Your construction is simple and your purpose transparent,
Your design lacks sophistication, and your identity is apparent.
You are not cherished china or the popular monthly mag,
You’re nothing more than a paper bag.
You are one of countless, have a dull hue,
And people commonly use you
To carry items that often number few
After paying the price that was due.
However, the price for which you were sold
And the valuable items that make you whole
Suddenly transfer you to a position of purpose
For which the buyer seeks to breach the surface
Of a sea of needs that is satisfied
By the paper bag with which they are supplied.
You see, though the items you hold may not be many,
The issues that they eliminate are plenty.
You are filled with healthy produce
That will serve to reduce
Thirst with refreshing juice
Or hunger with nutritious fruits.
Or maybe you’re filled with medicine
That causes agonizing pains to lessen,
Puts an end to excessive stressin’,
Or salves wounds with a mending pressin’.
Paper bag buyers use you to contain necessary goods,
Because they trust your protective covering will hood
Their vital items from exposure to a harmful atmosphere
That is oh so sure to swiftly smear
Their treasured belongings with tainting contaminants
That spoil your contents, reducing you to the same inanimate
Item that you were before finding functionality
Through your significant assets, which mad your goal a reality.
This is why it is a must that your products be preserved,
For they are precious items that are reserved
For those in need of healthy development
That keeps them within their element.
So understand that what you carry
Was bought by someone who sought to parry
The heavy blows of desperation,
For without substance and operation
You’re just a paper bag.