Ode To A Christmas Tree
By Trish Thomson, Kenai
Each year at the start of the
Christmas Season I begin
to wonder about where to get a live
tree for this religious and wondrous
occasion, known by most of us as Christmas.
Hence, “Ode to a Christmas tree.”
This year I’ve already got a tree
picked out – NOT – from any store
on the Kenai Peninsula, but a
live tree from my very own yard,
here in Kenai – Alaska – of course.
At tree sprouted up from a pine cone
in my very own vegetable/fruit
garden, and now – a 4-foot-tall tree
ready to be harvested and cut by me
to be used to decorate my home –
Winter of 2016.
A home-land grown tree will be
used this year in my home instead
of a plastic one like I’ve used in the past.
I just bought a new pair of tree-heavy prunes
so I should be able and ready
for the task of cutting it down myself.
Now this year will be extra special
when I harvest my own tree, come
December, from my land next to my home.
God has given a hand in making
sure I will have the tools, strength and
know-how to make Christmas, 2016
special for me and my friends and family.
Thank God for giving me the words
to write this story now and I dream
of the day when I can harvest
my Christmas tree.
The joy continues as I’m already
making homemade ornaments for
my first ever live Christmas tree,
Hence – end of an
Ode to a Christmas tree.