I had to wrap a gift in haste
So off to the jumble closet I raced
I opened the door and to my surprise
There were gift bags galore in every size!
There were bags with ribbons
Bags lined with lace
Velvet bags with style and grace
Long and short
Square and round
It was gift bag heaven that I had found!
As I gazed upon my plunder
I paused and thought with surprised wonder,
Each gift bag’s worth is without measure
Each one of them once held a treasure
Meant for someone near and dear
A courier of love, goodness and cheer!
And so I selected a bag from the bunch
And as I filled it I had a hunch
That the bag in my hand must have passed through others,
Laden with a gift for parents, friends, sisters or brothers-
Before it found its way to me
Who now in turn shall set it free
Again to travel and roam around
From home to home and town to town
Filled with good wishes and something new
Bringing smiles and joy as only a ‘recycled’ gift bag can do!
– C.L. McKellar 12/2013