Outside Wrappings
Author: Barbara Goodhew


Personality is like a gift.
Outside wrapping should give a lift.

But just like a gift our outside wrapping doesn't last.
You need something inside too, not just a pretty mask

Outside should want to make people want to unwrap and get in and find the real gift.

A gift should be nice outside and inside.



Comments on this poem/writing:

luc ( -- Wednesday, February 12 2003, 09:34 pm


good poem barb. and the last part in all caps. nice touch. ^.^
Capricorn ( -- Thursday, February 13 2003, 12:07 am


Oh I think this is one of your best Barb. Your words are very true. No good seeming nice on the outside if inside is bad! Lovely thoughts.
thank-you ( -- Thursday, February 13 2003, 12:33 am

warms my heart

seeing comments like these makes me feel good.See before my brain tumour I was nice looking with an ok personality. now I'm ok looking with a nice personality Ha Ha
barb ( -- Saturday, February 22 2003, 05:17 pm


yea guys I looked in the mirror and thought good thing I have a pleasant personality, cause the looks didn;t last. Ha Ha
emily ( -- Monday, December 1 2003, 06:16 pm

get a dictionary

thereb are somespelling misktakes that need to be worked on
barb ( -- Tuesday, March 16 2004, 06:14 pm

like what emily?

I looked over the poem and couldn't find any spelling mistakes, but if they are spelt wrong how would I know anyways.:)
Meridian ( -- Tuesday, March 16 2004, 06:38 pm

It's still a good poem

Inspite of one miscellaneous mistake, I know what you're trying to spell. I agree with Barbara; they aren't that noticeable.

Emily, it's still good. On my poems, after submitting them to Dreamer and when I finally see them on the site, I look back over them and notice some mispelled words in my poems as well. I was thinking about
e-mailing Dreamer to see if there was anyway of editing my poem.
Meridian ( -- Tuesday, March 16 2004, 06:40 pm

Barbara; I'm so sorry (I made sure I got it right this time)

I thought this was Emily's poem. I realize this is yours. So where the name Emily is typed, that's where your name should be. Great poem again Barbara!
BARB ( -- Tuesday, March 16 2004, 10:11 pm


thanks meridan
emilee ( -- Sunday, March 21 2004, 03:57 am

nice job!

Barb, awesome poem! i only saw one spelling mistake so to emily, next time, say something nice before u critisize! great job! God bless~emilee
barb ( -- Monday, March 22 2004, 12:38 am

thanks emilee

gee I can't be perfect all the and thanks again.
Tammy ( -- Wednesday, March 24 2004, 03:10 pm


I like this poem.... True words barb. Inside beauty is what counts, not the outside. Great Words
barb ( -- Thursday, March 25 2004, 04:51 pm


I got my inspiration for the writing Perfection from Emily for my spelling mistakes. so thank-you Emily your critisim of my spelling inspired me for another poem.:)
Meridian ( -- Thursday, March 25 2004, 04:56 pm

good one

In spite of the criticism, she probably meant well, but you still had a made up mind, and was inspired by it to write another poem is powerful!!!!!!
She'll probably thank you. I commend you and applaud you Barb!
Have a nice day now!!!!!!!
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