All that Glitters








An admiring glance
fleeting comment
the money tree had
already chosen me.

Hands touched my shoulders
two smiles met my eyes
sparkling like the leaves
on that tree I’d just seen.
Identical faces and voices spoke with
tangible excitement
love shinning through.

“We knew you liked this Bren
so, we bought it for you.”

© Daydreamertoo    *All rights reserved


Walking around an open air flea market one day with my identical twin nephews who were around 9/10 at the time.. I’d spotted a golden money tree because the leaves were moving in the breeze and were sparkling and glittering.
As we walked past… I’d said how lovely it was, just asking a few pennies, but I walked by.

A few minutes later both my nephews tapped each shoulder and were beaming as I turned around, they’d gone back and spent some of the money we’d given them on buying that little tree for me.
It touched my heart so deeply… just that they wanted to please me and I have kept that little tree for many years now. Dean and Daniel ‘my boys’… both have children of their own now and they probably won’t even remember giving me that little tree is one of my most prized posessions.

It’s not worth a thing to anyone else…travelled half way across the world, been squashed completely out of shape with the many moves I’ve had to make and lost leaves that I then am determined I will find and, do find, to put back on it….It sits always in sight where it catches a breeze and still moves and glitters with the sunlight.

When all is said and done, it never comes down to how much money we have. It always comes back to one thing that matters most of all… to being loved and, to love.

Shared with G-Man’s Friday Flash 55


Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

14 thoughts on “All that Glitters”

  1. Beautifully told story both in the poem and short story. Sweet and generous little boys. A very tender account of a gift of love.

  2. So all this time you’ve had the tree that grows money and haven’t shared?..hahaha

    Nice write and story to go along, could even write a song.

  3. Daydreamertoo….
    What a neat 55 and ‘back story’
    This is EXACTLY the kind of sentimental shit that I Love to write about.
    Fantastic 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for sharing your heart with us all
    Have a Kick Ass Ass Week-End…G

  4. very cool tree…and neat story to go with it…bet it does look nice in the breeze…hope you find those leaves…

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