of the ever so beautiful holly to working our way though the trials of love, is awesome. No love comes without thorns. But true love prevails over the thorns. It is a test of true love.

You are bringing the spirit of Christmas alive. And so it should be before the season is upon us. Merry almost Christmas my friend. Your beauty of spirit is the angel on the tree!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Such beauty for us all to see. I always loved holly but more so now. Your poetry is like a breath of fresh air. Thank you Eddy. You are wonderful and precious. God bless...


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful, enjoyed reading this lovely piece.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

very beautiful, thank you. sorry if my comment is so brief. Your work is so lovely, but I'm a mistletoe fan (for decorations.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. This is just so very beautiful, the song delightful and you make me feel like Christmas. Passing this on.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

your lyrics and poetry is just amazing simply amazing..:)


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Life Iz Beautiful 4 years ago from India

Lovely poems...as usual... thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely day ahead...:)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very mcuh to

FLASHMAKEIT

PEGGY

BRAVEWARRIOR

RUBY

VELLUR

MHATTER

GYPSY

FRANK

LIVE IZ BEAUTIFUL

for all these wonderful comments which have been read and so greatly appreciated as always.Have a wonderful weekend to one and all.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Jamie and have awonderful weekend.

Eddy.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Eddy...your appreciation and love for all things 'nature' and all things 'Christmas' is almost childlike in it's gleefulness!

Reading your poetry and your thoughts seems to make me feel...lighter - and let's me know there is much joy still to be found in the world!

Smiling from reading this - and for that - I thank you!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much ImKarn for this great comment. Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Holly and Christmas go hand-in-hand. Again, well done.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much aviannovice; have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

This is another thing we share: our love of holly! I planted mine over 25 years ago. The second year it was looking great and growing tall. That winter the snow was deep and the deer found my holly most appealing, much to my dismay at the time, because my beautiful holly bushes were all eaten down to the top of the snow. I thought they were doomed, but to my surprise they came back bigger and better than ever! My love and appreciation of nature and all its ways has grown more and more every year. This wonderful piece reminded me of that, so I thank you once again, dear friend. Voted Up+++

Pearl


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thanks for a great comment Pearl and I know you feel the same way as I do about Mother nature's kingdom. I am so glad your holly grew back and this shows just how resilient the Holly Tree is.

Here's a great start to Christmas for us both.

Eddy.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

This reminded me of the days when my Mother would bring us outside to find holly with those crimson berries. We would bring some in to adorn our home right at Christmas time---bringing some of that beauty that surrounded our property inside was always a treat as Mother loved the land growing beautiful things was so important to her.

I find myself lost in your words when I read your poetry...you choose just the word that paints a lovely picture for us to enjoy.

Sending Angels to you :) ps


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much ps and here's to a wonderful Christmas and New Year to you and yours.

Eddy.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Well, leave it to me to be late in reading Hubs (as usual). When I saw "Holly" in your title, I knew I had to read this one. I have a daughter who was due to be born on Christmas Day. We had chosen the name Holly because of that. She came two weeks early and was the nicest Christmas present we could have received.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful 2013.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh mary what a beautiful story and I am so glad you enjoyed this hub.

What wonderful memories we all have; even with the bleakest of childhoods there are many happy times and remembering is a little like turning a tap on;they flow through smoothly as we remember another an d then another !!!

Here's to many more hubs for us both to share on here in this brand New year.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Eddy.

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