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A person becomes depressed when he realizes how many people are blinded by material things and his pure and noble "gifts" are meaningless in their eyes.

A Gift

one given
one departed
any friendship could be started
something kind
something mine
a gift to find
a piece of mind
a peace too fine
serenity unknown
distant waves alone
swirling black in night
thoughts drift into fright
darkness has come; everything’s numb
blindingly dark and brilliantly dull
hands all tight
grasping for sight
grasping in fright
senses hammered
feelings clamor
with just a glimpse of glamour
seconds fly as time ticks by
dates to come
and feelings not punned
a joke for fun
a break of tongue
a flicker now
just undone
everything is to shun
not a thought and not a care
with this there's nothing there
it's not a gift
and it's just not fair
screams of despair
shattering there
thoughts are gone
conscience’s clear
everything seems so queer
life goes on for simple pawns
and still I pray
for the day when there’s
more than one mind that matters
a gift I gave
a gift much sadder
only you seem
much gladder.
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2 Visitor Comments

Mohammed
What's friendship? Is it only compatibilty? No, it's more, it's also more than feelings . and more than a gift!
Sunny
This is very good. It really touched my heart.

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