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Tinfoil and a Hair Ribbon
By Cheryl Costello-Forshey
Haircuts and makeup and CDs and clothes
Through the second grade, third grade, fourth grade, too,
And they always had been, even when Jane moved away.
And then she heard it, a loud knock on the door
But there on the stoop was a deliveryman instead
For the package was wrapped in tinfoil, with a hair ribbon tied with great care
Many years prior when she and Jane were so young
On the day of the party, everyone brought an unmarked gift, and numbers were drawn
But one particular gift seemed out of place and well hidden
Tears stung Jane's eyes as the girl carried on
For inside the package was Jane's favorite bear
And just when Jane felt the presence of tears
"I've always loved bears, and that one is especially neat"
For Allie knew what it meant for Jane to give up that bear
For Jane's daddy had lovingly given his daughter that bear
And no words had to be said, as they both started to cry
And then with trembling hands, she retrieved from the box a handwritten note
"And so with my bear and my ribbon, I send you a hug.
And I wanted your party to be all you deserve.
Always and forever, they vowed till the end
And then Allie decided her best friend should not be alone
Write Cheryl and let her know your thoughts on her poem!
Copyright © 2002, Cannot be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the author.
Cheryl's work has been published in eleven books from the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, as well as the books, Stories for a Teen's Heart, Stories for a Faithful Heart, Stories for a Teen's Heart 2, A Pleasant Place, Serenity for a Woman's Heart, and the newly released "Open My Eyes, Open My Soul". Cheryl is currently trying to find a publisher for her own book.
Thought For The Day:
"In love, we may find it better to make allowances, rather than make points." --Leo Buscaglia
"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." --1 Peter 4:8
"Don't sit down until the game is over."
"Dear GOD, I pray for patience. And I want it right now."---Oren Arnold
"I love boxing. Where else do two grown men prance around in satin underwear, fighting over a belt?...The one who wins gets a purse. They do it in gloves. It's the accessory connection I love."-- John McGovern
"Seventy million books in America's libraries, but the one you want to read is always out." --Tom Masson
"It doesn't matter what temperature the room is, it's always room temperature."
MICHAEL T. POWERS
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20
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