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As it gets nearer to Christmas, Christmas trees are going up everywhere. Yes, I know some have been up since November! Here’s a poem about one.
The Littlest Christmas Tree.
The other trees looked oh so tall
To he, who was so very small.
And now it is the time of year
When everyone is filled with cheer.
Some men came for the tallest tree.
They took him with them, full of glee.
He was going into town.
In Market Square he’d wear a crown.
The littlest tree watched on as folk
Bought others. He was full of hope
That soon he would be picked to go
To a home where he’d put on a show.
But people passed him by and said,
“That one’s too small. Take another instead.”
His branches drooped. He was so sad,
Until a man came, with a lad.
Most other trees had long been sold.
The little tree stood in the cold.
“Look, there’s a small one,” said the lad
As he turned towards his dad
“It will just fit in our hall.
We can’t have one that is too tall.”
And so they came with spade and dug
Around his roots, all in the mud.
The littlest tree went home with them.
The lights and baubles gleamed like a gem.
He was so happy in that home
With all the love around him shown.
But Christmas passes soon away.
Then there came that dreaded day.
They took away the lights and balls.
“What happens now?” was all his thoughts.
He saw the tall trees passing by
On lorries, going off to die.
Their needles withering and brown
On their proud branches, drooping down.
Fear now filled the littlest tree.
“Is that what’s going to happen to me?”
But then the Dad came with a spade.
“I’ll not throw that for which we’ve paid.”
He dug a deep hole for the roots
And tamped it down with his big boots.
“We’ll let him grow, and then next year
We’ll bring him in again. Don’t fear.
And so the littlest tree was glad
That he’d been bought by this kind dad.
For now he has naught to fear.
He’s decorated every year.
I hope you enjoyed reading my poem.
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