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The Christmas Wish

Updated on December 7, 2014

The room was in darkness,

Save for the sultry alto voice within:

‘I beg you rest and refreshment,

Relax your weariness here therein.’


As dimness turned to passive bright

Her blonde locks were pushed aside,

How could this room now be filled with light

And music burst forth from the music box inside?


Bears and white horses, shadowed minstrels came to life.

Nutcrackers seemingly danced around in the air,

The angel atop the dusty tree spread her arms

To signify that love would abound everywhere.


The woman waved her arms aside

And a table was spread with delicacies of the world,

She snapped her fingers twice, then thrice

And service was made by cherubs unfurl’d.


And then her own mate dressed in black

Bowed deeply from the waist in stride,

His smile captured her eye as it had for years,

In whom she would always confide.


The cutlery danced to the table, bright silver in the light.

The candles were lit by the flames of the past.

The fire was stoked and came to life after years

The holiday was here, even a century, at last.


The fiddlers wafted in from the secluded livery

And she danced once again with her love.

As a tear fell from her eye, now the skin of youth

Her wizened hands still covered with white gloves.


Our guest was transfixed by the sight once before

This was a recollection of a former holiday

Brought back to life at the lady’s wish

Specifically for this special come what may.


They danced like they had when they were wed,

And she had dreamed for a bountiful wish,

When time would be theirs yet again.

When a guest would arrive with a heavenly gift.


It was their Christmas dance once again

They had reunited on their special day.

It was smiles filled with laughter and cheer

Brought alive by a wish of fate.

© 2014 Deb Hirt

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      January thaw has been rather nice around here, and definitely get that camera out, Jackie…I await!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Gee, how did I miss the Christmas Wish? Very good and love the photo. Bet you are holding your breath as I am to get back outside taking pictures! Here's wishing us both an early spring!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks so much, Mel, and the same to you.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      Lovely poem. Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds perfect, Onr

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      Onr 2 years ago

      All of my school aged kidods are involved with some kind of extra-curricular activy. My 16 year old son is on the drumline at his high school, my pre-teen daughter is on the volleyball and softball teams and my 8 year old son is halfway to his black belt in Taekwondo.My little guy who stays home with me and does flash cards during the day has extra-curricular activities of napping and cuddling with Mommy and Daddy! =)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Meldz. I appreciate your having read it.

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      ignugent17 2 years ago

      Beautiful poem. Voted up and more...

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      As do I, Anna, and with any luck, I'll see the Firth, too.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      I have never been to Skye but I have wanted to go for about 15 years. With the beautiful waterfalls and friendly people, it is supposed to be a special, magical place so I think yes, it would fit it well. :)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Like maybe a little something on the way to Skye, Anna?

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, manatita! Sending smiles your way from my big tree.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      This was very beautiful and the flow of enchantment and love danced so freely.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Great one for Christmas, Deb. Romantic and beautiful. Much peace.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ChitrangadaSharan, the world is alive, especially this time of year. Thanks, as always.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Glad that you liked it, Vellur. The extraordinary is my speciality.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Glad that you liked it, Pamela. Remember that there is magic everywhere

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Faith Reaper, we must always touch whatever hearts that we can.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed and the romance came alive!

      You are an effortless poet and weave the words so well. Thanks!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Lovely poem, enjoyed reading.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 2 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Reminds me a little of 'Somewhere in Time'. Romantic and sublime. So FUN to read!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my, Deb, this is beautiful and so romantic! What a lovely Christmas wish, and I was right there.

      I truly enjoy reading your poetry, as you are truly gifted. I know I have stated that before, but your poetry is brilliant and it touches the heart deeply.

      Up ++++ tweeting, G+ and sharing

      Blessings always

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Glad that you like it, Alicia. Thought that I'd try something a little different, a little more imaginative.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting poem with some beautiful imagery, Deb. It's very touching, too.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, perspy, I am, indeed, the romantic...

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ahhh, the romantic in you. Not just seasonal, I'm sure. There is a little boy and a little girl in each of us, and a man and a woman also.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks so much, Dave. I appreciate you in my corner.

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Beautifully done and delightful to read. well done Deb. Voted up beautiful and interesting.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Billy.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This reminds me of Rasma's poetry. You could make this a country song. Well done, Deb.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Bobbi. You won't e able to pin this, as I don't have anything to do with Pinterest--they claim ownership to the material on it. Glad you enjoyed my gift of Christmas.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      I am putting on my lavender gown and jump into your hub and dance. What a beautiful hub for me to read first, and I hope everyone has a great day of dancing in spirit.

      You have a wonderful new week. I am going shopping this week with my sister---and we both had rather visit Hawaii than Christmas shop.

      I did 95% of mine online----but she never does.

      Bobbi Purvis

      I am sharing this with my Twitter friends and Pin it on my repin board.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Sha! It made me smile as I wrote it...

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful poem, Deb. I could see the silverware dancing with memories of Christmases past.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I appreciate your reading, Jodah. Thank you for your support.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Mary…glad that I got the point across.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful poem for Christmas. Well done.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Christmas and romance hand in hand...ghosts of Christmas past are often loving and a wonder to remember. Lovely poem filled with that special remembrance.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Cris, this is magic all right….that's why sugar plums dance in your head when you sleep. Never grow up, is my advice...

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Isn't this nostalgia at its best? There's always something about Christmas time and it's magical spirit. What poignant hub Deb!

      As always, sending you some love from the sky. ~

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