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Below is the poem entitled GIFTS WITHIN A LIFETIME which was written by poet Michael Poyntz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I offer you a vase
to hold the memories of your dusk to dawn
to fill with coins
for the days that you share with those who have none
to fill with flowers
for the days to remind you of natures beauty
to fill with strength
for the days that you will need to be strong
to fill with the generosity of the heart
for the days that you are called to forgive
to fill with the scent of the sea
for the days that you stand on a desert
to fill with dreams
for the days that your hopes are shattered
to fill with friendship
for the days that you will be called to walk alone
to fill with magic
for the days you need to fly and touch the sun
to fill with sweet memories
for the days that are painful to forget
to fill with your truths
for the days that others lie to you
to fill with the closeness of my heartbeat
for the days you need to feel close to me

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  1. Date: 4/4/2012 9:02:00 PM
    I enjoyed and congrats on feature...Patrick

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:50:00 AM
    hey Irish.. congrats on being a featured poet this wee on Ps.. another awesome write to share with luv ..luv..

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 1:12:00 PM
    This is great ! I love the journey this takes you on, but your never that far away...Allie

  1. Date: 11/11/2009 10:09:00 AM
    really nice one Michael

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 12:22:00 PM
    Lovely poem Michael, delightful read >> James