Death of a Christmas Tree

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

a poem describing the celebration and destruction of the tree

Submitted: January 23, 2018

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Submitted: January 23, 2018



Death of a Christimas Tree


We picked you out from your other lively, piney friends
and was told to feed you a steady diet of tepid water and aspirin
we carefully transported you home and dressed you up
with glittery globes and dazzling decorum, topped with a snazzy star...
and illuminated with pulsing lights...
We took your proud photograph on Christmas, with all your
gift-boxed companions.
After New Year's Day, we stripped you of your proud ornaments,
yanked you out the house by the trunk
bleeding pine sap and pine needles all over the driveway.
You were them unceremoniously dumped at the curb
to rejoin your other now dead piney friends.

We dressed you up to die before our very eyes.











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