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Toerag
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0 posted 12-07-1999 09:52 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

in
the
unroamed
loamed alone
of cathedral forests
where resounds the
echoing silence of the
great organ timber pipes that
tower into the crystal distance
among the cool green and
deep honey dark secret caches
of shadowed silence there grow
the christmas trees
child trees still suckling
woodmilk from beneath the moss
to lift their sapling fingers and touch
full stride their miracle
but these child trees as christmas
ornaments are severed from sanctuary
by seasoned hunters with steel saws and
shiney axes and brought to towns
priced and tagged trimmed and dragged off to
christmastreetion camps where amid
the pallor of neon and the roaring ugliness of the
christmas crash they wait for christmas
people to inspect them and select them to fit a
certain space in a certain place so much
less than a wilderness with tinsel and glass paper
and plastic trash foam and fuzz flashing lights
and icons they stand dressed to hide their slow dry dying
M
E
R
R
Y
CHRISTMAS


Found this in my father's book......don't know if he wrote it...or just liked it enough to copy it?


© Copyright 1999 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-07-1999 10:03 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

I for one, have a fake tree. Oh well.

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


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2 posted 12-07-1999 10:06 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Whether your father wrote it or had the wisdom to copy it so it could be passed along, it's absolutely beautiful... Thank you for sharing this with us Toe!!!
Pepper
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A keeper for sure!
I love your tree Toe......!!!!


 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


WhtDove
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4 posted 12-07-1999 11:20 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Toe, I thought you had done this at first...
Excellent...I really liked this. Thank you for sharing such a treasure!  


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Sally S.
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5 posted 12-07-1999 11:53 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Great imagery!  Thank you for sharing this with us, Toe.  

"Christmastreetion camps," eh?  Clever use of words to be sure.
Toerag
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6 posted 12-07-1999 12:20 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Saxoness......Well, I fake Christmas..oh well. (Ya didn't have to be so wordy yanno?)

[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 12-07-1999).]
Iloveit
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7 posted 12-07-1999 01:13 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

like this, toe, it is really well written and the message and presentation are equally good

hugs and smiles
Martie
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8 posted 12-07-1999 01:55 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a treasure you found Toe.  Thank you for sharing this.
Beki
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9 posted 12-07-1999 01:56 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

This is so beautifully executed, my friend, truly a treasure. I have to admit I must have a real tree every year because I live at the beach and it is the only time I get to enjoy such things, so I am guilty but I always buy my trees from companies that replant for every tree they cut.
I will print it and keep it , though , to remind me of the cost. Thanks for sharing.  
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10 posted 12-07-1999 02:02 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

You will be pleased to know that I dont have a tree real or otherwise. Loved your layout Toe and a very touching story.
Andrew Scott
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11 posted 12-07-1999 03:19 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Where ever the credit lies, this was a great piece to share. Thanks for doing so... peaseful days to you my good Sir.
Toerag
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12 posted 12-07-1999 03:58 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thank you all so much for the replies. As you've all noticed my time here is decreasing day by day, and soon it will be gone all together I'm afraid. I do hope all of you have a great holiday season...no matter of your beliefs, your religion, or your feelings about the season. Whether or not any of you believe in the birth of the Christ Child, it is a good time to remind us all of what we've done the past year, what we have to be thankful for, and for sharing time with your families. Most all of the folks here are very kind and caring people....Most of you have families to share love with, and hopefully good tidings with. This is the end of another year, and a century this time....hopefully the new century will bring good health and wealth to all of you. I know my brief time here has been enjoyable and a learning experience. We've all laughed together, cried together, gotten over hardships together..and for those of us that don't have the luxury of family close at hand, it's been a great fellowship that I'm sure has been appreciated and enjoyed by many. I do hope you all have something to be thankful for, and that the future has nothing more than smiles and prosperity for all....and, again, thanks for all the kind responses and friendship you've offered me while I've been here....Happy Holidays...and yall be good now ya hear?
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13 posted 12-07-1999 05:34 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Your holiday wishes may not rhyme... but any words so beautifully written that touch a heart so deeply must surely be poetry? *S* Thank you, Toe... and may your holiday season and future be blessed with much happiness, laughter, and joy... and the true "wealth" of a life of good health surrounded by those you love.
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14 posted 12-07-1999 05:52 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

This is absolutely beautiful....I will definitely print this...no Christmas tree for me, so I'd rather have the poem  

but...*snf*...where are you going, Toe? You can't leave...unless of course you are willing to take all of us with you...
Besides, I've seen your picture now! When someone taps you on the shoulder and says its time to come home, it ain't the Angel of Death, its just me...though I've been told we look alike  

May your every day be blessed, you deserve it.


 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

Nan
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15 posted 12-07-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Geesh, Toe.... another one I don't have to edit..... This one is awesome, my friend.... and...btw - I just put lots and lots of lights on a very large potted plant... much to the chagrin of my kids......
Seymour Tabin
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16 posted 12-07-1999 10:40 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toe,
This one lit up my invisible tree, thank you.
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17 posted 12-07-1999 11:11 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Toe, my friend, may you have a wonderful holiday filled with joy and even a small percentage of the pleasure you have given us.

Oh, and one other thing.....
........
WhtDove
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18 posted 12-07-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Alright Toe, your long reply there has my eyes stinging with tears! Well, now there running down my cheeks.  Buddy I am sure gonna miss you around here!!!  I hope you have a blessed Holiday too. I hope your journey is a safe one. I hope for a better year for you. And I pray that you come back to see us as soon as you can!!!

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Jesus is the reason for the season

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19 posted 12-08-1999 06:48 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Darling: You are the spirit of Christmas..

Now don't you go disappearing on me, well you couldn't, cause there will always be a little bit of all us in your pocket, keeping a beady eye on you..*g*

HUSG my friend

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...

 
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