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Christmas Craze - 95th Inspirational Challenge -2 -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 12/12/2018 6:03:09 AM

William Willis said:



Hi. Nishu, Chad's title has given much food for thought. Christmas is a beautiful time as your poem states There is energy and fun riding throughout this lovely poem. Wm. /|\

on 12/14/2018 5:38:23 PM

95th Challenege: The Christmas Craze #2 -- by Member: Chad Martinez, USA -- added: 12/14/2018 1:49:54 AM

William Willis said:



Hi Chad, Christmas is of course a beautiful time of year. The money makers waste it though. I have a little 2 year old daughter and have been teaching her the beauty of Christmas and seeing those little eyes light up is parental magic. Get your point across well with Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving Day. Where are we at? It's all about the children as your poem says dear sir. They should be nurtured with care as they are our leaders of tomorrow. A statement piece. Wm. ***** /|\

on 12/14/2018 5:35:09 PM

VISITING FAMILY -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 12/13/2018 7:15:37 PM

William Willis said:



Nice family poem Lee. A lovely read. Wm.

on 12/14/2018 5:27:06 PM

THE 95'TH TITLE CHALLENGE: THE XMAS CRAZE -2'ND TAKE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 12/13/2018 4:10:17 AM

Denis Barter said:



Shades of Charles Dickens and his Scrooge - Christmas Carol. Ah Drsudarsan, how that brings back memories for me! One of my favourite books incidentally, as it did show -- albeit in the literary world - that events and happenings, can and do change folks. Right now, the whole world could do with a change of heart! Peace and Goodwill, seem to be missing in too many places of late. Dare we hope that Yemen has found a lasting cease-fire? Seasons Greetings to you and your. Fondest regards, Pauine and Denis.

on 12/14/2018 3:06:47 PM

My Xmas Wish List. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 12/14/2018 10:05:36 AM

Denis Barter said:



Shucks Chad, I'm embarrassed - but flattered nonetheless! My approach to poetry - and I seldom stray outside of the 'rhyming' format as I tend to wander away too far - is to look at my chosen topic from every angle, and how it affects and relates to other 'views' and aspects, and how they can be incorporated in my rhyme. Not always easy. I also enjoy a challenge. Not necessarily that promoted by the Musketeers. Though this too can really make a poet think. This latest Challenge for instance has been accepted by many members, and they have come up with many offerings that show how diverse a Challenge can be. I regret to say that I am not the greatest person to respond to the writings of others. A little bit of a purist maybe, for rhyme is and always was my greatest delight. I loved to read the Classical Poets such as Byron, Milton, Shakespeare, Masefield inter alia, but I also have a serious 'sight' problem - it's been really difficult to remain positive and upbeat of late! When someone, such as yourself, takes the time and trouble to comment? Then I feel my efforts are worthwhile! Everyone says deteriorating eyesight is a sign of old age! Which is balderdash and fiddlesticks I say! But It does make for great difficulty in reading for long. Not just difficult, but very restricting in what I can and cannot do. Presently, I'm still trying to get my Memoirs finished for my descendants. A legacy they probably won't bother to read! But all this aside, I do appreciate the effort others make and especially so when I know they are sincere in their comments. May you enjoy the festive season upcoming, and hope you will enjoy more of what VN offers those who belong. There are some great writers on this site, and that was also one reason I joined some years ago! Fondest regards and thank you - Rhymer aka Denis.

on 12/14/2018 3:00:34 PM

95’th challenge Of Chad Martinez -a Third Take -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 12/14/2018 3:42:33 AM

Chad Martinez said:



I applaud you efforts sir Drsudarsan! Another inspired poem that brings with it the true heart of the holiday, and the special season of the Chrisrmas Craze. Great job, what a talent you possess, thanks for sharing and taking the Challenge! Chad

on 12/14/2018 11:36:03 AM

Christmas Craze 95th Challenge -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 12/14/2018 8:11:17 AM

Chad Martinez said:



Roche, this is a great take on the Challenge, you compose some wonderful rhymes with a powerful theme of Love and time with family as the essence of the Christmas Craze. Well done! I enjoy your poetry! Chad

on 12/14/2018 11:03:04 AM

95th Challenege: The Christmas Craze #2 -- by Member: Chad Martinez, USA -- added: 12/14/2018 1:49:54 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



The child in you is alive and kicking Chad Martinez, and I can hear the ripples of his laughter in far away India. Nicely rhyming, beautiful, bubbly poem soaked in the Xmas craze from head to toe. Loved it, and . Thanks a ton. Merry Xmas and good night!

on 12/14/2018 10:55:50 AM

The Christmas Craze. Musketeer 95th Challenge - Take II. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 12/14/2018 6:43:09 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



An amusing and lovely tale, with its share of childish pranks and a treasure chest of lovely Xmas memories. Good that you did not have the snow white beard of Santa, or you might have been mistaken for being one . Hheh, hhe. Enjoyed and adored it Denis The Rhymer ! Merry Xmas and a heap of thanks. Regards and good night!

on 12/14/2018 10:45:40 AM

My Xmas Wish List. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 12/14/2018 10:05:36 AM

Chad Martinez said:



Denis this poem really really says so much, the imagination and flow pushes the reader to the final line. You have a wonderful talent, and are one of the writers that brought me to this site. Voicesnet is very lucky to have you. God Bless and thanks for sharing! Chad

on 12/14/2018 10:38:58 AM

Christmas Craze 95th Challenge -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 12/14/2018 8:11:17 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



"Never forget an old friend, "Who was with when you needed one, Give love to a stranger down the street, Share something that they might never forget,", that is a sterling stanza in a very thought provoking and beautiful, soulful poem with the Xmas spirit written all over it. Great going and thanks a ton Roche Roses. Merry Xmas and God bless. Good night!

on 12/14/2018 10:37:39 AM

95’th challenge Of Chad Martinez -a Third Take -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 12/14/2018 3:42:33 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Sis Marcia. may blessings shower in, in spite of every grief which we cannot avoid in life. God bless and Merry Xmas. Good night!

on 12/14/2018 10:31:56 AM

Dogs -- by Member: Faten Ishak, Egypt -- added: 12/12/2018 2:16:17 AM

Faten Ishak said:



Thanx a lot Dr Ahmed Ali

on 12/14/2018 9:11:43 AM

VISITING FAMILY -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 12/13/2018 7:15:37 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Lee it sounds like fun, have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Love to you and all of your family!!

on 12/14/2018 9:07:41 AM

95’th challenge Of Chad Martinez -a Third Take -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 12/14/2018 3:42:33 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Sudarsan wonderful message in this true but loving Christmas message, "Santa know it all, still smiles Cheerful, love filled smilesl ; His omniscience seen from hovel to mansion". Merry Christmas Everyone!

on 12/14/2018 9:04:51 AM

95th Challenege: The Christmas Craze #2 -- by Member: Chad Martinez, USA -- added: 12/14/2018 1:49:54 AM

Denis Barter said:



Yes Chad, it's the same here in Canada. Everyday is a "Bargain" day! Save this, save that, so like Scrooge I save even more by not buying a single thing! Let the bargain hunters beat that for savings! Lol! Now I wait for the "after Christmas" sales and save even more! I seriously think some of the stores shoot themselves in the foot with their constant entreaties for us to save, save, save. How beneficent they are! Lol! Okay so it's the cynic in me coming to the fore, but am weary of radio: TV and the Internet -and all the hype they spew out from Black Friday until the New Year and then some! Will post my own take on this later - God Willing! Fondest regards, Pauline and Denis. PS: Your title has proven a time for introspection - at least for me - and the "Christmas Craze" is an apt title! Ciao Denis.

on 12/14/2018 6:33:58 AM

Dogs -- by Member: Faten Ishak, Egypt -- added: 12/12/2018 2:16:17 AM

Ahmed Ali said:



Nice Right

on 12/14/2018 6:31:22 AM

The Sounds of Crying (a parody of the Sounds of Silence ) -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 12/9/2018 8:45:06 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



oh thank you Marcia, I've loved that song ever since it came out when I was oh so young. and then when winter instead of the silence, I heard the crying oh my hahah

on 12/14/2018 12:23:23 AM

THE 95'TH TITLE CHALLENGE: THE XMAS CRAZE -2'ND TAKE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 12/13/2018 4:10:17 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Eddie,may the Xmas craze make you and May fit and younger again. My sincere wishes and greetings for a merry Xmas. God bless and good day

on 12/13/2018 11:52:17 PM

Snowflakes Are....? -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 12/11/2018 9:54:15 AM

Dave brown said:



A nicely done reflection of our nasty winter weather keep that snow shovel handy

on 12/13/2018 6:23:33 PM

Disney dream -- by Member: Ayesha abid, Pakistan -- added: 12/3/2018 1:15:48 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Ayesha thank you, this poem could make even a hard day feel like fun :) What great feelings, you must be In love!

on 12/13/2018 3:50:47 PM

The Sounds of Crying (a parody of the Sounds of Silence ) -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 12/9/2018 8:45:06 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Dwayne how very clever and a poem to one of my favorite songs! You are a poem master and great humorist! :)

on 12/13/2018 3:46:42 PM

The 95th Musketeers Challenge Title - THE CHRISTMAS CRAZE -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 12/12/2018 8:05:27 PM

Chad Martinez said:



Well done William! You took the Challenge and added some very memorable lines with an original flow. "When we weren younger" is a wonderful Christmas theme and another powerful line that connected me with the poem in, "We'd say a prayer of thanks each night, and thank our God for this our life." Great job friend! Chad

on 12/13/2018 3:43:08 PM

Christmas Craze - 95th Inspirational Challenge -2 -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 12/12/2018 6:03:09 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Beautiful take on Chad's inspirational challenge, Nishu! Let us love each other every day, life is short and this is such a precious holiday!

on 12/13/2018 3:24:28 PM

THE 95'TH TITLE CHALLENGE: THE XMAS CRAZE -2'ND TAKE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 12/13/2018 4:10:17 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Wonderful read Drsudarsan , a lovely poem for Christmas , 5 stars for the 95TH Challenge , Eddie , May ,

on 12/13/2018 12:55:54 PM

Christmas Craze - 95th Inspirational Challenge -2 -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 12/12/2018 6:03:09 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



A wonderful Christmas poem Nishu , brings a glow to ones heart , lovely verses, and a sing-a long melody to it , really enjoyed this 95th Challenge poem , Merry Christmas Nishu , Eddie ,xxx,

on 12/13/2018 12:31:46 PM

The 95th Musketeers Challenge Title - THE CHRISTMAS CRAZE -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 12/12/2018 8:05:27 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



A wonderful Christmas poem William, brings back lovely memories , carol singing , coloured paper chains , holly with berries on, Christmas Tree with tinsel , mince pies and a stocking for Santa to fill it with presents, And a prayer thanking god for this lovely Christmas Day, 5 star 95th Challenge William , Merry Christmas to you and Family , Eddie, May ,and Family ,

on 12/13/2018 12:24:01 PM

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