Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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JUST BECAUSE
That time of year once more
When the bracts turn red
On the poinsettia
When every one want
To be merry and bright
So they sing about
This boy child
The Aguinaldos
Will announce

The joy of His coming
Into the world
Emmanuel is He
And the children wait
With excitement
For the visit of ole Saint Nich
Bringing gifts to all
Good or bad
Just because
Its Christmas
JUST BECAUSE © gillena cox
first published at Poemhumter 2011

#Aguinaldo - a parang song
#Parang - a music tradition of Trinidad and Tobago


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18 comments:

  1. I especially love the merry red announcement of the first stanza!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Colleen

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  2. I love the way you have woven the traditions of your homeland into this anticipation of Christmas.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

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  3. Those poinsettias is what makes Christmas... love the way you have weaved it with the carols... a song for sure

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

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  4. Indeed the red on the poinsettias make them so cheerful...

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    1. Sure does. Thanks for dropping on Thotpurge

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  5. Christmas has come around again too soon. Still...it's a special time of year. !

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    1. Ah yes Christmas is indeed special and magical too

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  6. Yes... pretty. Both good and bad? There's a concept I can get behind!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Marian

      Much love...

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    1. Happy you dropped in Carol

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  8. I would like to see and hear The Aguinaldos making their rounds. I suppose all the celebrating days before Christmas now. Not just nine days before?
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    1. In the folk culture Its100 days of celebrating there is a radio station which has for the last ten years been celebrating thisvway with call in features

      Nice of you to drop in Jim

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  9. Oh, how we need joy this season. Thanks for giving me a bit of it.

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    1. Happy you droppedbin Susie

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