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Attic Memories

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Deb Lynne
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since 08-19-99
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Where blue skies meet blue oce


0 posted 11-11-1999 12:44 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Deb Lynne

Cleaning out the attic
is the task I dreaded most
Pulling out the memories
of some not so friendly ghost
Kept them packed away
for so many years, but now
I forced to face the truth,
  I'm not sure that I know how

Pulling down the ladder
to climb into the dark
Rummaging through things
that have surely left their mark
Blowing off the dust
that sat silent through the years
Choking back the memories
that brought so many tears

Finding my old dolly
that is thread bare in one spot
Remembering how I clutched her
when I hurt a lot
Touching the old rocker
where Mama held me tight
Hearing the angry voices
from some cold dark night

Wrapping myself in the quilt
that Grandma made for me
Bringing back the memory
of the love that set me free
Seeing the old frame
of the bed where Daddy laid
Picturing the family
as we knelt around it and prayed

Opening my eyes to see
it's all faded with the time
That everything that haunts me
is only in my mind
Climbing down from the ladder
to leave it packed away
To deal with all the memories
on another day




[This message has been edited by Deb Lynne (edited 03-11-2000).]
© Copyright 1999 Deb Lynne - All Rights Reserved
RSEvans
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since 10-23-1999
Posts 1187
Tulsa, OK, USA


1 posted 11-11-1999 12:59 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Beautiful. I love this poem...can I keep it?

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 11-11-1999 01:01 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Absolutely beautiful....jam packed with great imagery. Well done

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
Munda
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since 10-08-1999
Posts 3629
The Hague, The Netherlands


3 posted 11-11-1999 01:31 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Beautiful indeed. Loved it. : )
Balladeer
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since 06-05-99
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4 posted 11-11-1999 03:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Oh, Deb, this is special. We all have those attics and those memories stored there and I'm sure we all get those chills and weak knees whenever we get the courage to go through them. You described it beautifully.
Deb Lynne
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since 08-19-99
Posts 181
Where blue skies meet blue oce


5 posted 11-11-1999 04:01 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Thanks ALL for the comments. And MM, coming from you makes me feel good. Trying to master the "Deer" style! Still along way to go!
Martie
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since 09-21-1999
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6 posted 11-11-1999 04:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Very beautiful poem Deb, I'm impressed.
Denise
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7 posted 11-11-1999 09:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful! I enjoyed this very much!

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Denise

 
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