Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Give Me You

We'll discuss gifts
if you insist,

but I must expose
how my intentions arose--

a brief moment of clarity
when time became a mystery

and all the stuff I could touch
didn't matter that much.

What's more meaningful to me
is you beside the Christmas tree.


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Prompt Inspiration~
Poetry Jam: Gifts
3WW: brief, expose, insist
Poetic Bloomings: The Nasher

28 comments:

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love this!

Joseph Hesch said...

Direct, lilting, heartfelt, killer closing lines. Terrific seasonal piece, Laurie.

Best wishes ~ jh

Mary said...

I understand, Laurie. There is a time in everyone's life, I think, that they realize that 'stuff' is not all that important.

Linda H. said...

Sweet words so true.

Helen said...

Oh yes! I'm missing. A few this year! Adorable!!

Jae Rose said...

Friends and loved ones are the best gift x

Sheilagh Lee said...

people are always the best gift

Susan said...

Amen. Love the progression here and the shape. I miss you, Laurie.

Grace said...

Lovely ending lines Laurie~ I agree wholeheartedly ~

Gabriella said...

I can identify with your feelings Laurie! People matter more than stuff.

alan1704 said...

Love is the greatest gift, in all its form and expressions. Excellent.

Karen S. said...

This is exactly how love feels. Very nice.

oldegg said...

What a delight line was "a brief moment of clarity when time became a mystery". Only someone who had been in love could pen that. The poem is an utter delight.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh yes, and I do hope she will be there, beside the Christmas tree this year, Laurie.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Poem works on two levels, Laurie; both in the strength of your memory of Mom, and perhaps your spouse too; that after decades of domesticity, the mindless gifts have less allure; only the love endures.

Brian Miller said...

smiles....yes, there comes a point when more stuff is no longer important and we realize it is the people that matter and we would just as well just have them as the gift...

Robyn Greenhouse said...

What's so wonderful is when you realize that is all you need. (I just realized I used last weeks words for 3WW! oops!)

humbird said...

'We will discuss the gift' - first line
and
'is you beside the Christmas tree.' - made a completed puzzle.
Nice, Lauri.

Vandana Sharma said...

Emotion the best gift!

Sumana Roy said...


everything else vanishes into insignificance before the loved ones ...deep longing beautifully expressed....

Kathe W. said...

yes! I'm just going to put a red bow on my big toe this Christmas!
Cheers!

Peggy said...

Wow the gift of presence. So well said!

Amrit Sinha said...

Gifts are all about love :-)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Presence trumps presents anyday.

Zafaran said...

It's so beautifully written and so true!

SaraV said...

Yes!one of my favorite carols is "All I want for Christmas, is you" :-) love and family are the best gifts

Nicholas V said...

Simple, direct, lovely!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Beautiful!