Christmas Has Its Ups and Downs

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We packed the car up,
and we drove out of town.
We picked a tree out,
and we chopped the tree down.

We tied the tree down
and our spirits were up.
We drove the tree in
and we put the tree up.

We put the lights up,
and the tinsel hung down.
An angel went up
as the Christmas tree’s crown.

Our stockings went up
and then Santa came down,
but when we woke up
then we saw with a frown,

the tree had dried up,
and the needles turned brown.
We packed the lights up
and the angel came down.

We picked the tree up
with a sad little pout
then cut the tree up
and we threw the tree out.

 — Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2006. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Christmas, Holiday Poems, Poems about Friends and Family, Seasonal Poems

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems, Repetition, Wordplay


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