Selfless love

Today, in gratitude for making it to Day 20, our (optional) prompt asks you to write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received.

I rummage through my treasure chest

I want to let go of some memories

there is so much clutter

that needs clearing up

but I want one last look

before I say a final goodbye

to things that no longer mean what they used to

I smile as I come across

a chewed up yellow duck

it was a gift from my beloved pup

I was ten and he was barely one

on seeing my excitement

at all the gifts I received on my birthday

he had dropped his favourite

drool covered toy in my lap

all he wanted was a joyous hug in return

I hug it close now and put it back

this memory I need for keeps

for times that call for a reminder of selfless love.


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