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This poem speaks of intimacy shared for the very first time, and of awkward moments, indeed. Nonetheless, there is an underlying passion that strips their very souls down to their core - to enable them to come together openly, unashamedly.

And passionately.

The Gift

I don't have much to give you
in the way of material things.
But then, I have never been a material person . . .
so it wouldn't matter much anyway.
I do have something to give you, though . . .
and I hope you accept this gift with joy.
I have chosen not to wrap it . . .
I want it to be presented to you
as pristine as can be.
And anyway, decorations or wrappings would
certainly ruin the effect.
And so it is . . . that I stand before you . . .
unclothed, but surprisingly, unashamed
of my nakedness.
You have already captured a piece of my heart,
and you have captivated my soul.
The only thing left for me to present to you
is my very being . . . and I do that willingly,
happily, and most of all . . . lovingly.
Standing before you . . . watching your every movement . . .
seeing the desire in your eyes
for the very first time.
I don't believe in all of my life,
I have ever witnessed a moment
as beautiful as this.
Neither one of us can speak . . .
and we are finding, even breathing, is difficult.
Your heartbeat is pounding out a rhythm
that almost assaults my ears.
I can hear it from where I stand across from you . . .
and every beat speaks of your love for me.
I am giving you this gift tonight,
because I desperately want you to look inside.
I want you to open this package that I offer you,
slowly . . . lovingly . . . sensuously . . .
and search for what lies within.
You don't have to look far, you know . . .
everything I feel for you is just below the surface.
So it shouldn't take long for you
to discover the beauty awaiting you there.
Go ahead . . . open this gift as a child would
on a snowy Christmas morning . . .
in a hurried fashion . . . rather like a frenzy, if you will.
But once that initial gift is opened . . .
and the passion subsides . . .
Please promise me
that this gift I give you . . .
this gift of myself . . .
is only just the beginning.
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85 Visitor Comments

VALERIE
This poem is very dear to me. It holds so many memories of my real first true love and my first time ever experiencing what making love was all about.
reshmas
GREAT!
G. K.
Quite moving- enjoyed reading it immensely!
Elika
Very beautiful and passionate. I will share it with my lover.
Terri
Beautiful. And the last line. Precious.
martina
Wow that was amazing reading i couldnt have wrote it better myself it covers just about everything you would want to say to someone special in your life
rie rie
i liked your poem because it really came close to home most women just give themselves to guys not realizing that they are giving him a very special and sacred part of them what better way to say it than the words in your poem. keep expressing yourself. you will go far.
Lien
SO BEAUTIFUL!.
dalover
yeahhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhh that poem rockkk i loved it
Liz
This made me weep - as much as in longing as in sadness or lust. Beautiful, truly beautiful. Thank you.
Salena
Your poem summed up everything that I want to say to a man I love. Thank you.
brandy
it reminds me of one of my verey friends and of me to
kimberly
Very beautiful,moved me to tears. Thank You
crystal
i love this peom and i have a peom i would like to put on this web page
jessica
I really love ur poem! It's exactly what a woman feels when she really loves a guy.
Danielle
Absolutely beautiful poem! It not only tells what most people are thinking about, but also how the others should think. That it is a gift, from the heart! Thank you so much!
brittany
Susan this is a poem that i would like to read to my husband one day when we consemate our marriage. This is an excellent poem keep doin ya thang!
Shorty
this is a great poem
Michelle
This is the best peom.
Jennifer
This is a very well written piece of work. This is a very emotional thing and you captured all the emotion.
Michelle
I really love this poem. I don't know what to say. This is the best poem I've read in my life.
MELINDA
this poem hits the heart. it truely explains how i feel. and since, i can not give anything else to the one i love myself is all he needs and wants thank yo for putting it in writing.
Ernie
I wish. I just wish a Gift like this makes my wish come true.
Jewel
I really loved your poem. It touched me in a way that I really cannot decribe at this momment. It was so beautiful and innocent and it really did connect with the sincereity of love. I hope that I feel this way when I finally do decide to present my gift to the one I love. Thank-you for writing this poem Jewel (Learning to Love and Hesitant to Hate)
vince
A wonderful poem! Well done!
shane
very nice poem that i think anyone can have a understanding to.
Dean
The poem was very touching.
Sarah
I raed most of the poems on this site and I think that this one is one of the best. Its sweet, not trashy and I like that! Good job Susan!
bob
Just a quick note, to say thanks for you beautiful poem,and the memories it has brought back to me,it is a "gift" indeed.
Lity
wow! what a very sensual poem but so true and pure . i really love it!
Lish
All I can say is wow. Susan, I hope your working on a book, b/c I would love to read it after viewing THE GIFT. Remarkable work!
ROSA
I LOVE THIS POEM! I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO GIVE SUCH A PRECIOUS GIFT TO ONE THAT YOU LOVE.
Rome
I love your poem . it speaks from a sincere heart about an honest relationship based on pure love . simple and yet deeply complex . its not easy to love like this, but i am blessed to have found this love . thanks for expressing it so beautifully :-)
jennifer
thank you, i so needed to let my man know how i feel, and this will help.
maggi
Your poem says exactly how I felt. It is just perfect, thankyou.
paulo
I loved your poem and you can be sure that I will share it with my lover when he arrives, THANKYOU.
logan
Very beautiful, very well done, really touched my heart.
Laci
This poem has great meaning and gives you a whole new outlook on love.
Ernie
Thank you Sue from the bottom of my heart. from the one you wrote that to so many years ago. I love you!
Steph
I just Love this poem, I can read over and over again. Thank you
kay
Very good. Your poem reminded me of the first night with my husband.
Paula
This is a wonderful poem for someone that is truly in love. The poem is sexy but yet it's pure.
dawn
omg i almost cried after i read this poem
Tammy
I have never heard it said better. Most women feel this way but will never say it out loud! I only wish more men understood this is a GIFT!
Cindy
this poem says everything i feel for the one i love. now i really know what to tell my lover when we are alone together. Thank you so much!
Lisa
Wow! That was powerful! thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift.
Jan
A very moving and beautiful poem.
Dan
This is so. true. Your words make the reader remember that first time. Great job!
Chris
When I read your poem, I was placed in the moment, where I, too shared such love and beauty. I was lost when reading it and wish to thank you for taking me to another place and time.
Lin
Thank you
Vanessa
I would like to thank you for writing this poem it has touched me in a way that i can't explain..I'm sending this poem to my boyfriend soon it will be his turn to open his gift
sara
i really loved this pome. it gives a whole new meanning to the act of making love.
Gabby
Fantastic ! Oh this is so beautiful this poem.. it truly says it all when you are with the one you love for the first time.. a gift.. yes.. our love is a gift to those we care to give it to..
WLYESHIA
THIS POEM CAPTURED THE SHEER ESSENCE OF THE LOVE AND LONGING I HAVE FOR MY BOYFRIEND. WE HAVE BEEN SEPERATED FOR THE PAST YEAR AND I COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER GIFT TO GIVE TO HIM THAN THE GIFT OF LOVE...
david
This poem makes me think of and feel my girlfriend kristy. Only a month we've known each other, but i love her already and feel it in return. I'm telling her tonight. What else can i say but thank you.
Leslie
Truly soul touching.
mariann
Great
Sean
This poem tells much about almost every sensation that accompanies those "first touches" in a loving relationship. I commend you for your ability to make the reader feel exactly what it is that you felt inside. Well done.
Kristie
Girl let me tell you one thing, this poem is off the hook. The reason why I feel this way is because I am experiencing a situation like the poem, but I rate this poem a 10 on a scale of 1-10.
Vicki
SSOOOOO powerful.
nb
Excellent expression of one giving themselves totally.to thier Love
Christina
It was very beautiful,something you would send to somebody you LOVE
james
Very Nice...Very!
Teri
I read this poem and got goosebumps.I recently met a man whom I've fallen deeply in love with and this poem describes everything I feel for him.
Kim
One of the most touching and romantic poems I have ever read. i loved it!
Tammy
a sweet and wonderful replica of the first time I spent with my one true love. This poem captures every emotion felt.
Lisa
i love your poem, i would just past some of the others but yours just caught my eye. i love the whole gift thing, you're very talented.
teresa
the poem was beautiful and so touching, i think it is how every first time should be.
Dustin
Normal I like poems that ryhum alot but this poem caught my attention because you are specking from you heart grat poem.
Kayla
wow, this is truly a magnificent work of words and heart,, i really enjoyed reading it, i even sent it to my boyfriend, thank you
wendy
i love this poem because it got me thinking of my boyfriend that killed him self and i miss if and he did give me a gift
ravi
YOUR POEM WAS SO TOUCHING AND SO HEARTFELT. IT WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND TOUCHED ME TO NO END
STEPHANIE
THAT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL POEM I HAVE EVER HEARD.I LOVE READING EVERY LINE OF IT AGAIN.
Doru
Nice! speechless!
K&T
Absolutely wonderful poem! It captures the heart's stirring of the first time and the promise of a lasting, true love. Thank you for this poem!
Linda
This poem is so beautiful.It is so real to form.Making love with someone for the first time is hard,you have such great talent and we all one time or another have expericed it happing..I am sending this to my guy. we have not made love as yet but will very soon
Andrea
This poem is so pure and innocent. I thought it was absolutely wonderful. Keep up th egood work.
caprice
i really loved this poem if you don't mind i copied it for a class i have in college english.i just wanted everyone to hear your work. i did let everyone know where to get more of your work. keep up the good writing.
Jim
Absolutely beautiful and very true for anyone who truly has found love.
oviston
excellent words!!!
brandy
I had just read our poem. I just wanted to show you that i really liked your poem. I guess why i liked it so much is because thats how i felt the fist time. But i guess everything did work out for me, because now i have a fiance.
holly
i thought this poem was brillant it captued the true spirit of two lovers for the first time
Helen
I feel you. Its beautiful.
Carolyn
What more can I say, I LOVED this POEM. I just sent it to my friend and I am sure he will love it too! It perfectly embodies the feelings of true intimacy and love. Thank you Susan for reading my mind, and writing about it.
Nik
just happened upon this page. Of all the poems, i chose this one above all others. It's perfect. Thanks so much.

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