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No Need for Mistletoe!
by Bonnie May

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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When you've not a gift to give, dig deeper, and not in your pockets, try your heart and you'd be surprised what your heart can come up with.

No Need for Mistletoe!


One year, kind of like this one, money was really tight.

I worried that Christmas wouldn’t come, I worried all night.

Then I had a thought about Christmas & it isn’t the gifts you buy.

It’s about giving every part of you, like the day our Savior died.


So I awoke that morning determined to find ways to show love.

I prayed and asked for the answers to my Savior up above.

I searched & found a little branch similar to a small tree in fall.

It didn’t have one single leaf on it; in fact, it had no life at all.


I placed it in a tiny pot & filled it with sod and bits of stone.

I tied a ribbon around the pot & attached a few pinecones.

Cutting little pieces of colored paper & writing a pledge on each.

I tied each of them to my tree, what humility this tree with teach.


This gift was for my brother and the promises will be fulfilled.

One was for a pumpkin custard pie, two inches deep and fully chilled.

Others ranged from giving him neck massages to cutting his hair.

This was all I had to give this year to someone I loved more than air.


There were thirteen love pledges put on the little promise tree.

They were the best things I had to bestow; they were the best of me.

When my brother spied the tree, his eyes filled with loving tears.

He said, “This is the best present I’ve ever had, all through my years.”


He took me in his arms and hugged me and said, “I love you so,”

At that moment I realized, this was Christmas, no need for mistletoe.


Written by,

Bonnie May





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Reviewed by Cryssa C 12/3/2008
Giving of the heart is the key... day in and day out...
Reviewed by Connie Faust 12/3/2008
This is so very wonderful--It's no secret why we all love your writings.
Even the intro is an encouragement to live life to the max by giving your best. You're some Christmas Elf!
Hugs, Connie
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/29/2008
Christmas is indeed, only about the birth of our savior Jesus Christ -- the commercialized Christmas is meaningless -- peace and love to you Bonnie -- JMW
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/29/2008
I can say nomore, as tears begin to faLL!
I truly agree Bonnie!
HOPE! FAITH and LOVE will always be keys to Christmas mystery!
Much love and Blessings, Warrior Purple Lady SHEExooo

Have a Memorable year!

Reviewed by John Leko 11/27/2008
...a string of spelled lights light the world with hope and love...and to think your the one who plugged it in.
the best Bonnie...
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 11/26/2008

Totally in agreement - this is one extra-fine holiday story - excellent!!


Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/26/2008
That truly was Christmas, as it should be. A wonderful Holiday story, Bonnie.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/26/2008
Right out of Norman Rockwell Americana, when life was simple, when one walked from here to there, when one didn't need to run, when a kiss was all Mom wished as a present...


Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/26/2008
What a beautiful story,, Happy Thanksgiving Bonnie to you and your family!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/26/2008
I love these lessons that teach us it is not the value of gifts given or received but instead it is the place and the person they come from...for example... the heart of someone who cares for us.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/25/2008
Bonnie, I agree with Gene! You are such a gift to all of us
with poems like this there is no need for anything else.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Love and blessings
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/25/2008
Bonnie, you are truly the spirit of Christmas. -gene.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/25/2008
Lovely, honest, real; truly a gift well-shared, Bonnie. Thank you. May you be well and happy all ways,

Reviewed by Linda Law 11/25/2008
Why is it my dear Bonnie...that even in the depth of despair....when money is tight, when your health is fragile, when things are so hard...why is it...that you can lift our can think of others before yourself....that you can share that smile, and give hope? Why is it? God loves you...and so do I..... and look at the list of people below...just the tip of the iceberg.... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/25/2008
beautiful and heartwarming write
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/25/2008
Sounds a good idea for this year as I doubt there will be many presents under the tree this Christmas...e
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 11/25/2008
Okay, that's it, you made me cry!!! Bonnie, THAT is a perfect Christmas poem :-)

Money? No way. Christmas was never meant to celebrate merchants (those are the guys who keep the prices jacked up until "half-price" sale on the day after Christmas). Nope. Your little promise tree is what Christmas is all about. Well done, Poet!!!

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/25/2008
Right to the point Bonnie and so well said. Christmas is so much more than presents, it means more of what you hold within your heart, God bless...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/25/2008
Beautiful write, Bonnie, with a strong message of helping others in their time of need; very well penned! Merry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D X0X0X0X0

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