The Hidden Christmas Tree

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There is a Christmas tree within these woods,

Untouched, unseen, and near forgotten.

It seems unloved but I love it still,

This wistful, hidden tree.

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It appears the same as every evergreen,

And stands together with them all,

Hidden and unseen,

This lofty, solid, wistful pine I love alone,

This Christmas tree of Christmas trees.

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It is lonely and it wilts,

And snow falls off as it tilts.

It is never seen.

It is never found,

But yet I know that it's around.

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So one day far within the future,

At a Christmas dear to heart,

I will find that lonely, lost, and wistful tree,

And take you there for all to see.

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