Arlene Dery

Freshman - 625 Points (1954 / Salem, OR)

The Package - Poem by Arlene Dery

A surprise! A surprise! What will it be?
Bringing it closer, 'cause I wanna see.
Is it a prize? or maybe a gift?
Oh, does it matter? My spirits have lift!
Covered in wrap, with a ribbon or two,
A moment ago, I thought I was blue!
Probing and tugging and giving a shake...
My attention is on it, I'm fully awake!
Putting it closer- near to my ear...
I just hear silence, that's nothing to fear!
Oh, what excitement, Oh, what a thrill!
It mattering not, if only a frill! Sooooo,
My heart all a twitter, scissors go snip...
I'm plundering on with this personal trip!
Anticipation gives me a rush,
So go the knees, something like mush.
Holding my breath- my heart beating fast,
I'm nearly there- at very long last!
I open it up and what will it be?
Why, the very best thing- it was given to me!

Topic(s) of this poem: fun


Comments about The Package by Arlene Dery

  • (4/8/2015 7:48:00 PM)


    Great poem, full of excitement, anticipation, surprise! Mysterious and spell-binding! Keeping us wondering what it was you were given. Loved this poem, thank you for sharing it! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Arlene Dery Arlene Dery (4/8/2015 9:05:00 PM)

    Glad you enjoyed it! A fun one to write.

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  • Clarence Prince (4/4/2015 5:22:00 PM)


    It sounds like a package to remember!
    Thanks for sharing, Arlene!
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    Arlene Dery Arlene Dery (4/5/2015 12:58:00 AM)

    Thank you! How fun!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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