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The Day Before Christmas Eve

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The Day Before Christmas Eve

Christmases and Christmases ago down where the Camelias grow
There was a family whose money was low__not so much cash flow

'Twas the day before Christmas Eve and they didn't have their Christmas tree
                                 nor stockings in a row

Their old artificial tree was looking very used_not even Charlie Brown could give
             it a look renewed

There wasn't funds to buy a new one or a tree that the stores sold freshly cut

Mom decided to the woods they would go for a cedar to hunt

The whole family piled in that tiny little truck and across the creeks 
                     and to the woods they flew like Santa in his sleigh

Walking, searching, searching not one suitable tree_fatigue, cold and huger
                  began to set in
                                   So back to the truck they did plod sadly

And there right there was one Cedar which looked green and shapely

The man of house with his strong muscles and a chain saw quickly_cut that beauty
                                   swinging high onto the truck proud of their great luck

Arriving home with tree in tow and placing it in its stand you know

Mom in the kitchen popping up some corn, making hot cocoa for us to warm

          a fire she lay to heat up the room _then the tree we'd all groom

With the tree in place and a roaring fire, hot cocoa to warm all desires

An odor began to permeate the air_floating over here and there

                                     "What is that scent?" mom did despair..

From that lovely green Cedar Tree a fowl scent circled the room

                    Dad laughed and laughed with a twinkling eye..
"A Tom Cat had sprayed that tree with a scent not very nice."...

So out the door the tree flew and Christmas Eve the hunt repeated...

Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi
Contest: Happy Holidays
Free Verse
I chose Christmas Eve

Copyright © Sara Kendrick

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:54:00 PM
    So funny........eeewww !! There is nothing worse than a scent of cat pee !! ha ha!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 11:53:00 AM
    So gentle and so real & I for one have been there and did the same thing! phewww stinking WOW LOL Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:21:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Sara

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 5:57:00 AM
    Many congratulations Sara xx

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:03:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, sara

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:01:00 PM
    a lovely win in DG's contest. ..Linda

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:25:00 PM
    hahaha, I love the ending. so creative. And unique entry!!!

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 6:18:00 PM
    I loved this poem from the beginning to the end beautiful and funny at the same time it took me back to my childhood to cool thanks alot dearest lady. cheri

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 12:34:00 PM
    nicely penned Sara...winning wishes...

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 8:59:00 AM
    A very good story Sara, You write so well. Loved it...Hugs...Roger

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 11:44:00 PM
    This made me smile, and it brought back good memories of my Christmases past. I really enjoyed reading this charming story tonight. I especially liked the Charlie Brown line! Wonderful work, Sara!

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 11:35:00 PM
    Such creative writing dear Sara Hugs

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 3:14:00 PM
    lol, hope the cat didn't spray the next tree

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 10:47:00 AM
    you charm me with your story, sara... clearly a delightful scene of Christmas eve.. awesome...hugggs