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Saturday, December 01, 2012

OH! CHRISTMAS TREE!

by Lynnie Gobeille

Rhode Island Holiday Tree: State To Leave 'Christmas' Out Of Lighting Ceremony-- Huffington Post


I live in the State of Rhode Island
A place governed by folks refusing to see –
That no matter -  what you call it
It’s still a Christmas tree.

The food pantry shelves are empty
Sandy’s “Homeless” remain in the cold
Let’s all hold hands, raise our voices together
Sing the story that needs to be told.

Flip the switch! Go ahead turn the lights on
Gaze at the beautiful Tree
You can call it whatever you want to
It’ll still mean:  HOPE : to me.


Lynnie Gobeille is passionate about poetry. She is one of the co-founders / editors of The Origami Poems Project, a world wide “free poetry event” based in Rhode Island . Her micro-chapbooks can be found there. Her work has been published in various journals and on-line poetry sites. Her mantra?  “We can change the world, one free poetry book at a time”.