Poetry Friday is being hosted over at my dear friend Tara Smith’s blog.
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There is no tree in my house
but my mom says the ficus will have to do
plus, I looked it up and
it’s an extremely important food source for wildlife, so
that’s good.

We have no stockings or a fireplace
but my dad says our socks above the stove will work
plus, I looked it up and
it’s not really a part of the Christmas story, so
that’s good.

Most of our presents will be fruit
but my mom says fruit is nutritious
plus, I looked it up and
if we eat fruit we can be sure we don’t get scurvy, so
that’s good.

My mom is unravelling one of her sweaters
but my dad says the socks she knits will be filled with love
plus, I looked it up and
some natives reuse yarn to honor the sheep who gave it, so
that’s good.

I don’t talk about ours at school
but my dad says all traditions are important
plus, I looked it up and
a tradition is really just a belief passed down through generations, so
that’s good.

Santa doesn’t come if you don’t have money
but my mom says Christmas is about love and joy
plus, I looked it up and
it’s really about a baby born outside in straw, so
he didn’t have money either.