Prose - I Wanted to Be A Christmas Tree

What are you looking at?
I know I don’t look very merry
I’m a modern day Grinch
But let me tell you my story

When they came for me
The animals all cried
The day I was cut down
All my hopes died

Now with varnish and a knob
And no life or soul
I exist in corporate America
My dream is what they stole

I knew of my fate long ago
But I wanted to be more
I wanted to bring joy
With presents on the floor

I wanted a star
Tinsel and lights
I wanted Santa to see
How I brightened their nights

I wanted to be different
So much more than a door
To be a Christmas tree
Is what I prayed for

So the next time you knock
Think of what I wanted to be
Don’t just push me around
Instead close your eyes and see

How imagination can come to life
In a forgotten forest in your mind
And know that I too wish for more
It is my true spirit I hope you will find

Happy Holidays,

The Door



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V Qisya 4 years ago

My favorite stanza,

"I wanted a star

Tinsel and lights

I wanted Santa to see

How I brightened their nights".

Simply great, Mark! Loved it! Up and away :D


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi Verita my beautiful friend. They are having a door decorating contest where I work and I hadn't put anything up. So yesterday my boss asked, "Hey man why don't you write a Christmas poem about your door and put it up as your decoration?" So here it is.....


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Aww! Poor Mr. Tree. Very cute poem! ^_^b


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Freya - Isn't it sad? Ha.... poor little tree and all his animal friends who miss him... now he is just a door.... how boring.


V Qisya 4 years ago

Very interesting, Mark. I can't deny :D


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janiek13 4 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

Great poem! Actually, I was the Christmas tree in our city parade this year. It was awesome.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Verita - Thank you! Sorry for the delay in my response. What's funny is someone posted another poem as a response to mine on my door at my office but they didn't sign their name so there is a mystery to figure out next week!

@janiek13 - Thank you! You were a tree? Sorry I missed it!

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