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The Museum

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Mona Lisa
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since 08-25-99
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0 posted 08-25-99 03:04 PM       View Profile for Mona Lisa   Email Mona Lisa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mona Lisa

Stretching corridors,
possessing the absense of light

Lower surfaces creaking fraily
as visiting footsteps trod,

The smell of mothballs sear through nasal passages
while the scent of oldness invades the subjective consciousness.

Lending atmosphere to pieces of the past, displayed with care
some trapped under molten, solidified translucence

Perched high atop pedestals,
Proudly preserved in showcases

Each with its own story to tell, of times past.
Oh the tales of yesteryear they could dispell!

Of wars fought,
Of lives lost.

Of morals learned
Of lessons taught.

But instead, they lay silent, in their final resting places,
as treasures of old

Weathered with time,
Rippened with mold,

Their purpose served,
Their days of use, far spent

Unbeknownst to them,
These priceless trinketts, though never to be used again,

Will serve memory's purpose for eternity
as the window of the past is left ajar

In the wonder of the museum
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INclan
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An interesting reflection on how things we hold so important today will be viewed in the future. If these things simply end up in a museum...what is really of value in life?

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