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And when I'm blue, I write. Even though this isn't scanning satisfactorily, this seems a good place to post it so it's not lost.


The Last Gift God Gave

Was to let us discover
How we waste our life, striving after
Till we lose what we owned all along

At the end, we were wrong
To strive each day for a handful of trees,
An acre of land, time on our knees

We could have done that any time
By walking away, drawing a line
And finding a quiet tent by a stream

We can let go of the unseen
And return as we came
To name it home

But we come home, tail between legs
Grateful for small gifts: milk and eggs
And the blushing tomato on our own vines
This – this is nothing, but it is mine.

Originally posted to kestrel sparhawk on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 09:12 PM PDT.

Also republished by Rebel Songwriters.

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