All That Glitters

You dare to drape tinsel on my fresh-cut tree
Synthetic silver strands, in clumps, no less.
Tinsel carries no memories but a
Bitter taste of gall
I miss my cat
She always knew
What to do with an unsavory morsel
Did I say sense? Monday quadrille. The word is tinsel. I could go places, keeping it light, (sort of)
I hate tinsel. I love cats.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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17 Responses to All That Glitters

  1. Ron Rowland says:

    Yes, you are obviously a member of the I hate tinsel club.

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  2. Ron. says:

    It’s always good to have a cat around at Christmas time. After all, if you get snowed in you can’t eat tinsel, can you? Meowlicious!

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  3. Tinsel carries no memories but a
    Bitter taste of gall

    Was it the tinsel itself, or was it something related to the tinsel that left bad memories, Mary?


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  4. Mish says:

    Leaves me intrigued. Perhaps another layer to the tinsel….or you just don’t like it.

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  5. tsdwords says:

    Oh blasphemy, clumps of tinsel? Cats definitely know what to do with tinsel. What a fun visual you created. I’m sorry about the missing cat.


  6. Lucy says:

    “I hate tinsel. I love cats.” <– poem in a nutshell.

    Truer words have never been spoken, though I've been wistful with tinsel in the past, well, tinsel trees before finding out they could be harmful to cats. I also was just thinking back to Misky's poem and the line about tinsel being impossible to remove, and I think we just found the solution: Cats!

    In all seriousness, I love this poem so much. I'm not sure which camp I lie, but I'm inching ever so closely to the "I hate tinsel" one. I'd be in good company there it seems. 🙂

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  7. Grace says:

    Tinsel for me is just superficial. I love the reference to your cat. Hurray for the real ones.

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  8. Bill says:

    Loved it. Miss mine too.

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  9. Tinsel can bring festivity… but it can be so much, and it cannot bring back the cat.


  10. Helen Dehner says:

    This is such a poetic treat! Happy Holidays (tinsel free!)


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