There was a time when rubies were the hall-marks of the rich,
When common folk could not aspire to own one,
When little girls like me had never seen a ruby stone;
We never thought that we'd be ever shown one.
The Bible mentioned rubies as the most desired of gems;
'Good wives' were 'rubies', so the Bible stated.
And no-one thought that anything so wonderfully rare
Could ever be, by human kind, created.
In those days fakes were frowned upon and treated with derision,
As they hung around the necklines of the poor.
And they looked so very glassy, and so vivid in their red
That people said 'Well! That's a fake for sure!'
But times have changed...... now we have 'bling' to brighten-up our days
And it's accepted by the high and low.
'Fakes' do not masquerade as something better than they are;
They simply shine and add a special glow.
I passed this local window with its red 'bling' on display
And I thought how very fortunate we are.
We can add a ruby lustre to our rather humdrum days.
Every one of us can be a bright red star!
'Top drawer' jewels here:
See tomorrow's blog for a visit to the theatre.