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Our tree

Our Tree



Carrying green, luscious needles on gracefully stretching limbs,
Strong, straight trunk holding all that bounty together, 
Emitting cool, spicy fragrance that touches our senses with delight,
The Christmas tree is reaching for us.

We see, we smell, we hold this wonder of nature;
We tie it to the top of our car and carry it home 
With expectant smiles of happy times to come.

After a short rest in our peaceful back yard,
The day comes when we bring it into the house.
Without any struggle it stands and soon holds strands
 of twinkling lights, making it glow and sparkle.

Friends join us in decorating, 
We are surrounded by boxes of treasures, 
we remember each ornament and relive 
the moment it was created, or given to us by a loved one.

“This is the first ornament we bought after we were married,
The girls painted these when they were, oh, maybe 6 and 8 years old,
And these with roses on them are the last gift from Dad, before we lost him.
Our son loved the Lionking, so we got him this ornament.”

“I made these when I was going through my wood working phase,
And this is from a very dear friend.
My sister found this cat ornament, knowing I like cats,
And here is this year’s find I bought at the Christmas place.”

Now it’s time for a break, coffee and cookies.
But soon we look upon the masterpiece 
we created with satisfaction.
“Oh, it’ so beautiful!” my heart sings.

This tree would win no price at a contest,
It has no color theme, only love and joy.
It carries the precious memories of times gone by,
Of a loving family and lots of good friends.

I believe the tree likes it .
It stretches with all the glitter and smiles proudly.
I wake up to it’s wonderful pine scent,  
Thinking:” It’s Christmas time!
I love it”

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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:41:00 AM
    Bridget, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 9:37:00 AM
    Beautiful write here, Bridget and now that it is a "first round survivor" ... smile ... good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 10:29:00 AM
    Bridget, Heartiest congratulations on the well deserved selection of your poems in the semi-finals. I wish you victory in the finals. God Bless You! - Mohammad

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 1:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals Bridget. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 10:11:00 AM
    Bridget - Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round, best of luck in the finals – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 8:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. May you have many more featured Brigitte. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 6:40:00 PM
    Awesome write, Congratulations on having this lovely poem featured this week. May you have many more, God Bless*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 6:31:00 PM
    Brigitte - Wonderful poem - I just wanted to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 6:26:00 AM
    Congrats Bridget on "Our Tree" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 12/11/2008 4:35:00 PM
    How wonderful Brigitte, how well you express yourself and the things you love. You are genuine and so is your friendship. Enjoy Christmas and have a Blessed New year, Love and Light, Hilde

  1. Date: 12/11/2008 8:48:00 AM
    What a lovely poem about a wonderful family moment, captured in your poem! These are days to treasure for your book of memories! Lovely poem, Bridget! ~ Merry Christmas...Carrie