Dee Corpolongo

Rookie - 212 Points (09/ 27/64 / New York)

A Christmas Incident


As I awoke this morning
an incident was on my mind
it happened many years ago
and of the strangest kind.

While X-mas shopping at the mall
a big purchase made @ The Gap
afterward we tried on some jackets
then decided to call it a rap

I went to pick up my purchases
that I laid neatly on the floor
I could not find them anywhere
as if they walked out the door

I panicked and called security
He suggested I notify the store
they listed all the contents bought
and said they could do no more

I went home and felt so empty
knowing I spent all the money I had
this was gonna be a black Christmas
How could it turn out so bad?

On X-mas eve as I was cooking
the phone rang and my voice did crack
A worker from The Gap had called
saying they got my purchases back

The ones who stole my bags that day
had attempted to return them all
and when the contents matched my list
it was then they decided to call

To me it was more than a miracle
to have everything bought under the tree
I felt so grateful and so lucky
a wonderful Christmas it turned out to be!


.........(....and thank you Lord!)

Submitted: Sunday, November 18, 2012

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A true blessing that had happened....

Comments about this poem (A Christmas Incident by Dee Corpolongo )

  • Bronze Star - 2,923 Points Patricia Grantham (11/25/2013 2:52:00 PM)

    Truly a great Christmas blessing. This time it wasn't the Grinch that
    stole Christmas it was the thieves. A very well put together poem with
    lots of feelings that touches the heart. Just lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,372 Points Valsa George (8/29/2013 10:31:00 AM)

    I can imagine the excitement of getting back what you thought you had once lost! Beautifully put! !

    Thanks for the lovely comment! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stevie Taite (1/8/2013 1:18:00 PM)

    What a fab poem, a great little bit of Christmas magic! Phew! X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (12/26/2012 3:24:00 PM)

    A wonderful write with a happy ending, a lovely christmas poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 112 Points Robert Beck (12/14/2012 1:16:00 PM)

    Gosh, your rhymes tell such great stories. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,568 Points * Sunprincess * (12/5/2012 8:37:00 AM)

    wow..i am sure this must happen to alot of people..
    be more careful..awesome write. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (12/4/2012 8:10:00 PM)

    I enjoy reading about happy endings, most of all when it comes to Christmas. Well done Dee... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,822 Points Smoky Hoss (11/22/2012 7:38:00 PM)

    What a wonderful story, could almost be a movie! A beautiful telling of it also. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,094 Points Valerie Dohren (11/20/2012 5:57:00 PM)

    A wonderful story Dee, and lucky you to get them all back. A delightful poem, well written and rhymed. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,166 Points Thomas A Robinson (11/20/2012 7:22:00 AM)

    Yes and you are so grateful we all can see.
    And timely telling may save someone
    much misery (Report) Reply

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