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Still There revised

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Still There revised

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree
why are you still standing 
The days grow long
snow's almost gone
a new season is near to dawning

A snowman smiles or more than one
glittering snowflakes large and small
A new born's festive photograph
a second grade too much older
hand-made creations here and there
a decoration in the eye of the beholder

Tall and strong this tree still stands
holding all these precious memories
It took so long to decorate
each sentimental piece just right in place
It's a shame to take them down again
Sort which goes where
wrap with tissue and care

This ever green tree purchased specifically to annually assemble
loses needles here and branch limbs there with each holiday preamble
As life keeps moving ever on and change is creeping nearer
the Christmas tree still stands, testament to all I hold dear

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/21/2017 9:58:00 AM
I hate putting them up and taking them down lol! great true write to the song!
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Sara Ella
Date: 10/21/2017 2:39:00 PM
Yes! I did think of the song when writing this :)
Date: 10/19/2017 6:38:00 PM
I share the feeling about my tree. but soon it will be time to put it up again. hoorayyyyyy!!!!!!!
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Sara Ella
Date: 10/19/2017 11:26:00 PM
Thank you Patricia :) I see Christmas in the stores already- it is getting near that time!
Date: 5/13/2017 4:58:00 PM
A lovely sentimental write. I have always loved my Christmas tree too...and for the same reasons. Here in Louisiana a lot of people leave them up and redecorate them in February for Mardi Gras.
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Date: 4/27/2017 7:33:00 PM
Nice tribute to the celebration of time. A great poem for celebrating.
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Sara Ella
Date: 4/27/2017 8:51:00 PM
Thank you Marilyn :)
Date: 3/7/2017 8:02:00 AM
Ohhh Sara, now of course I have to comment again :) It's BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow <3 I also love it how Tim helped you shape your poem!
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Tim Smith
Date: 3/8/2017 10:07:00 AM
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Sara Ella
Date: 3/7/2017 1:08:00 PM
Tim's help made all the difference :) Thank you Darren-a second comment from you is totally COOL! :D
Date: 3/6/2017 12:55:00 PM
Hello Sara. It would be grand if all decorated trees could stand all year long to admire the beauty and thought. As a child Christmas was always special including the tree. Thanks for sharing memories. Nice to see you posting. Well done
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Sara Ella
Date: 3/6/2017 5:59:00 PM
Thank you so much Lisa :) I had help from Tim-I am learning. <3
Date: 3/6/2017 7:14:00 AM
It is only right to hols the Christmas tree dear. It reminds me of Him who saved the world.
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Sara Ella
Date: 3/6/2017 5:57:00 PM
Yes, it is certainly more than a tree. <3 Thank you Victor :)
Date: 3/6/2017 3:21:00 AM
Excellent. well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Sara Ella
Date: 3/6/2017 5:56:00 PM
Thank you so much Ravi :)
Date: 3/6/2017 2:11:00 AM
I love it Sara :) All these memories in it, the love and care decorating. I can imagine why it's still there, even though it's March already <3
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Sara Ella
Date: 3/6/2017 5:55:00 PM
Yes! Thank you Darren :) A lifetime of memories. <3
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Darren White
Date: 3/6/2017 3:23:00 AM
Ahhhhh, Thanks Tim! Clover-klaver :)
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Tim Smith
Date: 3/6/2017 2:39:00 AM
Date: 3/5/2017 5:18:00 PM
An enchanting read! Thanks for sharing. mo
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Sara Ella
Date: 3/6/2017 5:43:00 PM
Thank you Maureen! :)
Date: 3/5/2017 3:55:00 PM
Just put some shamrocks on it and it will be a St Patrick's Day tree : )
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Darren White
Date: 3/6/2017 2:09:00 AM
What are shamrocks?
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Sara Ella
Date: 3/5/2017 4:16:00 PM
Ha! :) It is too full as it is! But a shamrock tree would be fun :D