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October 6, 2015



by Gradmama2011

[Writing201, Poetry.   Today’s assignment involves the word GIFT, and Crostic, and Alliteration.]

        A Perfect Past Present

Better a book, than a boat or a bear

Or my childhood dream would be dashed

Only such a gift would

Keep me a happy child.

I would never have wanted clothing

Neither undies nor socks…in a box

A doll or a hat or even a unicorn of bisque would have been taking a terrible risk

of dashing my special specific dream of a gift

But–alas!  There was only one lonely gift left…and that in a box!

OXYDOL SOAP said the  boisterous box, causing my young heart to sink

X-actly!   I  cheered as I peered inside, and shouted — “MY BOOK IN A BOX!”

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  1. Oct 6 2015

    I like the last line–it made me smile.

  2. Oct 6 2015

    Well written and I agree. The best gift is always a book.

    • Oct 6 2015

      absolutely…the first gift for a baby I like to give a book, one they can chew on if they want. 🙂

    • Oct 6 2015

      I’m glad to say my great-grandkids all love books…maybe they got it from me.

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  4. Oct 6 2015

    Superbly written……The Perfect Present!!!! 😉

    • Oct 6 2015

      thanks Bushka, this is something new to me, writing poetry that is. I guess I didn’t pay much attention back in school, but I think we didn’t write any poetry just other forms.

      • Oct 6 2015

        You seem to have a natural gift for crafting images with words…. 😉

      • Oct 6 2015

        thanks for saying that 🙂

  5. Oct 6 2015

    They got you good with the decoy :D. Books are definitely the best gifts :).

    • Oct 6 2015

      indeed they did. it was my mother, in fact. one of these days I want to blog about that book. 🙂

      • Oct 6 2015

        You should and use the story as a guide.

      • Oct 6 2015

        a guide? I thought I would write a blog post, and link to the poem.

  6. Oct 6 2015

    Simply charming! You grabbed me into your experience so easily since I have been along that very same path.

    • Oct 6 2015

      thanks so much for your kind comments. I have always loved books, and one of my favorite topics. 😃

  7. Christina
    Oct 7 2015

    I love books as gifts! I try to get my kids at least one book each Christmas, and I try to write a little note on the inside cover. Great poem! I enjoyed it 😊


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