NaPoWriMo: Day 7- A gift I’d give me

The prompt for the day is also inspired by McKibbens, who posted these thoughts on her Twitter account a few months back:

What do you deserve? Name it. All of it. What are you ready to let go of? Name that too. Then name the most gentle gift for yourself. Name the brightest song your body’s ever held. Summon joy like you would a child; call it home. It wanders, yes. But it’s still yours.

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

My poem for today


If I could gift you anything

I would give you

a gift worthy of you

and one that I would want for me too!

If I could gift you anything

I would give you –

a cloud to float your troubles away,

and shower you with peace to last all day

I would give you-

a rainbow, bright and cheerful to tread on

and a box of the choicest blessings for every dawn.

If I could gift you anything

I would give you-

a map to end your strife and confusion

and a compass to reach your heart’s destination

I would give you-

an elixir to good health

and the magic potion to find your true wealth.

If I could gift you anything

I would give you-

a key to find your passion

and strength to make it happen

I would give you-

a steel of resolve to rise if you fall

and courage I’d breathe into your soul.

I’d wrap every gift

With care and a promise not to drift-

To be the ear when you need to talk

and if you ever falter, to be your rock.

A ribbon of strength I’d tie around,

Perfume it with faith unbound

And sign it off…with all my love.


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12 responses to “NaPoWriMo: Day 7- A gift I’d give me”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    It’s not often we think about gifts we would give ourselves, but these are wise and precious gifts to give ourselves and to others.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes…the prompts do make one think. Every year they’re so different, making me introspection. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had the power to gift ourselves and others these.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Feelings and Freedom Avatar

    Wow! I hope I’m on the list of people whom you plan to gift this 😜


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      You were and you are Vandana😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    This is an awesome piece of poetry and so inspiring and encouraging. Gifts of love and joy, Smitha.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh thank you Kamal. Just when I was beginning to give up on the NaPoWriMo challenge, I received this comment and with it the motivation to carry on.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Great and you did an awesome job, Smitha. Welcome dear.


        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Thank you so much🙏


  4. robtkistner Avatar

    My first NaPoWriMo in years and I saw your link. This is wonderful.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Rob for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you liked the poem. It was difficult making time to write on a weekend but finally did it. Welcome to NaPoWriMo and to my blog.😊


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