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Member Rara Avis
since 2001-12-29
Posts 7115
South Africa

0 posted 2010-10-02 03:35 AM

It doesn’t matter what the shape
life is still a boxed affair
confined in cupboards overfilled
and covered with the dust of time.

It’s just a box like moments are
and the light today draws me in
to where they sit in quiet repose
waiting for an airing.

To air a moment that was once
a chore unlikely to dismiss
the impact good or otherwise
on the viewer of collectables.

But I look at them with misty eyes,
smiles that turn to laughter loud,
and sometimes there are downturned lips
with furrows on a woman’s brow.  

Each one and all as time decides
they frolic in the air I breathe
until finally when dusted, done,
they’re consigned again to dormancy.

Little boxes, little boxes,
little boxes everywhere,
there’s no place to keep you good as new
where I’m going to!

Helen / 2 October 2010

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Member Patricius
since 2001-10-23
Posts 10549
By the Seaside
1 posted 2010-10-02 09:05 PM

Aww geez Helen, every verse speaks to me.  What a great making for a poem...a box of memories, how perfect.

So very nicely done~

Eusta B. Mae
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since 2010-05-03
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2 posted 2010-10-06 08:45 AM

How did i overlook this little gem? I can relate! ebm
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3 posted 2010-10-06 01:34 PM

i really enjoyed reading this...put together very well!

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