The Treasure Inside
Why are we afraid to find out who we really are?
We can’t wait to open a present –
strip away the ribbons, rip the pretty paper,
cut the tape, and open the box.
Then search through the packing to find the gift.
Is there not a treasure inside all of us?
Are we afraid to find the warm,
loving, wonderful person deep within?
Maybe we fear not finding
a nice caring heart and soul?
We can’t be thankful for
what hasn’t been discovered.
Life’s search is not complete
until we have found the treasure inside.
Original Poetry by Patricia Walter 1999 ©