"Gift of the Magi Retold"

O. Henry told us the story-
of a woman and her crowning glory-
sold to purchase her lover a chain-
and how her lover did much the same!

The lover sold his chainless watch-
to purchase what might seem a botch-
fine combs for his belovedís hair-
but alas it is no longer there!

So the woman sold her gorgeous locks-
and the gent sold his golden watch.
For each a noble sacrifice-
but for love twas not too high a price.

For the lovers knew the greatest gift-
given every day and especially Christmas-
is a gift given freely to someone else-
the gift of love, the gift of self!

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