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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.


Comments about 0008 The Gift by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (12/29/2006 9:26:00 AM)

    Michael, this one is superb...thoughtful, new, and clear metaphors. I love the third stanza best of all.

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Poems About Metaphor

  1. 1. 0008 The Gift , Michael Shepherd
  2. 2. To A Gentleman , Mary Barber
  3. 3. Black Dog Running , Ray Lucero
  4. 4. 0027 Dreaming Truth , Michael Shepherd
  5. 5. ! ! Heaven As Spectrum , Michael Shepherd
  6. 6. Writing , Indira Renganathan
  7. 7. Female Author , Sylvia Plath
  8. 8. D.M.V. - Department Of Muddled Verses -O.. , Steven Silent Wolf
  9. 9. 0020 A Loving Sestina To Our Lady , Michael Shepherd
  10. 10. 0015 Frenzy , Michael Shepherd
  11. 11. Haiku... A Poets Craft , Ken e Hall
  12. 12. Cat Pose , Jefferson Carter
  13. 13. Be My First Quatrain , Abdul Wahab
  14. 14. 2008: I'Ve Got News For You , Tom J. Mariani
  15. 15. For Karin Anderson , David Harris
  16. 16. The Gardener's Curse , William F Dougherty
  17. 17. What Is A Poet? , Shalom Freedman
  18. 18. A Poem Is A Metaphor/ Isn'T It? , Shalom Freedman
  19. 19. Bubbles , jerry hughes
  20. 20. The Language Of Poetry Is Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  21. 21. This Is The Love That Death Provides , Silence Dogood
  22. 22. All The Poems Are A Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  23. 23. The Poem Is A Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  24. 24. Ghazal , Ishrat Afreen
  25. 25. Kudos, Dittos And The Indifference Of Di.. , Ted Sheridan
  26. 26. This Bird, This Metaphor , Ben Paynter
  27. 27. # Poem From Titles (Destroyer, Muse, Met.. , Sonya Florentino
  28. 28. Eucalypt , jerry hughes
  29. 29. Doors , jerry hughes
  30. 30. Simile Spoke, Metaphor Evoked , shimon weinroth
  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. A Sorcerer Bids Farewell To Seem , Sylvia Plath
  36. 36. September Song , Laurence James Duggan
  37. 37. *the Korpurut Jungle ~ A Collection Of P.. , The Corporate Champs
  38. 38. Unknown , Mohammad Rafiq
  39. 39. My Mind Is Not A Complex Poem , Shalom Freedman
  40. 40. Elie Wiesel's “night” , Walterrean Salley
  41. 41. Aquarium Dreams , Ted Sheridan
  42. 42. In Search Of Metaphors And Images To Exp.. , RIC S. BASTASA
  43. 43. A Recitation , Peter Gumbo
  44. 44. Mural , Mahmoud Darwish
  45. 45. Pain (Cinquain) , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  46. 46. Are These Straightforward Confessions Of.. , Shalom Freedman
  47. 47. November 6 , David Lehman
  48. 48. What Is Metaphor, Anyway? , Michael Pruchnicki
  49. 49. No Promise Of Spring , Ben Gieske
  50. 50. Poetry , Musfiq us shaleheen
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