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the gift

beyond the facade of skin

By Ward NorcuttPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - July 2023
the gift
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With the time I have left

my dear one

help me find love

Let me then gift it to my self

with hope

that I may hold it hard and fast

unto me laid open

bare and true

so I may

then give it away

to you

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About the Creator

Ward Norcutt

Playwright and poet.

My goal as a writer is to write thoughtful pieces of prose, poetry and stage plays. Hopefully, the end results are entertaining and engaging, with layers of meaning that make sense to the whole or a theme therein.

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  • Cendrine Marrouat9 months ago

    Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that I share your poem here: https://vocal.media/poets/stories-you-should-read-today-part-1

  • Mackenzie Davis9 months ago

    Such a gorgeous dance of love. The give and take, put into lovely verse. Well done, sir. ❤️

  • The depth of this was as deep as the sea. Very well done

  • So you disappear for a while and come back punching. Great work. Congrats on the top story

  • Joelle E🌙9 months ago


  • So much is captured in this slice of life pertaining to love. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Congratulations on your Top Story🎉❤️

  • Melissa Ingoldsby9 months ago

    Gorgeous 👌💕so good

  • Antoinette L Brey9 months ago

    Very nice, congratulations

  • Cathy holmes9 months ago

    There it is! Congrats on the TS

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh9 months ago

    The gift of love ... this poem captures the wisdom that you must be able to love yourself in order to give it away to others. A hard and simple truth, laid out in a sweet and simple way.

  • Lovely!

  • Judey Kalchik 9 months ago

    Illustrates the reciprocal flow of love- the love you find and the love you give, constant motion. Congratulations on the Top Story recognition

  • Real Poetic9 months ago

    This is lovely. Congratulations!

  • Cendrine Marrouat9 months ago

    So, so beautiful! I can tell you are a playwright. ;-)

  • Caroline Jane9 months ago

    Light and poignant. Beautiful words. 🥰

  • Moe Radosevich9 months ago

    beautiful Ward, nice writig

  • Dana Crandell9 months ago

    Really incredible, Ward. Well done!

  • Cathy holmes9 months ago

    oh wow. This is gorgeous, Ward. Well done.

  • This was so wonderful! I loved it!

  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Lovely!!! Beautifully written!!! Love is a gift!!!♥️♥️💕

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