Post Series: The Christmas Series: Poem with an explanation: A third option

Two options?
Dead or fake?
No, no, no.
Maybe,
at one time,
the first had a logic.
Then,
considering,
the second had a logic.
But,
no, no, no.
A third option –
living.
Some say,
but see …
but no …
look after two weeks,
no, no, no.
Living,
yes,
living.
With a home,
yes,
a home.
Think,
living.
Generations.
Memories.
Real.
Yes,
living.
Now,
two choices,
stay at home,
or relocation.
Both have merits.
Stay at home,
means consistency,
but still,
stay at home.
Relocation,
means legacy,
and a row,
but,
every year.
But,
both have merits.
So,
dead – no,
fake – no,
living – yes.
Make the change.

 

This poem is about Christmas trees.  Normally, when presented with the option of having a Christmas tree, there are two choices presented: a cut tree or an artificial tree.  The problems are, a cut tree is dead and an artificial tree is fake.  Dead and fake seem like not the best choices for the home.  The poem presents a third option: a living tree.  Not a tree that was living, but was cut, but a tree that is still alive.  A tree, that at least for the Christmas season, lives in a pot.  The poem proposes that having something living is better than having something dead or fake.  The poem also proposes two options for the living tree.  Either a: a tree that always lives in a pot (thereby using the same tree every year) or b: planting the tree every year after Christmas and getting a new one the next year.  The poem suggests that this third option of a living tree is better than the first two of one that was cut or or one that is artificial.

 

Notes:

There will no posts on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things December 24 – December 27.  Merry Christmas in advance.

In the first post of The Christmas Series, it was noted that it had not been decided if The Christmas Series would end with this post or continue after Christmas day.

The post from December 17, 2015 entitled Post Series: The Christmas Series: Bilingual Poem: Begins, noted that “Christmas doesn’t end on the 25th, it begins.”  As such, M. Sakran has decided to continue The Christmas Series through January 5, 2016.  This corresponds to the twelve days of Christmas.  M. Sakran hopes that readers will enjoy the continued series.

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