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Wisdom Tells Me

Wisdom tells me I may be the most precious gift of all,
That I am charged with keeping in pristine condition,
As one never knows when I need to be handed to another,
To make their day.

If rejected by the recipient I should be careful not to knock myself about,
Or immerse myself in cold water,
And always stay true to my function and form,
As I am a gift that needs to be presented  many times,
For many different reasons.  

I must be listening to some degree,
As I have outlived a number of other gifts,
And my wrapping is still intact,
Though I may not be making quite as many people's day as I used to.

Copyright © David Smith

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