Saturday, January 7, 2012

Overlooked Gems

Sometimes I find a major news story to use for a poem, and then a find a little gem hidden away in the back pages. After a week of writing these poems, it seems like the smaller stories are the ones that make the best poems. However, major news stories will make more of a "Year in Review" compilation at the end of the year. It's a bit of a quandry.

I had already written the poem for Thursday when I discovered this gem.

O Christmas Tree!
  
The holidays are over.
There's one last thing to do.
Take down the decorations.
Abandoned Christmas trees
are on the curb.
The once glittery symbol,
off to the landfill.
A bittersweet tale.


©Catherine Giordano 2012


Today, I took this one from a Publix advertising circular that was included with the newspaper. 

Make It a Good Morning

Start your day off with a delicious breakfast.
Want the rest of your day to be great too?
Desserts essential.

©Catherine Giordano 2012