Message in a bottle

by Jem Croucher


Hidden in diminutive walls a message
Came to me on Yuletide day
It bore humility with a smile
With words I cannot say

Words filled deep with sentiment from
A loving daughters’ heart
Words said to her father that
No verse could e’er impart

That message now as enrichment held
As treasure for the year
And as the dawn of twenty fifteen looms
Is bound to bring me cheer

Photo by Jempics

These small, hand-decorated matchboxes each contain a very small corked bottle. And inside the corked bottle is a message – a very personal message. They came from my middle daughter to each of her family on Christmas day. Each is unique but each specific to its new owner. Suffice to say that the words in mine were humbling and wonderful and joyous and infinitely precious all at the same time. Words which, with its bearer (the matchbox) I will keep with me as a treasure for a very long time to come.

2 Comments to “Message in a bottle”

  1. What a wonderful gift to give and receive. And for all the family. I love the dinky size that can be carried but able to contain a message unique and huge to each recipient. Really precious.

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