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Christmas Tree of Love

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Hardrock
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since 02-14-2000
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New Hampshire, USA


0 posted 12-24-2000 11:47 AM       View Profile for Hardrock   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Hardrock

I remember Christmas 2000,
It was a joyous time for me.
Even though it was in my lean year,
And we only had a cardboard tree.

It started life as a cardboard box,
Discarded and thrown away.
But I still remember my ladyís face,
When I dragged it home that day.

She smiled and said, "Itís perfect!"
Then she blessed me with her kiss.
And I felt the shame inside me,
For she deserved much more than this.

She cut out all the angles,
Till it started to look like a tree.
And she smiled the whole time she did it,
While singing Christmas carols to me.

We used old wrapping paper for color,
Made garland out of old twine.
Iíll never forget the love I saw,
Each time her eyes met mine.

When the "tree" was finished,
She said, "Come and sit with me,
And Iíll tell you how much I love you,
Under our cardboard Christmas tree".

"Next year thingsíll be better,
But it wonít matter if itís not.
I love you for being the man you are,
And not for what youíve got."

"Presents are unnecessary,
Thatís not what matters to me,
The only thing I want is your love,
And this cardboard Christmas tree."

"No matter where life my lead us,
As long as weíre never apart.
Then youíve given me the best Christmas present,
When you gave me the love in your heart."

We sat there alone in silence,
And I said thanks to God above
For sending me this woman, and a cardboard box,
That became our Christmas tree of love.


© Copyright 2000 Marv Hardin - All Rights Reserved
Dark_kisses_Within
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since 03-21-2000
Posts 678
Kansas


1 posted 12-24-2000 11:58 AM       View Profile for Dark_kisses_Within   Email Dark_kisses_Within   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark_kisses_Within's Home Page   View IP for Dark_kisses_Within

Oh Marv!!    This was beautiful!  And yeah I agree the only thing that matters is "love."  Lovely story, I must say.  You are one in a million,
Mags


No person is worth your tears, and the only one that is ...... will never make you cry

JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


2 posted 12-24-2000 02:15 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Very nice thoughts...Merry Christmas to you and yours...James
firecrakker
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since 10-20-2000
Posts 238
Virginia


3 posted 12-24-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for firecrakker   Email firecrakker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for firecrakker

Nice to see ya again, Hardrock!  ...Thank you for this piece of humility and love. It made me think of the true essence of Christmas and how even in the meager years, if we stop to see the blessings around us, we are far richer than we thought. Merry Christmas, Marv, and a blessed New Year.

Sheila
MysticWonders
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since 12-11-2000
Posts 61
Massapequa NY


4 posted 12-24-2000 04:32 PM       View Profile for MysticWonders   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MysticWonders

What a wonderful poem this was...
it brought such a needed smile to my face*S*
Merry Xmas! and a healthy New year
Danyel
autumn
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since 06-08-2001
Posts 45
Maine


5 posted 06-09-2001 12:04 AM       View Profile for autumn   Email autumn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for autumn

I loved this. It reminded me of my first christmas after marriage when I decorated the tree with aluminum foil wrapped popcorn balls. The only tree I really remember.
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