A Fine Tree Gathering

Dedicated to my son, at Christmas
Dedicated to my son, at Christmas
Tall Christmas Spruce
Tall Christmas Spruce
Christmas buck
Christmas buck
Santa who?
Santa who?
snow clouds gathering
snow clouds gathering
signs of the season
signs of the season
frosty surprises
frosty surprises
the wise one watches over the scene below
the wise one watches over the scene below
Family matters, especially at Christmas
Family matters, especially at Christmas

The Season's Greetings



Now comes the finest of life's gatherings, that of the season's trees,

with a dusting of light snow flakes to be shared, to dance in the breeze.

We gather up bunches of the best mistletoe, and pile the holly high,

For our making of the special holiday's wreaths, we add a jolly sigh.





It is a time of special memories, and of our cherished family and friends,

Shopping for all the nice presents, along with holiday cards, each to send.

The stringing of the most colorful bright lights, placed all about the roof,

Where Santa and his decked out sleigh, to be led by a reindeer's hoof.





We now deck the halls, so merrily, with our fondest decorations, galore,

Then we place the tall Christmas spruce, just right, beyond the door.

We wrap our presents so hastily, then we hide them in a special place,

With signs of silly smudges, by hot chocolate, smeared across our face.





A special reflection of the baby child, born on that first Christmas Day,

The quest of the following wise men, with their fine gifts all on display.

A silent night revered by all, both the young and the young in spirit,

The grandest story of Christmas to be told, for all who wish to hear it.





Enjoying the warmth of a fine fireplace, as the family there sits so near,

The feelings and the strong emotions, all of the love and of good cheer.

For there is nothing to compare in merriment, as fond, in this time of delight,

As wild geese, all to be winging southward, on such a cold Winter's night.





In the giving and not in receiving, the carols all sung, those that we share,

Give credence to the special message, and in showing that we all do care,

The hustle and bustle of excited people, personifies all, and to move so fast,

For on each beloved Christmas eve, to be found, a wonderful peace, at last.










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craiglyn 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I just came to the computer and here you are with your Christmas poem. Very nice whonu and I love the photos of you and your son - thanks for sharing. : )


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

We adopted our son when he was eight years old and raised him as long and well as we knew how to, He passed away two Christmas's ago, and this is why I dedicated this poetry to his memory. He left two young children and his wife has custody, after his tragic accident. Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you enjoyed this bit of nostalgia and how I feel about the true meaning of the season.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Season's greetings and thanks for life as it should be.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Season's greetings and blessings to you and yours my friend. Thank you for sharing.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Dedicated to my son, who perished two Christmas's ago in a tragic accident, and with love to all at Christmas, 2012.


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craiglyn 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I am so sorry to hear about your son whonu. Life is so hard sometimes, and this time of year can be especially hard because it is a time of "family". But know that your son will always be with you. All the best for this Christmas Season. : )


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

bless you whonu and seasons greetings to you and yours..:)


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Frank, and it is very well received and sent back to you, as well.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you craiglyn, time is slow in healing, but it does, and the memories that we share with others, a way that helps in this process. whonu.

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