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0008 The Gift - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Who does not wish to give the perfect gift
to those we love – to whom we have already
given the greatest gift we have – our heart?
To choose a visible and outward sign
of love whose meaning’s inward, spiritual?

But who would dare to challenge innocence
and ignorance in their demonic bond,
and break the spell of Christmas wish and hope
by telling children, that old Santa Claus
is but the God who gave their life to them -
dressed up in red and white and snowy beard;
and who, in needing nothing of himself,
would be delighted to receive their thanks
and nothing more; and who, we might believe
of one who has all gifts in his command,
might be obliged by those laws he himself
created, out of justice, equity,
to give them that which they themselves have made –
a life of gratitude for life itself –
a life of praise, where all the world is gift
beyond all human gifts?

What parents now
might give their children gold, myrrh, frankincense
with all their love; and teach them by this show
why Christmas gifts are godly metaphor?

Of course, no parents would dare break this spell;
you’ll laugh at me for this absurdity;
yet it might build a clear-eyed, praising race
who thought in metaphor; spoke poetry.


Poems About Metaphor

  1. 1. 0008 The Gift , Michael Shepherd
  2. 2. .. Poetry Postulate M-R-T , Frederick Kesner
  3. 3. 0027 Dreaming Truth , Michael Shepherd
  4. 4. Black Dog Running , Ray Lucero
  5. 5. ! ! Heaven As Spectrum , Michael Shepherd
  6. 6. Writing , Indira Renganathan
  7. 7. D.M.V. - Department Of Muddled Verses -O.. , Steven Silent Wolf
  8. 8. 0015 Frenzy , Michael Shepherd
  9. 9. 0020 A Loving Sestina To Our Lady , Michael Shepherd
  10. 10. Haiku... A Poets Craft , Ken e Hall
  11. 11. A Sorcerer Bids Farewell To Seem , Sylvia Plath
  12. 12. Cat Pose , Jefferson Carter
  13. 13. A Poem , Godfrey Morris
  14. 14. For Karin Anderson , David Harris
  15. 15. A Poem Is A Metaphor/ Isn'T It? , Shalom Freedman
  16. 16. Bubbles , jerry hughes
  17. 17. The Language Of Poetry Is Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  18. 18. What Is A Poet? , Shalom Freedman
  19. 19. Be My First Quatrain , Abdul Wahab
  20. 20. All The Poems Are A Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  21. 21. The Poem Is A Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  22. 22. Elie Wiesel's “night” , Walterrean Salley
  23. 23. Ghazal , Ishrat Afreen
  24. 24. Mural , Mahmoud Darwish
  25. 25. Kudos, Dittos And The Indifference Of Di.. , Ted Sheridan
  26. 26. This Bird, This Metaphor , Ben Paynter
  27. 27. Eucalypt , jerry hughes
  28. 28. Doors , jerry hughes
  29. 29. Simile Spoke, Metaphor Evoked , shimon weinroth
  30. 30. Female Author , Sylvia Plath
  31. 31. The Metaphor Of Poetry/Meets The Mysteri.. , Shalom Freedman
  32. 32. A Metaphor Is Easy To Make , RIC S. BASTASA
  33. 33. Is Letting Go A Metaphor? , Terri Turrell
  34. 34. The Ultimate , David Berman
  35. 35. September Song , Laurence James Duggan
  36. 36. *the Korpurut Jungle ~ A Collection Of P.. , The Corporate Champs
  37. 37. Unknown , Mohammad Rafiq
  38. 38. My Mind Is Not A Complex Poem , Shalom Freedman
  39. 39. Aquarium Dreams , Ted Sheridan
  40. 40. In Search Of Metaphors And Images To Exp.. , RIC S. BASTASA
  41. 41. A Recitation , Peter Gumbo
  42. 42. What Is Metaphor, Anyway? , Michael Pruchnicki
  43. 43. No Promise Of Spring , Ben Gieske
  44. 44. Poetry , Musfiq us shaleheen
  45. 45. Are These Straightforward Confessions Of.. , Shalom Freedman
  46. 46. ! Rumi Passed By Here Today , Michael Shepherd
  47. 47. The Poem Is A Metaphor/ For Whatever The.. , Shalom Freedman
  48. 48. Metaphor , Ray Lucero
  49. 49. Pain (Cinquain) , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  50. 50. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 71 - In Praise.. , Michael Shepherd
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