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The Thinking Poet - A Box 

A Box

I am building you a box
From the slats of an old swing,
One that hung on our porch
For a short time
After I rescued it 
From roadside abandonment,
Thinking it a treasure
To be cleaned up
And given a new life of joyful service.
May this simple container 
Carry on the tradition
Of the porch swing,
Singing with joy
As you roll the dice
Of story and of life
For yourself
And your friends.

1.Have you ever re-purposed an item so that it becomes something useful again? What made you think you could do that?
2.Have you ever made a gift of something you made or re-made? What was the receiver’s response to your gift?
3.When you give to others what kind of response do you want from them?