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Music box

"Music Box"
Wind it up to work her magic 
Memories in a box unleashed with a flip of the lock
Releasing a small plume, you dust it off and sneeze
Turning the key to see a little painted ballerina in action
Missing flecks of the dress she has donned for generations 

Time has worn her down 
She spins a few rotations releasing a tune
Of Rock a Bye Baby, how mellifluous it is
That brings you back to good times again
A favor done for winding her up 

You give her life, she gives you a chance
To recall when you once spent time
With your mother in the attic 
And she thought you were old enough 

To appreciate this grand memento
With cranks and pins and a dancer on top
Mama recalled she was once that age too
And shown an object, the very same

A lone tear starts you crying
Remembering she who is gone
And how proud you were to take possession 
The dancer is bitter sweet
While the music winds down 
She puts herself to sleep
With her own tune for bed time

Silence and thought take over the room
Until the baby down stairs starts producing
A whiny tune of her own
She will have to wait though
And the box will gather dust again
Until the time is right

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  1. Date: 9/1/2011 3:55:00 PM
    a poem with feeling, so sad yet beautiful i like this one.