Jimmy Santiago Baca

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Santa Fe, New Mexico

I Am Offering This Poem

Rating: 4.1
I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
Keep it like a warm coat,
when winter comes to cover you,
or like a pair of thick socks
the cold cannot bite through,

I love you,

I have nothing else to give you,
so it is a pot full of yellow corn
to warm your belly in the winter,
it is a scarf for your head, to wear
over your hair, to tie up around your face,

I love you,

Keep it, treasure it as you would
if you were lost, needing direction,
in the wilderness life becomes when mature;
and in the corner of your drawer,
tucked away like a cabin or a hogan
in dense trees, come knocking,
and I will answer, give you directions,
and let you warm yourself by this fire,
rest by this fire, and make you feel safe,

I love you,

It's all I have to give,
and it's all anyone needs to live,
and to go on living inside,
when the world outside
no longer cares if you live or die;
remember,

I love you.
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COMMENTS
Daniel Brick 27 February 2021
Jimmy, this is a poem to treasure. It belongs next to the gifts you listed in a drawer to keep it safe. Because this is a poem that will last long past our personal lives. It belongs to generations to come. The sentiments it conveys are so sincere, so true
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Jannatul Merry 25 February 2021
Such a beautiful poem can touch anyone's heart easily
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Kianqa 25 February 2021
Not what i am looking for
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Ask Soulmate 24 February 2021
call me text me anything
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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 February 2021
Read time and again I come again to note my Congratulations on beuing chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day! Most deserving!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 February 2021
Congratulations being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day! 5 Stars given already, methinks. Sure being chosen by Poem Hunter and Team impresses me as a Poem Hunter Poetess too.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 February 2021
A multi metaphored poem so loveliest rendered, indeed true love must be uttered and underlined at important times.5 Stars!
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Darren Jkoeryo 23 February 2021
Superb poem. I love it.
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Bizarre Soulmates 22 February 2021
Beautiful poem, I love my soulmate, that's all one needs so true love and warmth. This poem talks to me in so many ways.post on Instagram so we know
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Bizarre Soulmates 22 February 2021
Beautiful loe
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