Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By A Bad Witch's Blog
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Poetry for Yuletide: An Offering of Treasure

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

This year, a lot of people are having to cut back on their present-buying for the festive season due to the cost of living crisis. There’s also the sustainability issue of excess packagaing on many items sold as gifts. With those things in mind, I wrote this poem:

An Offering of Treasure

I offer you this treasure,
In a box.
Wrapped in paper.

Unpeel it.
Open it.
Fold back the tissue.

Is it what you wanted?
Nestled inside the packaging.
Promising so much.

Remember that feeling
When you see the reality.

Will you thank me
With honest eyes?

Tell me, truthfully
What you saw
In that empty box.

The poem is about how overpackaged gift sets sold in high street shops are often disappointing inside and not worth the money paid for them. In previous years I’ve blogged with posts suggesting Yule gift ideas. 

This year I’m not going to be doing that because it puts unecessary pressure on people to buy things they might not be able to afford. Remember that most friends and family will completely understand if you tell them you won’t be offering them presents this season.

Previous poetry posts

To read more posts like this visit A Bad Witch’s Blog at


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.