Sunday, July 9, 2023

Return, draft no. 3

This poem is for my husband.

I don’t know if he and I have ever given each other gifts,

gifts that met the other’s need

as much as we’d hoped they would.


But If I could see inside his heart,

I believe there is a place that he

wants to give me the gift I want,

and this Christmas, that will be enough.


So, this year, when he gives me the yellow dress that I will never wear,

and he laughs because he knows I am going to return it,

he will know that I have not begrudged his gift.


I don’t think there is any better gift than


and it is something

that we can even give ourselves

when we return

to God.


Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”- Hebrews 13:5