Gift from the heart

The following is a poem I wrote a few years ago. I thought it would be a good reminder of what’s important during this holiday seasons.

Gift from the Heart 

© Qin Tang


Don’t buy me flowers

On my birthday or any holidays

Out of obligation

Flowers wilt

And disappear without trace.


Don’t buy me gifts

Out of the pocket

Give me something

Out of yourself

From the heart.


Talk with me

Walk with me

Connect with me

Write a letter or a poem

Give me some of your time

Give me some of your attention

Those are gifts

You can not buy

And will not disappear

But they will stay in memory forever.