Monday, November 29, 2021

This is THE tree!

"The" Tree for OCD Me

Suddenly, very early in this season,
I decided to put up the tree, without a reason.
Staring at The Nook,
I walked to the closet for a look!
I stood with my eyes wide in a stare,
Surprised to see no tree was there!
My senior memory had lost the fact
I tossed the tree in the trash last year and there was no getting it back.
I did it to force myself to replace the ancient tree,
I was tired of it tilting to one side you see.
Racing to Amazon, I began the search,
I had to find one, I was in a lurch.
OCD Me wanted just THE TREE!
One that could satisfy the OCD ME.
No taller than 24 inches, no shorter than 18
 the harder I looked no Tree could be seen.
To tall, to narrow, to skinny,
all the needles were wrong, no tree to be found, not even for many a penny.

"The" tree must be fat at the bottom, you see
 skinny at the top, short needles like my mother's tree,
only that could satisfy OCD me
I visited the trees so many times, 
my computer exploded with emails from The Primes..
The email came, 
I clicked on the same
The tree was tiny, only 18 inches tall,
14 inches wide at the bottom, it would hold each ball.
the needles were short, each limb was a different length,
Just like my mother's trees from the past, I think
It was promised the day before Thanksgiving, but got lost in the rush,
Bob may has said, why don't you just HUSH!
 The Tree that I wanted, was finally on the way here...
Black Friday came, THE Tree did appear!
I asked the internet how many lights would it take
for me The Tree to perfectly make
It told me the number is 100 and I am telling you.
  I found a LIGHT Calculator, Who Knew?
Today, we are receiving our Moderna Booster shot
which might make a difference to whether you see me or not.
The End for now, 
Even though this day might end with an OW!
This TREE can be found if you look around


Ginny Hartzler said...

It is adorable! Wow, a light clculator, who knew? There is NOTHING you cannot find on the web! Splended poem, telling the entire story perfectly!

easyweimaraner said...

a light calculator? that is a super idea!!!! all the good look for the vaccination, we hope efurrything goes well...

Linda P said...

The tree is perfect for you. You chose well. Thinking of you as you go for your booster vaccinations.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Perfect tree, excellent poetree, and vacc #three; can't beat a triple win! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...


It is a beautiful tree, I like the pine cones too.
I loved the poem, you are a poet!
I hope all goes well with your booster, I had no problems from my Pfizer booster and hubby got the Moderna and had no side effects.
Take care, have a great day!

Hootin' Anni said...

Very little side effects for our boosters but a sore arm. L🎄VE the's perfect with the pine cones. I remember your cute charlie brown tree also. Do you still have that?

Ann said...

Love the little tree especially with the pinecones on it. I don't have to worry about a light calculator since I've got pre-lit trees.
Hope all goes well with the booster shot.

DeniseinVA said...

Loved your poem and cute Christmas tree. And now I know about a light calculator. Who knew? Well, I do now thanks to you :)

Rose said...

That does look like a perfect little tree. And you wrote the best poem!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really is perfect! I know you'll enjoy it and it will inspire you to rhyme! Have fun!

Mevely317 said...

Your poems are so clever ... and funny, too!

What REALLY struck me is your title. Even before I opened and began reading, I started singing it -- to the tune of the intro from my current obsession, "This is the Voice!"

Olde Dame Holly said...

Epic poem! I can't wait to see it decorated. Being OCD, that may take you awhile as each bauble and ball just be "just so."

Chatty Crone said...

That tree is awesome - when we move I will get one that size too!

photowannabe said...

I think you found the perfect tree for you and the nook...
I can't wait to see it with the lights on it too.
Hope your day goes well. I have to go to the store again today. I got to the end of putting lights on my tree and the last 2 big strands wouldn't work..They were fine last year...Makes me crazy...then on to the ornaments while I am getting ready for company tomorrow night..12 for dinner...ok, breath deeply and I have to get a move on..

Ruth Hiebert said...

The tree is rather cute. Hope the shot doesn’t affect you too much.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a lovely tree!!! Nicely shaped and very authentic looking!!!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a wonderful tale of your tree!! We are so glad you found just the right one!

CheerfulMonk said...

I love the tree, the poem and the fact that you're getting your booster. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's a cute tree. Amber and I have both bought Vickerman trees over the years for our miniature ornaments. I have the 36 inch one now. Enjoyed your poem.