Treasure Island

David Keig

(1951 / UK)

No Christmas Tree Where It Should Be


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 tearfully
No home, no kids surrounding me
No corner in my house to see
The magic of that Christmas tree.

Submitted: Monday, November 28, 2005
Edited: Friday, June 04, 2010

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  • ** ** (2/17/2007 9:00:00 AM)

    hi,

    very nice poem david
    i hope the cristmas come soon to make the tree

    peace and love
    khadija (Report) Reply

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