David Keig

Rookie - 13 Points (1951 / UK)

A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! - Poem by David Keig

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
With dark green needled memories
Of childhood dreams and mysteries
Wrapped present-like in front of me.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
I glimpse a past wherein i see
The child that then grew into me
Not forward fast but haltingly.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
A time for being with family
A time that's gone so fleetingly
Yet lives for always deep in me.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
When twelfth night comes whole hauntingly
One lingered look and then i see
No Christmas tree where it would be.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
With feelings now felt longingly
No corner in my house to see
The magic of that Christmas tree.


Comments about A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! by David Keig

  • Gold Star - 4,941 Points Susan Williams (1/1/2015 4:19:00 PM)

    I hope you are still an active member of this site- you exude talent and I want to read more and more of your poetry. This particular poem I will cherish. Thank you for sharing it. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,687 Points Spock The Vegan (12/22/2014 12:55:00 PM)

    A well written poem. Good job! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,313 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (12/5/2014 8:14:00 PM)

    the beauty and glory of a Christmas tree depicted well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lavanya Shetty (12/27/2012 7:02:00 AM)

    very well writen and I like verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry much (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 12, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, December 5, 2005


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