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beautiful gifts

the joys of selfless giving
[No. 1 from The Youth Collection] †
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life  
is to give it away."óDavid Viscott

give me beautiful eyes: †
let me behold the azure skies, †
that when the sun at even paints the canvas of the west, †  
i may behold the wonders of the universe at rest. †
give me beautiful lips, †
that i may send delicious sips †
of kindly words to every heart that longs for poetry; †  
and may the world be ransomed by my deft diplomacy. †  
give me beautiful hands, †
that i may sift the shifting sands †
of time, to trap the obstacles that hinder healing touch; †  
and may my fingers multiply life's little into much. †
give me beautiful feet, †
that when, on every bitter street, †
i see the lowly and the lame, the broken and the blind, †
my zeal may hasten to revive vexed spirits thus confined. †
give me beautiful thoughts, †
that i may cherish, as i ought, †
the passing moments of my life that flash before my eyes; †
humbly, may i milk virtue, ere it atrophies and dies. †
give me beautiful gifts, †
that when good fortune from me shifts, †  
i may, from my abundant stores, give my whole self away, †
so that life's final dance may be a beautiful ballet. †  
© Copyright 2023 December 16 †
by Clyve A. Bowen♫
Written by cabcool
Published | Edited 24th Apr 2024
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