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Why Hearts Are Warmed




Why Hearts Are Warmed

By Doug Blair

Copyright © 2012, Doug Blair

Published at Smashwords


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Some of the Magic of Christmas





Good Will Toward Men






We knew it would be awkward

New neighbours six doors down

Facing a bleak Christmas

Lay-off at the factory

No signs of improvement

Our Dad alone had found

A way to break the ice

With the Father, Harry

Mother kept inside

We suspected an illness

Four siblings played by themselves.

But that evening

Dad was late from the store

Crystal clear outside

Snapping cold with

Four inches of fresh snowfall

About two days into our

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