Wild bells, frosty earth, and sacred sky,
Rang in the love of truth and eternal light,
Once a white Christmas, you arrived this world 
with amber daises and dainty whimsical delight.

Happy bells, stormy land, and dutiful stars,
Rang in the new blood, rang out the ancient feud,
On a cherry Christmas, you came silently with me,
we wore innocent dreams and rounded rosy dimples.

Sometimes in the quietness I can hear you sing,
under shimmering moonlight and in the morning sun,
and feel you loving presence landing in my tears,
When I was blinded, deaf, and dreadfully bitter,
When I wanted to give up and join the faraway iceberg. 

In the bosom of the ocean buried,
In the winters of past discontent,
you are with me in everything I do,
follow every footprint of my path.
Seasons come, seasons go, 
You are my guiding angel,
and you will always be. 

Another year, another December,
Our love is a fever, burning still...

Another Christmas, another birthday,
Dearest child,
you are always more than beautiful to me...


Autobiographic Dialogue:

Many many years ago, on a Christmas Day, a young man and his family were anxiously waiting in the hospital for a new baby to be born. The mother, a 23-year-old opera actress, finally gave birth to a child after nearly 8 hours painful labor. The newborn infant was a wonder and perfect in every way, except the fact that she was a girl.

The family was desperately in need of a male heir and was assured by the doctor that the child would be a boy; however, her birth crashed all the fancy plans the whole family had carefully schemed. No one knew what to do with her…. That was the first Christmas and first day of life.

” They were sulking and screaming in madness! The doctor and nurses were blamed harshly….”. A relative who was there that Christmas confessed two decades later. But I was not surprised to learn this.

This Christmas, with this birthday poem, I am sending much love and deep compassion to the baby girl I was, reassuring her that everything is well and will continue to be well. May we be blessed and protected to the end of all times…

Revisiting those old days, I am still sometimes amazed by the fact that I have now fully grown into a woman…

Christmas 2018

Christmas 2019
Christmas 2020
Christmas 2021

Thank you for reading and visiting, dear readers! May you all be blessed with the very best life has to offer! πŸ₯³πŸŽπŸŽ„

Posted by:Annabel

Just a woman who writes her heart out, unapologetically……

39 replies on “A Time For Us (Christmas birthday poem)

  1. How wonderful and beautiful you are, my dear friend, Annabel. May your birthday and holiday season be filled with love, pace, and many blessings. πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸŽ„πŸŒΊβ€οΈβ€πŸ©ΉπŸ₯°πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

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  2. You are beautiful! I am so honored to know you, Annabel. Happy Birthday! Your cake is gorgeous! πŸ₯πŸŽ‰ I absolutely loved looked at your photos. So sweet. Wishing for you all the joy and happiness that can be found in this life. πŸ’–

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    1. Your kindness always catches my heart, dear Michele!πŸ’—πŸ˜ƒ I am blessed to have you with me! And yes, the design of the cake is very elegant. I loved it as well, except the fact that it was a bit too sweet πŸ˜…πŸ€ͺπŸ₯‚.
      Have a refreshing and invigorating New Year, beautiful Michele πŸŒΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»

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  3. From a beautiful baby girl, her heart open to the world, you’ve aged as gracefully as you move, with a flowing beauty in each smile and every step forward. Sending two 😘😘 for a Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday, dear Annabel ~ today is a great day, your day❣️πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰

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    1. Your words speak beauty and warmth always, Phil! I had one of the most charming birthdays yesterdayπŸŽ‚πŸ₯°, which I am grateful to all of you! My day was indeed a great day!πŸ₯³πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

      Million thanks and I absolutely LOVED the Christmas card you gifted !😜πŸ₯³

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    1. Hi Nelson! Thank YOU so much for your kind wishes! πŸ₯³ You all made this Christmas very special! It was absolutely a time filled with love and joy!πŸŽ‚πŸ€ͺπŸ₯³πŸŽ„

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      1. I am so glad to hear that Annabel πŸ˜€ !! You deserve nothing less for being the amazing person you are πŸ™‚ . Always thankful for you! Wishing you all the best :).

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      2. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ₯‚ you’re so welcome, your friendship has been such a gift Annabel, inspiring and encouraging πŸ™‚. I am truly so glad and honoured to be your friend. Big hugs to you from across the sea πŸ€—πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸ₯‚.

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      3. I’m more than delighted by your kind words, Nelson! Much much gratitude sending out to you!πŸ™πŸŒΈπŸ˜ƒ Wish all the success, joy, and love surrounding every moment of your life! You deserve the best of all bestsπŸŽβ€¦.

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    1. I am exceedingly happy to read your comments, my dear friend!πŸ’• your angle words have put heartfelt smiles on my face! 🀩

      Glad you enjoyed the poem and pictures! Very lucky to have you hereπŸ₯³πŸŒΈ. Send a big hug!

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  4. It’s your Birthday, You are one lovely creation, maybe not what was expected, but beautifully blessed and gifted.πŸ₯°πŸŽπŸŽ‰
    Yes on a frosty day, warmth entered the equation of life and you breathe fresh air! Many years later you moved liked the wind and endured…Danced on to progression and survival. Wrote therapeutically and our hearts cried and declared YES… Like the angel dancer we too shall be well.πŸ€—
    Happy Birthday, well done and there is still more to come! I celebrate you πŸ₯‚πŸŒΉand thank the heavens I have witness humble beauty!πŸ™

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    1. Thank you so much, Tony! For your kindness, compassion and everything elseβ€¦πŸ™πŸ˜ƒ The past was not a pleasant journey, but I know it will only get better every single day, as I have been so blessed by you. πŸ˜ƒ You all keep me going. My heart is filled with joy and gratitudeβ€¦πŸŒΈπŸ™

      Wish you all the success, new adventures, and happiness in 2020! πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚

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      1. My Dear Annabel, it is a pleasure to cross the distance and reach you in words and thoughts that are sincere. My heart pours out of it, what it has received from you!
        I do not have to wish for your success, because you are already a success. If you are able to help someone or bring them through you are victorious. So here’s to more victories and more breakthroughs!πŸ€—πŸ₯‚β€οΈπŸ™

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      2. I am very grateful for your sincere and generous kind word, my friend! You shred lights around and we are contendπŸ™πŸ˜ƒ.

        I am happy reading that I am β€˜a success already’ πŸ₯° in your eyes. Success, though not much in a worldly way I guessπŸ˜…β€¦. Many thanks and appreciation from my heart to you, Tony!

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  5. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am having issues with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting similar RSS problems? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

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    1. Hi, thank you so much for your visit and kind comment! And yes, I’ve had others contacted me about the same issue! I will try to fix that shortly !

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