Simple Gifts

by Cathlyn Cartier

A wild flower,
plucked by a child's hand and given to another.

A stolen kiss,
quickly brushed across your face.

A bird's melodious tune,
as the sun rises on a new morning.

A newborn baby's soft gurgle,
as he lies nestled to his mother's breast.

A rainbow faintly glimmering,
after a springtime shower.

A grandfather's story,
on a porch swing on a sultry summer afternoon.

A friend's laughter.
A smile shared.
A hug for no reason at all.

The little gifts of life,
Every day,
that make living so much sweeter.

*Author's Challenge: Make a difference in someone's day and share a simple gift.


Posted on 11/05/2001
Copyright © 2019 Cathlyn Cartier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by JD Clay on 10/21/02 at 01:10 PM

Mmmmmmmm! As soft and gentle as the first time I read this beautiful verse. Just the thing I needed to start the morning right Cathlyn, mmmmmmmm! Peace...jadi

Posted by Anne Engelen on 10/22/02 at 04:35 AM

They make all the difference in the world! Lovely poem!

Posted by Anne Howe on 11/19/02 at 03:12 AM

i like your choice of gifts and the way in which you write about them ..... thanks for the read

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 03/08/03 at 05:31 AM

I try to every day of my life....Charlie

Posted by Rhodora M Fitzgerald on 03/10/03 at 11:45 PM

It's the small touches that count! How true!

Posted by Christina Bruno on 04/13/03 at 04:15 AM

Beautiful work *hugs*

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/13/03 at 12:30 PM

Simple and direct, an optimistic view of life with an emphasises on the simple "gifts" which bring so much pleasure. Congratulations on POTD!

Posted by JD Clay on 04/13/03 at 06:59 PM

The whole world is brighter because of these simple things and splendid poetry such as this. Congratulations Cathlyn. Peace...

Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 04/13/03 at 08:06 PM

Simply wonderful - congrats on POTD! - RCat

Posted by Lori Johnson on 04/13/03 at 08:32 PM

Congrats on POTD, excellent choice! *wink*

Posted by Rommel Cruz on 05/10/03 at 03:39 PM

yes i definitely agree. the simple gifts make life so mych sweeter.

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