Beginnings and Endings

For d’verse Poets Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2020/12/17/mtb-endings-beginnings/

Christmas Tree

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of yore 

When dreams still came true 

And wishes were healing. 

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of yesteryear 

When giggles were constant 

And dreams still came true. 

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of the past 

When dreams felt like hope 

And smiles were acts of kindness.  

Today I stand before the tree 

And remember what I’ve been given 

And how thankful I am  

To be alive.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

23 thoughts on “Beginnings and Endings

  1. Lovely use of repetition in this piece – returning again to the tree, each time different but the same. It gives us a link back to those days and a way into those feelings of gratitude. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. The tree tradition holds within it such memories….a chance to express gratitude for those who have gone before. The repetition is very effective.

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