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An Old Pickle Jar

A dusty, wooden table, painted a vibrant
red, stands alone in a vacant ole'
farmhouse kitchen.  Nearby is a
window sporting many panes of 
broken glass, allowing vivid sunlight 
to filter throughout this rotting structure.

A large jar adorns this wobbly 
legged piece of furniture.
A brown wilted vine drapes itself over 
the edge, meeting a dry, splintered wooden
floor, covered of mud, dead grass
and murky colored yellow weeds.

As I canvass this grim place, a vision
of sunniness glinting from old
glasswork fills my mind of what this room
may have once contained.  Light, airy
happy memories of a mother's
home baked cookies for her children, 
holidays and family gatherings.

Indeed, an empty pickle jar filled
with lustrous sunshine can put a
smile within one's heart.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2010 10:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest. The best to you in the finals Virginia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:48:00 AM
    Virginia,CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 7:17:00 AM
    Great retrospective vision here. Congrats on the selection. Dave

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 1:41:00 AM
    congrats on having your poem featured this week. Love, Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 11:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Virginia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 12:11:00 AM
    Nice nostagic poetry Virginia,yes such mundane things are very evocative.rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 8:03:00 AM
    Thank you both for your comments. I appreciate it. Ginny

  1. Date: 4/13/2010 1:06:00 PM
    That's lovely Virginia !

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 6:51:00 PM
    Indeed it can put a smile within one's heart. Viginia, Good Job, Agape, Moses