The Risk Is In The Giving

The risk is in the giving,
Not the taking of a gift one gets.
Many times that which is given,
An appreciation returned...
Seldom comes with it.

People take advantage,
Of what comes...
As a deed to please.
With an inspection to put a value,
On that which is received.

With a showing of an ungratefulness,
The giver of the gift to give...
Often leaves with this believed.

People take advantage,
Of what comes...
As a deed to please.
With an inspection to put a value,
On that which is received.

The risk is in the giving,
Not the taking of a gift one gets.
Many times that which is given,
An appreciation returned...
Seldom comes with it.

And when one does hear from another,
A thankfulness expressed.
The one who is gifted expresses this,
With an acknowledgement...
It is 'not' the gift one gets,
But the thoughtfulness of the one who gives...
And that is the exchange one does not soon forget.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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