Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Gift by BJ Neblett

The Gift
BJ Neblett
© 2014

Once I was a lover
Through youthful eyes I saw
The world a brightly wrapped package
Each dawn Christmas day

My heart I sent before me
Its glow lit my path
The girls who did abide me
I loved them everyone

With poems wise and tender
With songs both sweet and sad
My love boxed gay and brightly
A gift of the pilgrim soul

Many a heart would tarry
Many a breast would sing
Each gentle touch a promise
And every kiss a lie

Each moon would enrapture
Each sun revealed the truth
The package prized and desired
The gift inside ignored

And so my soul did wander
Cold years marked my path
Unopened and unwanted
My gift inside to die

Love’s song but a memory
Heart’s glow a flickering light
Through dimming eyes I saw you
A rose against the snow

My gift all but forgotten
The wrappings torn and brown
You took the love within me
Unquestioned for your own

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