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All That Glitters - poem

Updated on September 30, 2013
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You know what they say,
All that glitters ain’t gold.
Well, who wants gold anyway?

Gold is showy and pompous, reeks of money.
Soft and malleable, bends under pressure.
Who wants a pompous changeling?

Titanium glitters in a cool silver hue.
Strong as can be compared to its cousin.
No changing here without serious effort.

Glitter glitters too. Like fairy dust!
Light and airy and floating freely.
Once spread, a fleck is always around.

Don’t forget the stars that twinkle.
Like glitter tossed into the night sky.
There for wishes, better yet, to reach for.

Who wants gold anyway?
All that glitters ain't gold.
All that glitters is so much more.

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      SAQIB 3 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      I like gold ,so golden and simple is your poem !!

      regards

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Nell and Sunshine - thanks for visiting. just about anything sparkly is good for a smile :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I still like gold and your poem!! :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Platinum is good for glittering too! lol! loved it! voted up and shared! nell

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Docmo -Oh goodness, thank you for the edit! I hate things like that. It ruins the whole thing for me..... I was glad to revisit this. I enjoy looking back at my past work to see if it still meets my standards and to see how I have progressed...... Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I am fascinated by clichés. Who knows why. Your kind words have me happy as a clam.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Well said! Triumphant and true. Love your sassy twist on the old saying. Your writing gets more and more confident and wonderful. Only one small tweak- did you mean 'reeks' or 'wreaks'? X

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Eddy - I am pleased you like this one. Thank u for the encouragement. It has been a while since I have written and I am trying to get back into it. Knowing you like it sure helps.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful share Dana and here's to so many more.

      Eddy.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      THANK YOU so very much NELL! :)

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      This is so true, wonderful poem Dana, and happy birthday!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      AudreyHowitt - i am so happy you found this uplifting. i have really been making an effort to see the good in things no matter what, and i am better for it. i enjoy sharing that.... hugs.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Dana--this just feels so full of hope to me! Lovely!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      teaches 1234 - thanks! i do love that saying. for somereason though it just occurred to me, what does it matter if it os gold ot not as long as i like it :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      wayne barrett - yes. when we judge (people or things) we should take the time to really think about what it is we are usuing as our standards - and that they really are our standards and not society's.... thank u for stopping by.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I like your spin on this old saying. True, all that glitters isn't gold.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This is also very relevant advise when it comes to judging a persons character. James said it very well!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Great to see you. Happy to know you enjoyed this. Thanks. hugs!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Sunshine625 - Iused to love gold. I have tons of gold jewelry from when I was younger. I never wear it. I am a sliver girl now, but hate buying new. I would rather buy estate jewelry.... Glitter is so much fun. I am partital to glittery confetti. I sometimes put it in brthday cards that I mail. I love the thought of it falling all over the place when they open it!!!.....thanks for the fun comment. Happy Hubbing!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      James-wolve- oh my! what a perfectly beautiful comment. also very true.... thank you.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. You're poem is pure gold. Enjoyed.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Actually, I want gold and lots of it. Earrings, anklets, rings, etc... and yet I hardly ever wear jewelry except for gold earrings. Glitter is fun too. I heard Mariah Carey has glitter in her pockets and she likes to toss glitter at people. I'm sure that's a rumor. At least I hope it is. Fun poem, lots of sparkle in it :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      What glitters may not be gold,and even wolves may smile,and fools will be led by promises to their deaths .Beautiful and very true words.I voted up

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      jhamann - Jamie! So nice to see you here. As I have grown wiser, I have begun to see that the true value of things. It is a good feeling.... thank you for commenting, I will see you around.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Faith Reaper - thank you!... when i was a child, i adored gold jewelry. now, i don't like it much at all. i see much less value in it now that i know where it comes from, and what my priorities are. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ImKarn23 - Yup. Gotta love freebies! My priorities have come from a lot of painful lessons. When you lose a lot, you start seeing that you never had as much as you thought you did, and the things you are left with are the important ones.

      many thanks for the votes and shares.

      Martin is super! I adore him and his poetry, And now I have one more reason to like him - he got you poem-ing.

      Love you back!!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      marcoujor - Many thanks, Maria, for such a marvelous compliment. I enjoy dishing out nuggets of wisdom. Thanks for the votes too!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - ooh. other peoples money. hmm. nah. i'd rather have glitter and stars... thanks for the super compliment. coming from you that means a lot. See you around.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Debbie - I would much rather have gobs of glitter or a sky full of stars than a gold bauble.... and a good friend trumos all of those... :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      So true Dana, and well said. Jamie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome poem and full of truth!!!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      The best things in life are free!

      Love your generous heart and your amazing priorities!

      Mama may be suckling, but - someone did a damn good job!

      LOL..

      love you Dana!

      voting sharing..

      (ps - when Martin says 'Great Poem' - It's a GREAT freakin' poem...he got me to write my very first one before we were on hub...)

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dishing out another delightful and wise ditty, Dana.

      Voted UP and AB. Hugs, Maria

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great poem! I worked with oil and the money of others myself. It was unreal!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You are so right girlfriend all that glitters isn't all gold it is so much more

      great poem

      Debbie