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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. Metaphor? , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  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. D.M.V. - Department Of Muddled Verses -O.. , Steven Silent Wolf
  8. 8. 0020 A Loving Sestina To Our Lady , Michael Shepherd
  9. 9. 0015 Frenzy , Michael Shepherd
  10. 10. Haiku... A Poets Craft , Ken e Hall
  11. 11. Cat Pose , Jefferson Carter
  12. 12. What Is A Poet? , Shalom Freedman
  13. 13. Be My First Quatrain , Abdul Wahab
  14. 14. For Karin Anderson , David Harris
  15. 15. The Gardener's Curse , William F Dougherty
  16. 16. Bubbles , jerry hughes
  17. 17. A Poem Is A Metaphor/ Isn'T It? , Shalom Freedman
  18. 18. The Language Of Poetry Is Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  19. 19. This Is The Love That Death Provides , Silence Dogood
  20. 20. All The Poems Are A Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  21. 21. The Poem Is A Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  22. 22. Ghazal , Ishrat Afreen
  23. 23. Kudos, Dittos And The Indifference Of Di.. , Ted Sheridan
  24. 24. This Bird, This Metaphor , Ben Paynter
  25. 25. Eucalypt , jerry hughes
  26. 26. Doors , jerry hughes
  27. 27. Simile Spoke, Metaphor Evoked , shimon weinroth
  28. 28. The Metaphor Of Poetry/Meets The Mysteri.. , Shalom Freedman
  29. 29. A Metaphor Is Easy To Make , RIC S. BASTASA
  30. 30. Is Letting Go A Metaphor? , Terri Turrell
  31. 31. The Ultimate , David Berman
  32. 32. A Sorcerer Bids Farewell To Seem , Sylvia Plath
  33. 33. September Song , Laurence James Duggan
  34. 34. *the Korpurut Jungle ~ A Collection Of P.. , The Corporate Champs
  35. 35. Unknown , Mohammad Rafiq
  36. 36. My Mind Is Not A Complex Poem , Shalom Freedman
  37. 37. Elie Wiesel's “night” , Walterrean Salley
  38. 38. Aquarium Dreams , Ted Sheridan
  39. 39. In Search Of Metaphors And Images To Exp.. , RIC S. BASTASA
  40. 40. A Recitation , Peter Gumbo
  41. 41. Mural , Mahmoud Darwish
  42. 42. Pain (Cinquain) , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  43. 43. What Is Metaphor, Anyway? , Michael Pruchnicki
  44. 44. November 6 , David Lehman
  45. 45. Are These Straightforward Confessions Of.. , Shalom Freedman
  46. 46. Poetry , Musfiq us shaleheen
  47. 47. ! Rumi Passed By Here Today , Michael Shepherd
  48. 48. The Poem Is A Metaphor/ For Whatever The.. , Shalom Freedman
  49. 49. Metaphor , Ray Lucero
  50. 50. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 71 - In Praise.. , Michael Shepherd
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