Every Package Deserves Value

We can discover the package in which we’ve been delivered

Remembering it arrived without a label or price

We accept it as our own until …

We enter the social world and adopt their vice


Suddenly labels and prices are stamped on every pack

Black, white, rich, poor, good,bad, competent, disabled

All thoughts derived from an opinion

Causing regret for the package we’ve always had


Every package carries many labels and deserves their value

Remember it from start to finish, filled with love

Enjoy the wrapping you were given

And shed the labels and false pricing like a glove


Submitted to dVerse Poetics: On Privilege

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

10 thoughts on “Every Package Deserves Value

  1. Every package indeed deserves value and it would indeed be a utopian world where labels wouldn’t matter anymore.
    I really liked this bit: “Remember it from start to finish, filled with love/Enjoy the wrapping you were given”.
    This speaks to me of celebrating our differences through the common thread of love. A lovely poem!

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