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A Child's Toy, But Yet....

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Mike
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0 posted 04-16-2000 06:24 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Down the stairs and to the left, stands the storeroom door,
Boxes filled with clothes outgrown, stacked on cement floor,
In dark corner hid from sight, a kitchen cabinet,
Except its built in minature, child's toy, it is, but yet...

Nearly fifty years ago, on bright and sunny morn,
To carpenter and his young wife, a baby girl is born,
Carpenter in basement toils, while others sleep at night,
Saws and nails, and sands so smooth, then paints a perfect white.

White cupboard filled with plastic plates, teacups on top shelf,
Down below a doll or two, can't play all by one's self,
On cold and snowy afternoons; in heat of summer sun,
To the kitchen Daddy built, a little girl would run.

But daughters grow, and have their own, and fathers pass away,
Little girl with grandpa's gift, does with her dollies play,
Grandaughters grow, and they too wed, and also move away,
In the storeroom down the stairs, white cabinet does stay.

Someday a daughter will be born; from the storeroom gotten,
A child's toy built in minature, stored but ne'er forgotten,
For this cracked and weathered toy, is so much more you see,
A child's toy yes, it is but yet, 'tis precious memory.




[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 04-16-2000).]
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Mike, such a beautiful sentimental look at the basement that stores pieces of your heart...I just love this tender poem!!
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2 posted 04-16-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WOW! This piece is simply perfect...period

Jeffrey
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3 posted 04-16-2000 09:04 PM       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

Oh, Mike~
I just love the poignancy of this piece.
So tender and so filled with nostalgic
memories.  Just the way I feel about
my daughter's Barbie collection.
Someday some little girl will make them
come to life again ... and this lady
will smile with tears in her eyes.
Thank you for this heart-wretching poem.

Got me all misty-eyed with remembering.
~*Marge~


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4 posted 04-16-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for Lone Ranger   Email Lone Ranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Ranger

Just great!!
So many emotions expressed in such a simple topic!!
I'm gonna read your next poems!!!


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5 posted 04-16-2000 11:06 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Oh, Mike!!! I would love to see a photo of this treasure....such a wonderful poem...a memory that is priceless..  
netswan
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Ah, Mike you paint my pain of empty nest.
Simply lovely and oh so well written.

Thank you

netswan
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What a pricelss heirloom! Beautiful poem, Mike!

Denise
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Thank you all so much for the gracious comments.  Sometimes the little items contain the biggest treasures.  Have a nice day all.
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So true, Mike. This is a lovely sentimental poem.

~ Claire
 
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