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THE GIFT OF GIVING

A gift,
wrapped
in feathers and tulle,
bound
with rainbow ribbons,
scattered
with sparkling stars,
lovingly given
with a singing smile
and hugging eyes,
danced a tear
upon my heart.
My leathered fingers
curiously exploring
the valleys and peaks
concealed
within vulnerable package,
prodding,
squeezing,
searching,
wondering
what delights lay in waiting
hidden
from prying eyes.

Could It be
an ancient tablet
honed
with a mystic’s heart
revealing
in chiselled wisdom
the mysteries of life
or
an enchanted talisman
crafted
from crystalline thoughts
to protect
innocent psyche
from evil intentions?
Is it
an alchemist’s potion
distilled
in midnight obsession
to transmute
subfusc elements
into sacred jewels
or
lubricious elixir
fermented
with the tears of goddesses
to prolong
youthful zest
in immortal beauty.
Is it
a sorcerer’s cloak
woven
with spells of gold
to embrace
a crusty old heart
in mellow comfort
or
a seer’s pendant
tempered
in time’s furnace
to unveil
obscure fortunes
of searching souls?
Could it be
a sachet of herbs
harvested
in full moon glow
to heal
the wounds and pains
of a hard trodden life
or
a mysterious artefact,
proof of other life
in the vast unknown
of space,
or indeed of God
Him/Herself?
Perhaps it’s
perfume of innocence,
lost
in the haste of growing up,
whimsical youth
swallowed
in the shadow of an old man.
Maybe it’s
fleeting time
squandered
in a drug addled mind
numbed
in an ever vanishing haze
for self worth
or
misplaced love
that’s collected
specks of memory dust
in some
forgotten corner
of lost dreams.

…and as the final crease of wrapping
unfolds its tight hold,
like a lotus flower
opening
tender petals
to morning’s first light,
invisible emotions
wrapped in soft flesh
finally find voice,
“Oh, sweetheart!
That’s perfect!
Socks and undies,
just what I needed!”

THE GIFT OF GIVING

Cosimo Piro

Joined October 2009

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a gift given with love is worth more than all the gold,magic, and stars in the universe.
A gift given with love is the universe.

Give unconditionally,
recieve graciously.

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