The Thank You Note

by John Long   Jul 12, 2007

Wrapped in your tender graces and
Tied up with laughter,
The gift of your love was
Warmer than Vincent's yellow,
Deeper than Pablo's blue.

As bright as a clear Mediterranean morning,
Exciting as a dark brooding sky
Electrical and storming,
As refreshing as a Chicago breeze in August
Joyfully lifting a kaleidoscope of kites.

But your gift was exchanged
For an empty box,
With wrapping that sparkled like fools gold,
And you've taken your presents elsewhere,
Leaving this fool just to write a thank you note.


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  • 9 years ago

    by Pink Butterfly

    Your lines are so enchanting!!! Im just quite sad it did not end the way I want it to be. lol... but this is such a beautiful piece!!! God bless you!!!

  • 12 years ago

    by Lucy Vandenberg

    I particularily like the first 2 verses, so very descriptive, excellent imagery capturing your feelings.

  • 12 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    ....very real......but I have to (rhetorically, of course) ask.....and you're a 'fool' because ......................??????

  • 12 years ago

    by Spoken Silence

    I agree with broker, the message is sad but it really is good. great write. - SS

  • 12 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    This is a beautiful poem, the message in the end is intensly sad, but it is the way things go sometimes.'s better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all, don't you agree?

    Take care,

    5/5 Ingrid