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Grandma's Antique Dresser

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Earth Angel
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~*~

Grandma's antique dresser,
It had a magic mirror,
And I became a princess
When into it I'd peer.
When I went to Grandma's house,
The first place that I'd go,
Was up the winding staircase,
Far above the world below.
I went along the corridor,
Floorboards creaking all the way,
Heading for my secret room,
So near, yet far away.
The heavy door swung inwards,
As I pushed it far and wide,
I'd feel myself changing
As I ventured forth inside.
The mirror stood in the corner,
Atop a dresser of ebony,
Neglected, long forgotten,
By others, but not by me.
I'd twirl around and sing a song
As my dress turned into silk,
Drab brown hair became flaxen curls
And my skin as fair as milk.
As I gazed into the mirror
A castle came to view,
Turrets reaching upwards
Into a sky so blue.
'Twas in this magic kingdom
That my charming prince did rule,
Some day he'd take me out of
My world so cold and cruel.
Upon a golden stallion,
He'd charge forth and carry me,
Back to his land of sunshine
Where I'd finally be free.

~*~

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (02-18-2003 07:01 PM).]

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Grandmothers and young children
go hand in hand...
I can just see the elder girl
peeking in on the granddaughter
during her make-believe...

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Sunshine ~

Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I have many fond memories of visiting my grandmother's grand, old house. The antique dresser really did have a magic mirror! Enchanting things happened when I'd twirl about, then gaze into its reflective depths...

Angel hugs,
EA

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How beautiful, Linda......
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(BIG ANGEL HUGS) God Bless You, sweet friend, now I am flooding in tears after this precious write! (wipes tears) Being a young adult and my grandmother still alive with her gorgeous compassionate smile, I know this smile ever so much and sometimes I cry saying I dream ever so much to habe my princess in a dress like hers to dance with and she tells me "If a child learns with acceptance, he is destined to find love in the world!" and then she shows me her girasol where she says I have a handsome face and makes me blush like a bing cherry! (kiss on cheek) Oh my ngosh, I'm still tearing up here, I just have to vote for this because I want to show this to my grandma and grandpa as you always make me smile with your words, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Linda, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

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Ethel ~

Thank you! "Beautiful" is a beautiful word!

~ May your fond memories keep you warm whenever cold winds blow.

Linda

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Noah, your reply now has tears welling up in my eyes. I believe both you and your grandparents have been blessed with one another. That is a very special love and I am pleased that it is one that you continue to share. My memories are kept warm in my heart and soul--and whenever my grandmother visits from her heavenly home...

Angel hugs, Dear One,
Linda

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thank you for giving such life to your favorite mirror..nicely done

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Linda?
  I like to think that every grandma had such a mirror.


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Very beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

Anyone can write, But only poets can capture the heart.

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Ecrivan ~

I am pleased that I was able to convey how special my "favorite mirror" was to me--and was able to put life in it for you! Thank you!

Whenever dark clouds come your way, may fond memories banish them away...

Warm hugs,
EA

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Ed ~

I would wish that "every grandma had such a mirror" as well! I have very special memories of those times and they have given rise to a very fertile imagination!

Warm hugs, and wishes for you to find your very own magic mirror,

Linda

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Connel ~

Thank you very much!...and you are most welcome!

Warm hugs,
EA

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This s a spcia poem. It shows a beautiful love of your Grandmother, and the imagination that we all have as litle girls. I still have one of my Grandmas mirrrs. Very special.
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Good use of imagination and imagery. I enjoyed reading this poem...

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

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Oh, I enjoyed this Earth Angel ... it brought back some lovely memories of my own as well.  

Best wishes,
/Kit

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beautiful.....enjoyed it a lot

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Sandra ~

You obviously know, from your own wonderful experiences, where I was writing from...

Thank you!

...and may your "magic mirror" always reflect those warm memories.

Warm good morning hugs,

Linda
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El-C ~

I appreciate your complimentary mini-commentary! Thank you muchly!

Warm hugs,
EA
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/Kit ~

I am very pleased that my special memories evoke similar ones in many who have read this poem. As you yourself must know, that is the icing on the cake for one who loves to write!

Warm, good morning hugs,
Linda
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Charisma ~

Thank you very much! You just added to my morning smile!

Have a great day!
Linda
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This is such a wonderful pome thank you for sharing it with us

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Marshalzu ~

I appreciate your reading my poem and for writing such a kind reply. Thank you!

May the light of the sun, the moon, and the stars guide you on your path in life,
EA
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Linda--There are places like this that are magic, you are lucky to have found this one when you were so young.  Enjoyed very much!
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Martie, I had thought that if you were to read this poem, you would appreciate what I was trying to convery....and you do! That is very satisfying to me. Thank you, dear poet friend!

May the day be full of wonderful surprises for you!

Linda

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (02-18-2003 01:48 PM).]

 
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