Written for:  Poet United Midweek Motif~Gift(s)  (Posted by Sumana)

“A friend is a gift you give yourself”— Robert Louis Steveenson

“A gift is sometimes so special that it’s treasured for lifetime.

Gifts are exchanged on special days or on no occasion at all. Just given away and received with love.

Remember O. Henry’s story The Gift of the Magi? Very special gifts were there.

Write about a gift you gave or received or wanted to give to someone or a gift you gave yourself.

You might also write about your likes or dislikes about giving or receiving a gift.

And what about gift of words or a gifted person? Yes, give them space too if you wish.”

Some have a gift of gab,
others, intuition–
they can feel when you are sad.
A lucky few are talented musicians.

To paint, to sing, to act on stage
are gifts if you leave out ego.
A special gift is a donor’s, saving
lives of people they do not know.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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22 Responses to Gifts

  1. Oh, the donor’s gift is one of the most selfless of all. Loved this, Sara!


  2. Kathleen Kittleman says:

    This is wonderful, and your message is one that is so, so important to me. Thanks for this!


  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Beautiful gifts Sara.


  4. susanstoo says:

    Happy poem, moving through so many gifts that touch others besides the gifted one.


  5. gillena says:

    You end on a very special note of gift giving. Pride is a lot wrapped up in gift giving.
    much love…


  6. Sumana Roy says:

    A wonderful way to look at ‘gift’. Loved all of them.


  7. oldegg says:

    Yes, you have mentioned a few very important gifts which are sometimes overlooked.


  8. Thank you, Sara. Too often, those who give the most important gift, life, are overlooked in our mad dash for hedonistic pleasure of self-gratitude. The simple act of giving blood, can save multiple lives, without having to decide, which lives are placed at risk.


  9. That is indeed, a special gift; a donor’s, saving lives of people they do not know. I like your take on gifts very much.


  10. sanaarizvi says:

    Such a heartwarming response to the prompt, Sara! ❤️


  11. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    There are so many gifted people in the world!


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