The Reindeer

A plastic reindeer with

chipped silvery paint

Yet proudly

it hangs on the tree

Bearer of so many

sweet Christmas wishes

Bought by a young mom

for her little girl

Hung with hope

on her first Christmas tree

Placed lovingly

year after year

Now both mother and daughter

have silvery hair

Still the little reindeer

Shines on

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12 Responses to The Reindeer

  1. Nancy Hatcher says:

    I love the picture of this mom and her little girl…still enjoying this time of love together! xo

  2. blkdrama says:

    Shine on! Legacy 🙂

  3. Donna Smith says:

    Silvery sliver of a slice!

  4. I love your word choices…the chipped silvery paint is SO vivid to me!

  5. Judy C. says:

    What a wonderful tradition and reminder of that someone special. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Those “sweet Christmas wishes” are to be cherished. You captured the passage of time and the depth of the love so well. Lovely!

  7. Jaana says:


  8. I’m connecting your poem to special ornaments on my tree. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  9. Kive hearing about the silvery gleam of the little guy! Your words paint a beautiful picture of this special ornament!

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