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a box of surprises

by Charlie Morgan

the mailman dropped off my mail;
i sifted through it. one thing.

i have a package of Tomorrows;
the ribbon says "Open Everyday."

the box says: guaranteed no gray or rainy days;
a boy made of sunshine-surprise makes my tomorrows.

so, i better forward it to megrandson Kai,
who has a thousand or so Saturdays left.


Posted on 12/01/2008
Copyright © 2024 Charlie Morgan

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/01/08 at 06:05 PM

Problem is, you don't appreciate stuff like that until you know better, right? Great work.

Posted by Laurie Blum on 12/01/08 at 06:24 PM

Ha ha Wonderful!

Posted by Nicole D Gregory on 12/01/08 at 07:05 PM

To leave a legacy of a life well lived, loved and laughed through is the best tomorrow you can leave to your children. Yah, we've got craptastic woes with the economy, politics and world grief; but let the news keep track of those things. Pass along sunshine and hope. I applaude you!!! Hugs, ~N

Posted by George Hoerner on 12/01/08 at 08:54 PM

I want a blood transfusion from mine. Good one again Charlie.

Posted by LK Barrett on 12/02/08 at 02:29 AM

Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, today is a gift...that's why we call it the present......OK, I embroidered it on a pillow, but it still makes me smile...just like your joint. Thank you, Phillip! LK

Posted by LK Barrett on 12/02/08 at 02:31 AM

HA HA HA HA...I'm such a dweeb. Thank YOU, Charlie...(Phillip's was still in my cache)...LK

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 12/02/08 at 09:21 PM

I think you might outta keep it for a bit. You're not out of days, and Kai will appreciate it more later on. Love to you, Mr. Morgan.

Posted by Colleen Sperry on 12/05/08 at 02:48 PM

charlie this was so enjoyable to read .. I love the whole concept you have worked here!!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/06/08 at 02:37 AM

I love mail, and this is a special package, Charlie. Thank you.

Posted by Jeffrey Parren on 12/06/08 at 03:44 PM

yes indeed Chaz this is lovely...~JPP

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 12/25/11 at 11:00 AM

such a gift, Charlie..and on Christmas day of all days! I want to go to Wal-Mart and buy the same for my grandson, Dylan...and thank you for a wonderful post and a well-deserved POTD!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/25/11 at 04:06 PM

Congrats on POTD, Charlie, and this special day!

Posted by Kristine Briese on 12/25/11 at 08:04 PM

Such a delight! An excellent choice for POTD on this special day!

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 12/25/11 at 08:58 PM

I love that this made POTD, Charlie!!! You've still got some Saturdays left in you....*wink*

Posted by Glenn Currier on 12/26/11 at 06:43 PM

Congratulations on POTD. I am glad I saw it on my quick visit to these pages yesterday. What I love about this poem and so many of your others is the way Kai brings out the little Charlie within you, man. It is an absolute delight. Thanks for this and for your irrepressible gift. Happy New Year, buddy.

Posted by Laurie Blum on 12/27/11 at 08:39 PM

I love this poem, it made my day.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 12/29/11 at 02:58 AM

I thinks it's the right choice to pass these things on. Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking or keeping, if it were not. Seems God delights to isolate us every day, and hide from us the past and the future. But, whenever I do meet with anything agreeable in this world it surprises me so much—and pleases me so much (when my passions are not interested in one way or the other) that I go on wondering for a week to come. Wonderfully written. Thanks.

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