Monday, November 12, 2007

Decorated

An original poem for this holiday season:


Decorated
Cut down in the forest
Only a stump remaining
Dragged back home to Mom
Lower limbs trimmed away
Propped up
Dressed nicely
For all to see
Sapped of life
Adorned with ornaments
Filled with memories
Family gathered
Gifts given
Speeches made
Tribute paid
Then dried out
Hauled out
Left on the curb
Purpose served
Alone
Forgotten
The War Hero
Decorated



Happy Veterans Day, everybody.

1 comment:

Mustard said...

One of my favorites. Now there is a true definition of sublime.