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Understanding the World through words

Tag: gift

Framed Gift-Poem

I wrote a poem on my
typewriter.
Signed and dated,
encased in a wood and glass frame.
A gift for a friend.
Art and gift
are synonymous.
Aesthetic pleasure
derived from knowing
we’re not alone in
this dreadful world.
That there are others
who steal time from their
busy lives.
Who stop and create,
perceive beauty
captured,
then frame it for us.

Piano

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We just received a
upright piano a gift
from a kind
family member.

I’m overwhelmed with
gratitude.

My son
has taken a keen
interest in making
the keys harmonize.

learning a few songs,
he plays them diligently.
Repeating them until
the rhythm is right.

It’s music to my ears
while I’m writing about
life.

Like music, we have to
find the rhythm and
know which keys to
press to make
life’s musical
sounds.

This Is Life

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This is life-
an enchanting
gift.