I Believe In Magic by Lynn White

I stood there
a naked tree in winter,
no leaves
no buds
no blossom
to relieve the bare branches
not even for Christmas
when so many trees gleamed and glittered
with berries
and baubles
sparkled with magic.
I stood there
waiting for the magic.
I waited
and waited.
And then
I woke
to find myself clothed,
a green leafy garland
all around me
leaving empty shoes
Now I believe in magic.
I hope it hasn’t walked

© 2018 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been widely published. Find Lynn at: lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com


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