Today’s poetic challenge is all about the acrostic, another of my favorite forms, and the topic is gifts:
Could I possibly be wealthier? Well,
Heck – sure,
Diamonds and gold. But true
Riches cannot be counted, nor
Entered in ledgers.
No, true wealth lies in those
Around us, in friendships, in
Especially in children.
There is nothing sweeter than a
Hug from a sleepy toddler or an
Excited baby’s squeals of joy.
Go ahead and try to
Refuse a three-year-old who hands you a phone – I dare you.
Each new day with a child brings with it
A host of joys.
Troubles can be cured with a hug and a kiss,
Except for those caused by the dreaded “No!”
Still, a life without children is like a day without
The sun – a little more
Gray, a little less cheerful.
I can’t imagine life without my crazy, sweet kids,
For they truly are
The greatest gift I’ll ever receive.
I’m not sure I said what I wanted to say in the way I wanted to say it, but I’m too tired this noon to fiddle much more with it. What do you think?
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