The fake needles scratch
the skin as you put the tree up.
The glitter ornaments shimmer
as you turn on the colored lights
for the first time this december.
Ornaments of different shapes and
sizes drape from the branches.
Presents start to stack under the
tree, different types of wrapping,
tags with many different names.
There's excitement and laughter as
you watch family open their gifts.
Ham with mashed potatoes, corn
and pumpkin pie fill the dinner
table, family talks while you eat,
When over and more time has
passed it's time to put t he past behind.
You pack up the ornaments, the
tinsel, the lights, and as the needles
scratch the skin one more time there
is a feeling of sadness.
For christmas time is gone,
But it will will come again next year.
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