The Last Ornament

Photograph by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Boxes and boxes
of shiny decorations
fill the organized
Christmas tub

Baubles and trinkets
toys and lights
tinsel, garland and stars
wait to trim the tree

The newest go first
naturally it may be
and next the revered
most loved ages of history

Interest peaks finding
last years treats
each hung on the tree
with great care

The sturdy little ornament
hopeful for a turn
some years it’s left behind
inside its cardboard mew

A tree it seems
was much too small
no room for any extra and
sometimes it’s just forgotten

Still within its core
it carries a light
waiting for the day
it will sparkle and shine

the only one on a tree –


  1. Sadje says:

    Beautiful, poignant

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much my friend! 🎄

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Most welcome

        Liked by 1 person

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