Graceful Decor

Graceful Decor

A Poem by barleygirl
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Christmas state of mind . . .

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Watch the timid mouse with a snarly kitty
despite their differing styles of decoration
working together urges grins so giddy
decking halls with balanced cooperation.

To trim the tree, kitty gives mouse a boost
as ornaments of blue and red are included
an angel smiles down from atop the roost
delighted that no hues will be excluded.

Some prefer trees decked in white lights
perhaps a random splash of pure gold
but I find a multi-colored tree so bright
with harmony a noble vision to behold.

Diverse nature knows all species are invited
an example more humans could embrace
homogenous décor can be so shortsighted
that’s why God adorns ALL with His grace.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Artwork (included) inspired my poem . . .
for those not familiar with USA politics:
red = conservatives & blue = progressives

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You express some of the ideas I put into Strange Visitor. I sincerely believe that we are different because God made us that way. Color, religion, sexual orientation - He doesn't make mistakes. I do feel he sometimes expresses an odd sense of humor, at times.

The I'm better than you or mine is better than yours attitude is where we humans begin to really screw things up. If only we would accept each others' differences and live to love and care for one another. Ooops sorry about preaching.

Take care - Dave

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

The divisive rhetoric really makes me crazy. I love our differences! It's not just about accepting d.. read more



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You express some of the ideas I put into Strange Visitor. I sincerely believe that we are different because God made us that way. Color, religion, sexual orientation - He doesn't make mistakes. I do feel he sometimes expresses an odd sense of humor, at times.

The I'm better than you or mine is better than yours attitude is where we humans begin to really screw things up. If only we would accept each others' differences and live to love and care for one another. Ooops sorry about preaching.

Take care - Dave

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

The divisive rhetoric really makes me crazy. I love our differences! It's not just about accepting d.. read more
Love it! Personally I prefer it look like Christmas threw up in our home. But that's just me. Great words on diversity and inclusion. Mouse and kitty, red and blue all welcome in God's grace for sure! Happy New Year my friend.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Too bad Christmas is in the rearview mirror, otherwise I think the barfing décor idea should get a .. read more
Karen Redburn

9 Months Ago

Haha agree my friend. Unaffordable excess everywhere at this festive time of year. Maybe next time!
Love the picture! Love the poem! Love the message! Thanks so much for the smile this brought to me and the multiple smiles your work has brought me through the year! Happy 2018 wished to you my dear friend!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Thank you for the lovely gift of appreciation! (((HUGS))) I have also enjoyed reading you & being in.. read more
dear Margie... we can all be an instrument of God's grace. I love the metaphor of red and blue... reaching across the branches (aisles) to accomplish the compromise of excellent results. Especially at Christmas, we reach out to help each other. Angels guide us and wise men come from afar to bring gifts.
Our hope is to bring the world together in Peace and goodwill. Amen

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

I'm feeling optimistic about 2018, since it's starting with two blue moons (Jan & Mar)! My fondest w.. read more
Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Margie... a blue moon or two is a good Omen for the New Year. It seems we live on the edge of .. read more
Thanks for the metaphor clues. I have been away from poetry for a while that helped me get into the spirit of poetry.
I dislike ratings. So I give full credit for any sincere attempt. You are 100% enjoyable as is your poem.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Such a heart-warming review! I agree about scoring . . . if you give a low score, some writers are t.. read more
definitelyjim

10 Months Ago

You as well.
I agree. A beautiful poem. Artwork and words. Perfect. Thank you dear friend for sharing your amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Thank you for the many delightful shares thru-out the year, my friend (((HUGS))) Fondly Margie
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome my friend.
Multicolored lights will make a Christmas tree beautiful, Human race is beautiful because of its diversity, and the products of the mixture of it. It takes a truly loving heart like yours to see beauty in diversity! Wish you a wonderful Christmas and a marvelous New Year. Um beijo

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Many times people here think they are being tolerant but to me that's not enuf . . . I really want t.. read more
Mrudula Rani

10 Months Ago

Exchanging views with you Is my pleasure!
Tis the season to be united... there is always room for all of us to get what we want while giving others a chance to do their thing. A delightfully playful poem with a wonderful message.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

I agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly. Thanks for always sharing many unifying messages thru-o.. read more

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