Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Advent Poems (Dec 4th) - Christmas Trees

Real
Christmas
Trees
Die
Brown
Languish
Shower needles
Make mess
Have to be watered
Need to be thrown away!
Like spoilt children
They always demand attention
Insisting they be kept and tended to.
But I love real Christmas trees
They make a room smell of Christmas
They bring life to a warmly decorated lounge
They change the air, the atmosphere
They turn a neglected corner into a centre piece
They become an extra seasonal character to the family
And for this reason
I’ll always love
Real trees



Fake
Christmas
Trees
Last
Survive
Keep going
Do not change
Continue.
They are practical
Can be used year after year
They want for nothing
They effect their job effortlessly
Spending summer months in the attic
They wait for next year patiently
They do not intrude on the atmosphere
Simply offer visual stimulus for those who look
In their manufactured shades of green.
They are clean, cost effective, strong and plastic
Nothing can be more reliable than a fake Christmas tree
And for this reason
I’ll always use
Fake trees

3 comments:

Kirst said...

WOW! I LOVE the design! Glyn, I am getting more and more 'grrrr'ified at you every day!

Your're looking good for a top spot on my blog loist this month though! Keep it up!

John said...

Glyn

....been meaning to bounce over for ages, and let you know we showed the "Others" vid as part of Croydon Cit's new vision for the future of our Corps.

Powerful sfuff, mate.

Peace and blessings

J :-)

plumsauce10 said...

your too cool for school