Friday, May 25, 2012

Memories Day



Memories Day

keeping
time
in a box
keepsakes
of spent time
memories
packed up and stored
forgotten trinkets
of parents' past
everyday clothing
Sunday jewelry
Coast Guard tags
calendars
watches
timekeepers
no longer
keeping
time

© 2012, Donna JT Smith

11 comments:

  1. Special of course, "timekeepers no longer keeping time". Exactly it.

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    1. So many little thing to decide the fate of. Can't keep them all! Maybe our son or daughter will want some things...nieces, nephews, etc. We've stored them long enough. No room!

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  2. Your poem complements Linda's "goodbye series" well. I like the way you played around with the concept of time. Nicely done :-)

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    1. I guess it does! Time is such an interesting concept to me. I've always been fascinated with the idea of traveling in time, too.

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  3. The last four lines, and their shape, we're just awesome, Donna. I love discovering boxes of treasures in my attic - so many stories to ruminate over.

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    1. These items from the past are such treasures. My parents didn't keep much because they didn't want any of us to have to drag their stuff around with us. But it is nice to have a few good memory pieces to keep around. Comforting.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. Lots of love in that little pile of trinkets. Got to sort out more soon.

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  5. Very nice. I've been there, going through other people's treasures. Bittersweet.

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  6. So much said with a few words. Great poem.

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