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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

DEATH BEFORE CHRISTMAS-a poem [T, 12-19-17]

CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith for the Years of Winter…

DEATH BEFORE CHRISTMAS-a poem     [T, 12-19-17]

The lady down the street
has died, two weeks before
Christmas. Her children
are clearing out her house.
They have thrown her Christmas
tree along the curb,
still green, but on its side,
in dirty snow, stripped
of its festive trimmings, ‘cept
for straggly tinsel, and one
small, missed ornament,
a smiling angel, peeking
low, through branches that will soon
turn brown.


This is a repeat from 12-14-14.

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