The Gift

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He gently entered a different world

Reached for the door and silently came inside

Light illuminating the prison cell.


He walked through the dark limitless graveyard

Heart pounding, legs shaking, broken hearted,

Conquered death, slowly destroying evil.


He came leaning on a miserable crutch

Every moment, every day, endured pain,

Tasted the salt as tears stung his pure cheeks.


He stood on the verge of this endless bridge

Felt the moment, quiet motivation,

Jumped, turned, danced with anguish, eyes wide open.


He reconciled a world, ripped, torn apart

From reality, from eternal alienation

Sacrificed everything in his pure love.


Written for Poetry Jam

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17 Responses to The Gift

  1. Mary says:

    Alan, I enjoyed the various stanzas of this poem, but I most especially appreciated the final stanza…which talked about the greatest Gift of all.

  2. Helen says:

    Your poem is overwhelming … Beautifully composed.

  3. jae rose says:

    To come inside this world at all was a gift..captivating imagery

  4. Laurie Kolp says:

    The most beautiful gift there is.

  5. This is beautiful. Read like a meditation and so appropriate for this Christmas season. And what a gift it is.

  6. Gabriella says:

    I too like the meditative tone of your poem Alan!

  7. Grace says:

    Pure love, the greatest gift of all ~

  8. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A sweet dose of Christ consciousness, yes, please; reminding us that regardless of the strife, hate, violence, & cruelty all around us, the universe does have a common denominator, Love, the solution, the answer to everything. Nice job; thanks.

  9. brian miller says:

    and what greater gift could their be than his death for us…and his return…bringing with it hope and our faith…

  10. Maybe if more of us tasted the salt of tears and kept our eyes wide open, we would treat one another with the respect everyone deserves.

  11. vandana says:

    God always has love for all.

  12. Kathe W. says:

    beautiful image of hands becoming a heart and your poem is exquisite-

  13. peggygoetz says:

    An unexpectedly wild story here. Quite captivating and mysterious.

  14. Panchali says:

    A beautifully reflective piece. Enjoyed the way the poem unfolded, alan…:)

  15. kaykuala says:

    A poignant moment of truth! It revolves around the gift of love that one craves. It is much needed in the present day environment of uncertainties. Great write Alan!


  16. Sara v says:

    A beautiful poem, so heartfelt. šŸ™‚

  17. Nick says:

    The best gift to give is something of ourselves. Lovely.

Thank you for reading my poems. Please don't feel you have to comment. I enjoyed writing them, I hope you enjoyed reading them, Be blessed.

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