[Writing201, Poetry. Today’s assignment involves the word GIFT, and Crostic, and Alliteration.] (Originally published on Sometimes in 2015 under title A Perfect Past Present for Poetry Class)
A Perfect Past Present
Better a book, than a boat or a bear
Or my childhood dream would be dashed
Only such a gift would
Keep me a happy child.
I would never have wanted clothing
Neither undies nor socks…in a box
A doll or a hat or even a unicorn of bisque would have been taking a terrible risk
of dashing my special specific dream of a gift
But–alas! There was only one lonely gift left…and that in a box!
OXYDOL SOAP said the boisterous box, causing my young heart to sink
X-actly! I cheered as I peered inside, and shouted — “MY BOOK IN A BOX!”