The Gift

To give for the want of giving,

To take for the want, not need.

To share as though we have plenty,

O for a world without greed.


I don’t want your wealth or your money,

I can eat off the fat of the land.

Just give me the truth of your being

And take time to understand.


Give me the warmth of your body,

I’ll return it with part of my soul,

Give me true love and affection,

I’ll return it with my all.


Give me your grief and your burdens

Tell me your sorrows and pain,

For now that my spirit is open

I will love you, even in vain.


BN – 1968 – Aged 18

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