A Gratitude Poem

Posted by Bonnie Rose on Nov 30, 2020
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Dear Friends,
A friend of a friend sent me this and I thought of you:

When Giving is All We Have
poem by Alberto Ríos


One river gives
Its journey to the next.
We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.
We have been better for it,
We have been wounded by it –
Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet, Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.
Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too, But we read this book, anyway, over and again:
Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand, Mine to yours, yours to mine.
You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me
What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give – together, we made
Something greater from the difference.

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Comments (2)

  • Negin Khorasani wrote ...

    Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie <3

  • Trishna Shah wrote ...

    Lovely poem, thanks for sharing Bonnie!