Christmas Decor

Christmas Decor

A Poem by barleygirl
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our inner glow = best decor

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There is no shame in being so poor
can’t buy baubles or holiday décor
don’t give a hang about what to procure
humble happy birthday to Our Savior.

Gazing at slopes newly sprouting green
fluttering leaves adorn a golden scene
season’s first frost glimmers so pristine
I forgot what these times used to mean.

Lately reluctant to peruse Facebook
streaming fancy photos everyone took
rich fancy foods on display by each cook
décor befitting a professional scrapbook.

I’m housebound here in nature’s womb
with skittering quail each bobbing a plume
stormy merriment coaxes my creek to spume
majestic ridges form the walls of my room.

Mountain air reveals more twinkling stars
an iridescent dusk frames red planet Mars
as nightingales twitter a chorus of sitars
I don’t miss the drone or smog from cars.

Never feel deficient over the holidays
if you can’t afford extravagant displays
the spirit of the season is enough to amaze
exude love from your faithful inner blaze.




© 2016 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
As the old saying goes: remember the reason for the season.

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This is a lovely poem Margie. I love that the season's spirit wasn't lost on you. We did put up a tree and put our seaside ornaments on it (all 3 of them LOL, one mermaid, one lighthouse, and one photo of the dog), and we'll be putting our sand dollars up there with hopes written on the back on Christmas eve. Then a holiday ritual in this town, everyone goes down to the beach and picks up sharks teeth and seashells on Christmas day, and the Harley Santa's should be roaring through too! I think the main thing at Christmas is to count our blessings, and more importantly, BE A BLESSING.
There are so many great lines in this, every stanza speaks to something different and true. I love it.
Happy holidays to you and yours

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Thanks for sharing the details of many off-the-beaten-path traditions in your family & town. I love .. read more



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This is a lovely poem Margie. I love that the season's spirit wasn't lost on you. We did put up a tree and put our seaside ornaments on it (all 3 of them LOL, one mermaid, one lighthouse, and one photo of the dog), and we'll be putting our sand dollars up there with hopes written on the back on Christmas eve. Then a holiday ritual in this town, everyone goes down to the beach and picks up sharks teeth and seashells on Christmas day, and the Harley Santa's should be roaring through too! I think the main thing at Christmas is to count our blessings, and more importantly, BE A BLESSING.
There are so many great lines in this, every stanza speaks to something different and true. I love it.
Happy holidays to you and yours

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Thanks for sharing the details of many off-the-beaten-path traditions in your family & town. I love .. read more
This is so incredibly written...
These lines are honest and reflect many aspects of Christmas...
It's kinda interesting to read and completely mesmerized me!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Thank you so much for a great review that makes me smile. Thanks for feeling my simple holiday messa.. read more
Tazeen Ahmed

11 Months Ago

You're welcome 😊
You're absolutely right. Christmas shouldn't be about expensive gifts or fancy food. It really is important to be able to see the beauty in life and in grace.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

I love your graceful words that show me you really get me! *smile* Have a love-filled Christmas!
The consumerism - the goods we purchase - actually 'steal' from us something far greater than cash. It takes our humanity.
I was in town today and not one person seemed happy in the throng, in fact some seemed 'ready to kill' to get those last 'bargains'. LOL
A local radio DJ nailed it when he said - "Anyone would think the stores were never going to open again!!"
Happy is as happy does.
Nice reminder here BG.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

I spent my fair share of life entrenched in addictive consumerism. In fact, being forced into the li.. read more
I totally agree, it is what's in the heart that matters. Valentine

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by to appreciate my simple Christmas style! (((HUGS)))
Like yourself, I find the extravagence and social competition of Christmas quite superfluous.
I do like the fact that old friends who can no longer make physical contact through distance or infirmity will remember to make contact. Perhaps it may only be at this time, that the pressures of modern living are set aside for a short while to reflect on those who meant so much to us at some stages of our life.
Your poem reflects this spiritual aspect which tends to be forgotten in a competitive world.(((Hugs)))




Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Maybe I've ended up connected to a fair number of people who are so obsessed with their preparations.. read more
In my view, you're exactly right. Christmas was long ago hijacked by those whose real love is money, and the whole reason for the season turned on it's head. Jesus is a mighty gift to us all, as are the beauties of nature, and none of it costs a single cent. Merry Christmas, my friend.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

I love the word "hijacked" becuz it sometimes seems many aspects of our way of life are getting hija.. read more
There is a saying about the celebrations of Christmas that I read couple of days ago, it said that "we are far too busy to enjoy our extraordinary meals and decoration that we almost forget the amazing reason behind our celebration, the birth of our saviour, the most miraculously incident in the history of this world"... Your point about the ultimate reason of this season is absolutely true. As you know I'm not a Christian but a firm believer and follower of Christ, and being a poor helps me to focus on him more and less focus on the things that matter less...

It's not about how we decorate our house or Christmas tree, it's about decorating our inner self, because our heavenly Father looks in our heart, not the decorations we do... We must wear our sign that is to follow the real reason behind our celebration this Christmas season...

Another beautiful, heartfelt write that reaches to my heart and lights it up... ((Hugs))... Happy upcoming Christmas to aunt...

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

This is so beautifully written, I hope you will soon feel like writing . . . so you can capture this.. read more
When I read this it really inspired me. I've come from a very fortunate family. We have our downs, but we are most definitely blessed. You inspired me to write a collection of Christmas Day stories on my page.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

That's the ultimate Christmas gift . . . to find out that I inspired you! *smile* I was born to a ve.. read more

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