How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #5 Archive
 Mama's China Hutch
 1 2 3 4 5
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Mama's China Hutch

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Deb Lynne
Member
since 08-19-99
Posts 181
Where blue skies meet blue oce


0 posted 01-12-2000 08:26 AM       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

Mama's China Hutch

Mama didn't own much in the many years she did live
But Mama owned far greater than money could ever give
For Mama left us with treasures worth much more than gold
Stored away in her china hutch, as much as it could hold

Great-Grandma's best china with its chips along the side
Was given to her daughter when she became a bride
Then passed along to my Mama when she married my Dad
It wasn't fancy china, but it was the best that they had

Tucked back in the corner, colors slightly faded by the dust
Sitting safely on the top shelf in a place that Mama did trust
Is the bouquet of flowers from each daughter on her wedding day
A quiet reminder of a new beginning as we each went our separate way

Back behind the many pictures of faces aged by the hand of time
Sits Mama's most prized possession that one day will be mine
It's pages gently curling from the many years that it was used
From looks it appears mistreated, abandoned and abused

But looks can be deceiving, for this book held a special place
As Mama sat and read it with a peaceful look upon her face
Now I read those cherished stories as my Mama use to do
Understanding the Bible that she read through and through

One shelf holds tiny knick-knacks made with love by little hands
Clay figures, paper roses and some held together by rubber bands
Mama proudly displayed them as her greatest pieces of art
Cause each one was made with the love from a tiny heart

Yes, Mama left more treasures than any one could really know
And to this day they are displayed where each one of them will show
When I'm missing Mama all I have to do is visit her china hutch
And take a look at all her treasures that she loved so much


© Copyright 2000 Deb Lynne - All Rights Reserved
Toerag
Member Ascendant
since 07-29-99
Posts 5839
Ala bam a


1 posted 01-12-2000 08:33 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Wow Deb...I couldda said this almost word for word....(not nearly as expertly or sweetly for sure)....but if this is a true story, it's identical to my mom's......from the hutch to the bible to the love.....thanks for making me think....
suthern
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Seraphic
since 07-29-99
Posts 20770
on the threshold of a dream


2 posted 01-12-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Deb: This is beautiful! Your mother knew what constitutes true treasures... and has obviously passed that understanding on to you. What a lovely tribute!
Deb Lynne
Member
since 08-19-99
Posts 181
Where blue skies meet blue oce


3 posted 01-12-2000 10:27 AM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

Thanks Toe & Suthern! I'm extremely blessed to still have my Mama who does indeed have a packed china hutch full of memories. She's my inspiration for trying to live a good decent life & fulfill my dreams of writing.  
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


4 posted 01-12-2000 10:50 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Deb Lynne-
A beautiful touch of nostalgia.

My children feel the same way
about my cedar chest.
Every little 'trinket' or 'thing'
they ever gave me is tenderly tucked
away in the chest.

I knew my one son had fallen in love
the night he asked if he could bring
a girl over to 'plunder' through the
cedar chest with him.
They just became engaged this last month.

Something about those memories.
Thanks for sharing.
~*Marger*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


5 posted 01-12-2000 12:00 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

What a wonderful poem...thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us  
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #5 >> Mama's China Hutch Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors