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At the Pawnshop

I was in the local pawnshop
When a lovely watch I spied
Just like the one my mother wore
When she was my daddy's bride.

She lost it in our big house fire.
I remember how she cried.
Mama reminisced about it
Until the very day she died.

I knew then that I would buy it,
I simply could not turn aside.
Daddy never could replace it
Though I know how hard he tried.

The price was truly outrageous
Mom would have been horrified.
My prayer is that generations
Wear that golden watch with pride.

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 9:00:00 PM
    what a find....I hope this is a true story!

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:00:00 PM
    nice one, joyce! i enjoyed...congrats!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Beautifully written, Congrats on your winning poem.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Joyce enjoyed this rhyme for ''At The Pawn Shop'. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:58:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Joyce

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:50:00 AM
    ha I love it .... congrats all the way :-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Hmm... Joyce. Some great lines there. Congrats on your win. Gl

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:21:00 PM
    My kind of poem Joyce. congrats...BG

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. It seems any gifts I ever give anybody do not last long. A silver dollar I gave to my late aunt was stolen two weeks later. A doll I gave to a friend for a Christmas gift was destroyed in a fire several months later.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 3:17:00 PM
    Joyce, a might fun theme... congratulations in the pawn shop contest...xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 12:36:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, my friend, Loved always, bl