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The Kitchen Table

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aziza
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0 posted 08-10-2006 12:32 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for aziza

I can close my eyes and see it.
The long wooden kitchen table,
scarred from use,
worn from being wiped and cleaned.
The wood has lightened in time,
and the sunlight that streams through the window
makes it appear even lighter
as the grains dance in the beams.
Those beams have names
... Shoodle Doodles ...
some place, some time ago
I would talk to the dust beams
as I sat on the floor.
I was a baby
and the light and dust
may have been magical.
Magic is a large part of my life.
Not the magic of potions and spells
the magic of dreams and imagination.
This is my magic.
This magic now felt within the old table.
The table I see has patterns from being used
scars from scribbles
initials carved on a leg
and it smells like lemons and mineral oil.
If it could speak,
it would tell tales of fears and dreams.
Instead it cradles tears in the seams of wood,
and it keeps secrets safe.
It holds laughter
and listens to words.
Some tables are the glue
that hold the histories of families.
People come and go
but the table can hold safe dreams,
fears, laughter and tears.


aziza
© Copyright 2006 Alison - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-10-2006 09:42 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

Aziza~

This is a heartwarming nostalgic penning~

Stirred many memories for me~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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LeeJ
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2 posted 08-10-2006 10:24 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

penetrating, like a resurection of thoughts from a thing, that carries around reminders of life....pound for pound a cherished read and marvelous write.
divine chaos
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3 posted 08-10-2006 01:43 PM       View Profile for divine chaos   Email divine chaos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for divine chaos

I have a table like that *smiles*  My grandmother gave it to me several years ago ... i used to play under it in her kitchen when i was little ...

wanna come over and build a fort under it .. we can drag all the munchkin's toys under there and have a good time

~*Sheli*~

By words the mind is winged
~Aristophanes~

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4 posted 08-10-2006 01:46 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

If only they COULD talk
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There you go again! ~ Engaging all my senses and stirring up memories. You truly have a gift. Your poetry moves me beyond words. Reading your words is always an emotional experience for me.

Another Thank you!

Loving Light,
EA


aziza
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6 posted 08-11-2006 01:19 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Thank you all.
I love that you enjoyed this piece of my mind.
JamesMichael
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Lovely...James
Alison
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8 posted 01-14-2012 01:18 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

JL,

I had to go back and find this as I had pretty much forgotten about it.  I am amazed that 1) you remembered Shoodle-Doodles six years later & 2) that you remembered that I once posted here as aziza.

Thank you for bringing the table back to my life.

A
 
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