Heaven’s Glitter

December 24, 2018

Silver bells ring, tinkling to “Let It Snow”

Dozens of lights blink the colors of the rainbow

Bows, strings, paper, and tape clutter the floor

Cards avalanche when you open the door

Sparkling all December long


Snowflakes brush your cheeks like kisses from heaven

The wind strums a song to all with ears to listen

Icicles reflect sun rays like mosaic tiles

Snowmen greet travelers with giant smiles

Glittering all winter long


A mother’s tears melt the frozen ground beneath the soldier’s feet

Grandma’s eyes glow, showering her grandchildren with piles of treats

Laughter and hugs warm hearts more than Florida’s sun and sand

Coins jingle out of a pocket into a dirty, blistered hand

Shimmering all year long


Stars blaze through the blackness, leaving a trail of mercy

Angels paint the sky the vibrant colors of the Almighty

Golden presents beam with the people’s exaltation

God’s Son wraps His present of redemption

Glistening all eternity long


  1. Eden Anderson

    This is so darling! Love it so much, Mariposa! Thank you for sharing this little bit of Christmas magic with us. ❤

    • Mariposa Aristeo

      You’re welcome and thank you! 😊 I’m glad I brought a little Christmas cheer into your day.

  2. Dakota

    Lovely poem. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Libby

    Mariposa, your words paint such a picture of beauty, even in the midst of chaos 😉 and lead us to such a true ending of hope and redemption! I loved how you touched upon so many of the various parts of Christmas and wintertime. It paved the way for us to relate more and opens up a new part of Christmas that many of us rarely experience. Thank you for that.
    I do just have to comment on this one line: “Stars blaze through the blackness, leaving a trail of mercy” – gorgeous!
    And…I keep on finding things to say (this poem is so awesome!)…the ending of every stanza keeps it cohesive throughout, and I find that intriguingly elegant and beautiful 🙂 <3

    • Mariposa Aristeo

      Aw, thank you so much, Libby! 🤗 Your beautiful comment made my face light up.

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