Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Paul Kyriazi, iR.E.E.S Blogs Linda Smith, Publisher, iJennifer Chase, iS Zachary, iBeverly Mahone, iGeorge Cunningham, iMichael Charles Messineo, i

  Home > Holidays > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Lisa Hilbers

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 155 Titles
· 1,995 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jul, 2002

Lisa Hilbers, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Evolution in the Universe The Solar System and beyond
by David Hamilton

A book that offers a new theory of Solar System formation. Other articles describe further evolution in the universe...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

The Gift
by Lisa Hilbers
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Lisa Hilbers
•  I Hate to Go
•  I Created Santa Claus
•  Christmas
•  Every Time It Happens
•  All Out
           >> View all 149

The Gift

Christmas Day 2005;
The house is filled with loved ones all around;
Aromas streaming from the kitchen; Laughter
of children; Yours, Mine and others-
There's a decorated tree standing just for the
occasion, and gifts; There are gifts wrapped in
the holiday traditional papers- They too, are
decorated with colored bows; shiny and pristine-
There's excitement; Voices we know; Some sitting quietly;
While others seem to be in the heart of it all

Our eyes will meet many times this day; 'Tis the
Season of merriment and joy-  We both know the
true st meaning of this day of celebration-
And we will not let it pass, without the thought crossing
through our minds and our hearts-
We've taken the place of the ones no longer here; Though
we could never fill their shoes; They still fill our hearts,
with memories everlasting- A sweetness; A gentle sigh-
Oh how we miss them; But they are ours forevermore; In
the clarity of yesterday

While I wrapped your gift; I gave thanks for the gift
you have given me- So precious it is; And one I will carry
with me throughout my life-
This gift I speak of came not from a box; It wasn't bought
with monies, paper or plastic- and it was wrapped in nothing but the confinements of your heart-
As I chose what to give you; I knew there was no equal that
could possibly be found in the comparison of yours to me-
So I made my choice with tenderness and the deepest of Love-

Being able to call you Sister, is a gift unequalled with anything known to man- We fought as kids, just as all
siblings do; But somewhere in the midst of it all, You
taught me to have compassion for others; Gave me a place
to rest, and a soft place to land-
While I can't make your heartaches disappear; Or shelter
you from the pains and sorrows life deals so unevenly- I can
tell you that you are Loved and you will Always be Needed-
You are the core of Goodness, in this Sisterhood divine

Take this gift Sister that I now hand you; Unwrap it with
not only an open mind but also an open heart-
Let it stand as a symbol that we both know and understand
from Where we came; Where we have been; and Where we shall go-
If you should stray; I'll gladly take the lead-
If you should tire; I'll gladly be your crutch-
If you should stumble and fall; I'll gladly lift you up-
Not only today; But everyday to come

In the true st Spirit of Christmas I give to you, My Love

Lisa Hilbers


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/12/2005
There are no gifts more precious than those of unconditional love, acceptance and adoration, Lisa. Your words are beautiful and make me long to be near my own sister who, though far away in distance, is always so very near in my heart. You have a very special way of getting into the soul of your reader, and making us feel the words that you place upon the page. You sister is as blessed to have you as you are to have her life as you are to have her in yours. Funny how that works!! ;) Excellent as always!
Take care,
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 12/11/2005
What better gift could there possibly be?

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 12/11/2005
I've always wondered what it would have been like to have a sister. your poem makes me realize it goes beyond what I have imagined. what a gift to treasure. Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese 12/11/2005
wonderful poem and sentiment!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 12/11/2005
A beauty!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/11/2005
Lisa this is an amazing poem and gift offering to your sister! I am in tears because I miss my sister so much, we were closer than anyone could believe possible. It's been several years she's gone, but I feel her with me everyday. She died in the month of December,and it has always made my holidays bittersweet since. May you and your sister have a blessed and beautiful Christmas!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/11/2005
Lisa this is such a heart warming write that it made me thing of my own siblings and want to do something for them at Christmas as well. thank you for sharing your heart and soul with us.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/11/2005
Most beautiful gift of all!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/11/2005
Very nice.
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/11/2005
No greater gift can one give to another-LOVE; it's the true Spirit of Christmas and why Christ was born.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 12/11/2005
Your a blessing Lisa.
Writing of excellence...
Love makes the world go around.
Merry Christmas!
Popular Poetry (Holidays)
  1.  Still Remembering Daddy
  2.  The Ink Is Dry
  3.  My Christmas Gift
  4.  Walking the beach on Christmas...
  5.  Christmas Waits
  6.  When God Became A Baby
  7.  Christmas Sadness
  8.  In The Way
  9.  Their Abysmal Fourth of July
  10.  A Kitty Cat Christmas

Fourteen Pieces of Gold by Charlene Tess

A short story of mine was included in an anthology of short fiction by fourteen of Port Town Publishing Company's authors. It is out of print and no longer available except as a do..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.