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The Perfect Christmas Tree Premiere Contest Winner

We ventured out into the woods one day Trying to find the perfect Christmas tree A beautiful fir all will want to come and see Planning to cut it and carry it on an old sleigh We walked for miles, until we were ready to quit We finally found the most magnificent green fir It was so perfect, full and tall, the top was a blur We were so excited and couldn’t wait to cut it We then saw a beautiful red cardinal in his nest The nest was hidden in the branches of this tree We couldn’t do it, disturb the nest and make him flee We decided to leave this perfect tree and let him rest We turned around and couldn’t believe our eyes There it was, a smaller version of the perfect tree We picked this one instead and felt happy as could be We loved the smaller tree much more to our surprise Feeling more in the Christmas spirit that we saved a life We then cut and carried our small tree home that day We knew it was only right we let that beautiful bird stay We felt joyous and at peace for not causing him any strife 12/9/18

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Date: 10/11/2019 10:25:00 AM
Very beautiful poem!! Also it was very nice of you and your family for not chopping the tree and letting the bird keep the tree as his home. :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 10/11/2019 12:24:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/31/2019 2:03:00 PM
A lovely poem and Congrats.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 10/11/2019 12:23:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/31/2019 1:20:00 PM
Love it Tania, just my sort of poem, the rhyming and the lovely piece of empathy for the nesting bird. xxx
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 10/11/2019 12:23:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/31/2019 12:25:00 PM
Thanks and congratulations. Reminds me of a Christmas in Newfoundland. When I cut what I thought was a small tree. After the snow melted, I saw that I had cut the top out of a large tree. Deep snow that year. That was a surprise.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 7/31/2019 4:57:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 1/30/2019 2:38:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win! What a beautiful poem and a touching soul you have! A fav for me! We had Cardinals come visit at Christmas one year! Hugs, Chantelle
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 1/30/2019 4:13:00 PM
Thank you Chantelle!
Date: 1/7/2019 6:31:00 PM
Hello Tania Kitchin, you did the right thihg to take the smaller tree. Have a nice evening my friend,
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 1/7/2019 7:58:00 PM
thank you!
Date: 12/21/2018 9:48:00 PM
I applaud you for finding another tree and allowing the cardinal to keep its nesting place, Tania. I love the story behind your poem and your writing style is captivating. Congratulations on your well-earned top win! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/22/2018 5:27:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn!
Date: 12/21/2018 5:48:00 PM
Congratulations Tania on your big win. A lovely, heartfelt verse, and a happy ending.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/21/2018 6:23:00 PM
thank you!
Date: 12/21/2018 10:16:00 AM
Lovely, Tania. Congrats on your gold medal win.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/21/2018 12:22:00 PM
thank you!
Date: 12/20/2018 8:45:00 PM
BIG CONGRATS to win top. Hugs.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/21/2018 4:50:00 AM
thank you!
Date: 12/20/2018 2:05:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Tania, a fabulous trophy win:-) well done:-) hugs Jan xx
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 3:40:00 PM
thank you Jan! :)
Date: 12/20/2018 8:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your top win Tania. A lovely poem. Kindest thoughts Ann x
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 12:02:00 PM
thank you!
Date: 12/20/2018 8:06:00 AM
WEll-DESERVED top spot, Tania! Janice
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 12:02:00 PM
thank you!
Date: 12/20/2018 7:23:00 AM
Congrats on the top spot. Nice to know that you honored the bird's "squatters rights"
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 12:03:00 PM
thank you!
Date: 12/20/2018 6:59:00 AM
Congratulations on your high honors. Well done.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 12:03:00 PM
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Date: 12/20/2018 6:39:00 AM
Lovely poem, Tania. How awful it would've been if the cardinal lost it's home! Congrats on your first place win. :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 12:04:00 PM
thank you
Date: 12/20/2018 5:41:00 AM
Congratulations for your top win! :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 5:57:00 AM
thank you!
Date: 12/20/2018 5:27:00 AM
delightful love it congrts on 1st place
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/20/2018 5:57:00 AM
Thank you so much for my first placement in your contest, I feel honored!
Date: 12/17/2018 4:23:00 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful verse, Tania! My kind of poetry. Many thanks for considering my entry in your contest worthy of a win. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/17/2018 4:50:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 12/16/2018 12:24:00 PM
I don't like to cut tree, but choose an artificial Christmas Tree. I appreciate your decision. All the best. Love.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/16/2018 1:49:00 PM
thank you
Date: 12/9/2018 12:09:00 PM
Tania, oh this is beautiful and truly touched my heart, well done for the contest and a winner to me and a FAV ~
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/9/2018 1:38:00 PM
Thank you Constance!
Date: 12/9/2018 8:42:00 AM
Very nice Tania. The cardinal gets to keep its home :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/9/2018 10:43:00 AM
Thank you Heidi!
Date: 12/9/2018 6:24:00 AM
Such a heartwarming story Tania, I am sure many birds do lose their homes when trees are felled for Christmas... we have an artificial one but haven't used it for several years preferring to use a tiny tree on the window sill which was given to us by a dear friend who passed away and we use it in her memory:-) hugs Jan xx
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 12/9/2018 7:21:00 AM
thank you Jan! :)