To Each, His Own

To the blind, would I give the gift of sight?

To the weak, would I give the gift of might?

To the despondent, would I give the gift of hope?

To the dirty, would I give the gift of soap?

To the repulsive, would I give the gift of appealing?

To the hurt, would I give the gift of healing?

To the homeless, would I give the gift of a ceiling?

To the upstanding, would I give the gift of kneeling?


To the depressed, would I give the gift of glee?

To the uneducated, would I give the gift of a degree?

To the expressionless, would I give the gift of hyperbole?

To the noseless, would I give the gift of Rhinoplasty?


As much as I believe in the gift of giving

As much as I want us all to have a high quality of living

I would not actually gift any of the above

I would not even limit my giving to the gift of love


The only thing I wish for all the people of every nation

Is to have peace and understanding in your current situation

Life happens and there isn’t always a reason

Sometimes all we can do, is appreciate our current season



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Day 7 of Na/ GloPoWriMo challenged us to:
write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

My thoughts revolved around an article I read years ago that majority of people who won the lotto usually ended up completely broke or even worse off than before after a few years. Sometimes when you get given something absolutely wonderful out of the blue without having earned it or spent years building up towards it, it’s often overwhelming and goes unappreciated.

If somebody dropped me off at the top of a mountain, I doubt I would appreciate the views for more than a few minutes. However, if I spent months training and planning, then several grueling days making my way to the top against all odds: that view would be the most breathtaking sight of my life and the feeling of elation and achievement would be something to cherish for a million years to come.

Sometimes, what we want isn’t what we need.

Sometimes, appreciating what we already have is all we need and more than we could ever want.

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