Tuesday, October 16, 2012

OctPoWriMo day 15 Souvenirs

Running a bit behind, here is my day 15 poem on the 16th.

SOUVENIRS

Baseballs and ballet slippers.
Medals, trophies, and team photos.
Coffee mugs from many places
A little pewter gargoyle inkwell.
Figurines and trinkets.

A piece of depression glass my dad paid a carry on charge for because he wss afraid to ship it.

A christening cup from the parents of the friend we named our son after;
And the Chinese dragon bowl that friend gave us when we married.

2 serving spoons the kids' greatgrandma used to measure ingredients (the recipes wont come out right withoit them!)

All the Barbie dolls my son got me for Christmases when he was small, still in the boxes like the prized collectables they are.

Scrapbooks full of pictures and cards, ribbons and pressed flowers.

Souvenirs, all of them, of people and places we have loved.

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    1. Thank you, I cried whem I wrote it too...just thinking of the memories tied up in all these objects. (Not for nothing am I a Cancer born in the Year of the Rat.)

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