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By: NoahWereMan~

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My brother’s on a journey
with all his family.
It leads them on a mission
across the western sea.
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Though they have not departed
for eastern borders yet
with vigilance and purpose

upon this goal they’re set.
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Adoption is a journey
that few have will to take.
The many tribulations
they’re lives chaotic make.
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But somewhere deep in China
there waits a little man,
their son, their children’s brother.
He’s part of God’s own plan.
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Their faith and hope abiding
all trouble overcame.
They’ve taught their little children
that Samuel’s his name.
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So Abby, Josh and Becca
await the coming day
when they will swarm their brother
in greetings, hugs, and play.
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On Christmas Eve we gathered
as is our custom here
exchanging gifts and thankful
for family so dear.
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My nieces and my nephews
were overwrought with joy,
their eager hands unwrapping
each new and precious toy.
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In buying Christmas presents
I seem to lack all skill.
I’d bought some cards, placed in them
a twenty dollar bill.
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So one by the one the children
had opened up a card
remembering to thank us
though patience’s rather hard.
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The room was strewn with wrapping.
Rebecca’s turn soon came.
Her grin was wide and happy
when Santa called her name.
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The card was quickly opened
with carelessness and glee.
She lifted high the twenty
for everyone to see.
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Then Dana asked Rebecca
“Whatever will you do
with all that Christmas money
that’s meant for only you?”
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Her answer came so quickly
she caught us unprepared
to hear the tender kindness
this little girl dared.
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Her quiet words were sweeter
than any honeycomb,
“I’ll give it to my father
to help bring Sammy home”.
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She didn’t want a dolly
nor dresses, nor a toy.
She only wished the presence
of one more little boy.
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And so the Christmas meaning
came swiftly then to me
in words from a wee angel,
a child of only three.
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12.25.11  A Noah Trifle