Lyn Paul

(17.03.1965 / Certainly Not Memory Lane)

Gift Of Giving


Open your eyes
Open your heart
Give just a little
You will get such alot
Let the sunshine in
Even when there is rain
The warmth of your heart
Will warm someone elses
Two hands are better than one
One opened heart
Will welcome two warm hands
Open your heart
Love is not just romance
Love is... loving who you are
To love life
To love to give
Our journey in life
Is to open those eyes
Feel the beauty in your heart
Give the gift
The gift of giving



Copyright Reserved May 2014
LYN PAUL

Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013
Edited: Sunday, May 04, 2014

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  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (7/30/2013 10:02:00 AM)

    Love is not just romance
    Love is... loving who you are
    To love life
    To love to give.. love these lines
    by giving, we share happiness, beauty and even sadness
    live feels easier if we share it with others
    read your poem reminds me of the words of the past, togetherness is our breath
    yeah, togetherness is our breath in life and giving is one way to keep our breath to stay and always alive (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (7/29/2013 11:45:00 PM)

    oh! i forgot to offer a light-hearted poem i wrote entitled FUN-eral. i offer it here since lyn paul was/is in the funeral business. ;) (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (7/29/2013 11:39:00 PM)

    thank you for your gift. i have read some of the comments. yes, a lot of people have said it is better to give than receive. why? some people don't have as much to give or just don't have the personality to feel like giving. it doesn't make them inferior to the givers.
    i give some money and time to people or organizations i feel deserve my help. it DOES make me feel good/useful/meaningful. it is a way of making myself feel better about the time i spend on this earth. so we givers could at times be called selfish, but if wanting to feel self worth is selfish, then i am proud to call myself selfish! and it is NICE if the one who receives can be gracious (see definition #1 below) about it, but
    if they are not gracious [especially if they did not ASK to receive] then the giver has the option of not giving more. i know that i enjoy BOTH giving and receiving on poemhunter. :)

    gra·cious
    'graSH?s
    adjective
    adjective: gracious

    1.
    courteous, kind, and pleasant.
    smiling and gracious in defeat
    synonyms: courteous, polite, civil, chivalrous, well-mannered, mannerly, decorous; More
    tactful, diplomatic;
    kind, benevolent, considerate, thoughtful, obliging, accommodating, indulgent, magnanimous;
    friendly, amiable, cordial, hospitable
    a gracious hostess
    antonyms: rude
    elegant and tasteful, esp. as exhibiting wealth or high social status.
    the British painter specialized in gracious Victorian interiors
    synonyms: elegant, stylish, tasteful, graceful; More
    comfortable, luxurious, sumptuous, opulent, grand, high-class;
    informalswanky, plush
    gracious colonial buildings
    antonyms: shabby, crude
    2.
    (in Christian belief) showing divine grace. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 5:14:00 PM)

    Give the gift
    The gift of giving
    Such a nice call! I've liked this poem very much, words of love coming out from a pure heart.
    I've also liked most of the comments here, a deep understanding of other poetic minds of your thoughts. The last line of Lucifera Santez is simply wonderful and I believe many of our minds have been spoken here. (Report) Reply

  • Lucifera Santez (7/24/2013 10:40:00 AM)

    give the gift
    the gift of giving.
    thoughtful lines.
    love is complicated, you have simplified it here.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (7/24/2013 9:34:00 AM)

    The gift of giving is given to all superstitious or not. It is a gift we can all share should we be brave enough to do so. A lovely poem Lyn :) (Report) Reply

  • Kanniappan Kanniappan (7/23/2013 8:18:00 PM)

    The gift of giving is a blessing from God.
    We have real stories about kings in Tamil nadu
    like Seethakkaathi whoo gifted after death,
    Kumanan gifted after exile to forest and
    Karnan who gifted in his death bed - the benefits of gift he obtained. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (7/23/2013 7:44:00 PM)

    To love life
    To love to give
    Our journey in life
    Is to open those eyes
    Feel the beauty in your heart
    Give the gift
    The gift of giving
    a grt msg. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/21/2013 10:47:00 AM)

    'Feel the beauty in your heart..... Find pleasure in the gift of giving! Great Message expressed through a beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/21/2013 8:19:00 AM)

    It is better to give than to receive, but we should receive graciously otherwise the giving loses its value. A great sentiment Lyn, encapsulated within a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (7/21/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    Agree with you Lyn, giving what we have not mean we lost what we had, it just we sharing with others, even we have what they give...as much care, love, kindness if we give we never lose it, they will have give it too...it just doubling instead :) . lovely write_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (7/20/2013 6:35:00 PM)

    and I do agree~ giving is so fulfilling, and makes you feel so great.
    Love is a great feeling, that can crush the roots of hate. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/20/2013 1:58:00 AM)

    Life is a gift, a waterfall of shedding. If you give a Niagra's worth then you come with a tremendous roar. (Report) Reply

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