The gift of satisfaction cannot be received
at your (the Gift Givers) expense.
That is not a gift…..
Only a barter and exchange of energy,
without suitable recompense.
Let us not re-create
the Gift of the Maji
where no one wins, yet does lose
Their sense of joy,
learning only the saddest lesson
of misdirected selflessness.
Give to me what you can.
When you can with safety
and common sense.
Let the gift be a Gift…
Not another opportunity
Those karmic weights
Poetry intends to stimulate a specific emotional response and is often better understood when spoken aloud to gain its meaning from the sounds that are rhythmic. Whereas, prose can be read silently or out-loud because it is written in the ordinary language we all use everyday. Still, the symbolism is found in both the poems and prose.
Most of the poems and some of the prose in My Soul Remembers were originally published under May Sinclair’s nom de plume, Mason Clare.