#LoveMadeVisible Day 7: Hope Disguised, by Nadine Poper

 Hope Disguised

Scraggly but tall.  Misshapen but towering.   An unsightly tree in the timber grove.

A truck pulls up.  Men get out.  Chop me down.  Drag me along icy ground .  Thrown into the back. 

A big sigh knowing my end is near.  Highway noise and icy wind. 

But wait.  Being lifted upright and secured.  In the center of a poor city?

“Boo”, some say.  “Ugly! Take it down.”  


Now singing.  Fanfare.  One red decorative ball.   I am Reading, PA’s  Christmas tree! 

Nadine Poper is a school librarian in Reading, PA. The above poem in 81 words was created for 81words.net.

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3 Responses to #LoveMadeVisible Day 7: Hope Disguised, by Nadine Poper

  1. Lynn Schuessler says:

    What I love about children’s stories & poetry . . . there is always hope.

  2. Gotta love that surprise happy ending! 🙂

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