The Gift 4-5-06

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  • well long time no posts,but im back to share with you all

The Gift 4-5-06

One day as I was walking
I met a man who gave me a gift
He handed me a plain wooden box
As he did he told me that inside I would find
all that I could ever truly want or need

I bowed and thanked him for his kindness

After he had gone I chanced to peek inside
to my astonishment the box was empty

I sat in the shade under a tree
and thought about this for quite some time
and as I did 
I looked about myself

Ever so slowly

I realized that the man was truly wise beyond measure
and he had indeed given me a most precious gift.

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When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

usterry’s Poems (40)

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All I can be 4-5-06 0
The shadow people 1-5-05 2
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