Jim and Della loved each other
much more than words convey.
So each resolved to give the other
a gift that very day.
When Jim came home, he found that she
had cut her long blonde hair
And sold the hair to buy a gift,
a gift extraordinaire.
Then Della bought for Jim the gift
she thought would mean the most.
It was a chain for his gold watch,
a fob of which he’d boast.
In shock, he gave the precious combs
procured for her that day,
A gift he tought she’d love to wear.
“You're beautiful,” he'd say.
It seems he’d sold his golden watch.
He had no other choice.
It was the only way to pay.
He thought they would rejoice.
And thus to demonstrate their love
they gave these gifts so fair.
The gifts, of course, are useless now,
and irony fills the air.