‘Decorating The Tree’ by Elizfrat

Here is my entry for this month’s mini writing competition on the theme of Christmas.  If you have a piece of poetry or flash fiction that you would like to enter you still have time to do so and you would be very welcome.

xmas tree

Decorating The Tree

I am a human Christmas tree

Small form strewn with tinsel

As I venture forward on unsteady legs

Crash to the floor in glee

 

I am a human Christmas tree

Arms festooned with shining baubles

Reaching up to parent

To help dress the fir

 

I am a human Christmas tree

Decorated for celebration

Much as the diminutive branches

That light up my meagre bed-sit

 

I am a human Christmas tree

Adorned with ornamented toddlers

Wrapped round legs and draped in arms

I pass on family tradition

 

I am a human Christmas tree

Stripped bare of jewels

Withered and forgotten

I sit alone

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