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An Ordinary Mirrored Lid

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An Ordinary Mirrored Lid

An ordinary rectangular wooden mirrored lid, paint-chipped and worn, sits in my bathroom, the mirrored part having gotten spotted over time. I often hold it up in front of me, faced away from the bathroom mirror to check my hair and clothing from behind. Sometimes I take it in my gym bag to check myself after workouts. Other times it has served as a receptacle for small items such as pins or pencils. The remnants of two gold latches, flattened now and a bit rusty, prove that this common lid was once attached to something else; it was a lovely jewelry box, for which the mirror served a definite purpose. When the box was open, the mirror, upright, reflected a tiny ballerina dancing on a center platform to the tinkle of a pretty tune. No one would guess the sweet scene this old mirrored lid once reflected nor the many childhood treasures it covered, so why do I still hang on to it? However ordinary it is today, this bulky mirrored lid gives me some small comfort. . . . If I try, I can almost recall the times I opened its precious box to see a ballerina twirl, accompanied by that sweet music from my youth.

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 4:59:00 PM
    This reminds me of one I had as a kid. Thanks for the memory.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:53:00 PM
    Super-duper-soupy-mail for Dandy Andie...

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Beautifully written! Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:12:00 PM
    I am amazed this is not higher on the list, it is an exceptional piece of writing. Congratulations on being in the top ten.

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Ah yes indeed my friend...BEAUTIFULLY done. My brother recently sent me my high school sports letters and some of my graduation cards too! Didn't even know he had them...

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 4:11:00 PM
    Lovely poem Andrea congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Isn't it funny what becomes part of who we are........something we are used to having around, just gives us that feeling of comfort, I suppose. Well done! (ps.....I had that same kind of jewelry box, as did my daughter and granddaughters!)

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 1:34:00 PM
    My mum still has a battered box with a battered ballerina in it must be 50 years old and she won't part with it . Congratulations Andy xx

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 1:14:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win Andrea

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:04:00 AM
    Good morning Andrea, when Iread this one I didn't know it was for the contest. I really enjoyed reading it again. For myself I find great comfort in ordinary. Thanks for commenting on you chair poem. Won't wish you luck because I know you won't need it.

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 11:08:00 PM
    I thinks that it's wonderful how certain items maintain a sentimental value long after their beauty has faded away. Much like how our hearts learn to love and see beauty beyond the superficial. I love this story you have shared. Also that you for having so much confidence in my abilities. I almost never write poems on request. That's why I very seldom enter contests. But I did try to write a zombie poem. Sending you soup mail.

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    Date: 11/20/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Meant to write thank you for having so much confidence in my abilities.
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Remnants of a past redreamed. Brings to life how they had seemed. With magic dust and hinges rust, the heart hears the sweet song. And now those precious memories to you today belong. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 8:42:00 PM
    I know just what you mean, those things from our youth that we still find useful and hold happy memories for us are little treasures, just like you Petal :). Lovely, lovely write. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 6:24:00 AM
    Beautiful! Precious memories from our young past are so comforting to hold closely.

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:49:00 PM
    These things are treasures.this described the feeling so wonderful...awesome Andrea...

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:45:00 PM
    a beautiful nostalgic write Andrea....best wishes

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:35:00 PM
    A very charming and nostalgic poem, Andrea! I tend to hang on to objects from my childhood, too. They hold so many memories for me, and I just cannot part with them! I absolutely loved this beautiful poem! Wonderful work!...Many thanks for the encouraging comments today! It means a lot! :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:25:00 PM
    "An ordinary mirror lid" is a great souvenir Andrea.Such things are priceless. I would tell you a fact. Long back i contributed a column "letters to editor" of a daily.It was a souvenir i carried for a long time.My wife threw it out ,not intentionally but without knowing the significance i attach to that. It hurts very badly.I am very sure you can never remain sane if somebody threw this lid out. Am i right? (: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 3:18:00 PM
    So nice and sounds.....sweet especially bringing u back the memories of your youth. Nicely penned..kudos! I appreciate your kind and warm comments. Gracias, Based On Belief

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:39:00 AM
    this felt nostalgic...perhaps you hang on to it for the memories to relive themselves through your mind...excellent piece Andrea :)

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