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My Sister's Collage

I found it behind an old tool bench,
water stained and curled on the corners,
looking as forgotten as an out-of-luck beggar. 
But, like in the beggar's eyes, there was a past
that was once full of hope and still warm memories.
The college collage of collective consolations;
hugs from home for the lonely days,
those that come in the "in-between" years
when sometimes we just - want to be a kid again.
There were half unglued photos of home and vacations
and clips of Elvis and Ricky Nelson;
the Beatles, Stones and a peace sign.
Ha, in the corner there was an old photo
of me kissing her on the cheek (Mom said to).
I was seven and she was just six.
Funny, I didn't even think she liked me much...

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:13:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Craig, :) Enjoyed your free verse win.......... Love ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win free verse is a favorite form of mine and what a sweet picture you painted for us! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 3:40:00 PM
    So much to enjoy and imagine with a sister's collage. Wonderful last line! Congrats on the win

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 10:29:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Craig

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Craig, , CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my "FREE VERSE" contest <----- Had fun reading your WIN!! If you'd like:-) Enjoy my latest blog! "THE FOOL" :) AT -----> xoxox-------take care & enjoy your coming week. <3 Linda <3

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 9:27:00 AM
    What an endearing makes me think of the times I have run across keepsake pictures, discovered feelings by what was kept, treasured .....unsaid words are often captured in subtle ways. A lovely poem, Craig....and that last line.......oh makes me think of my brother and I..... we always loved/liked each other.....but as kids....we would never have admitted such a thing! :)

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Craig....This is a perfect example for us to work with....Very well worded..Nostalgia sets in...That last line? WOW! Saying simply something so profound! Wonderful. Loved the line full of alliteration...wonderful touch! BTW...that is SOME AVATAR!!!! WOW!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 3:18:00 PM
    this is very touching and i especially liked the ending. one thing i have to correct, though - as a former beatlemaniac, i urge you to please fix the spelling of beatles!

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    Date: 9/28/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Done !!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:42:00 PM
    Craig, you got the Collage, right on my Star poem and light show:-)... glad you noticed it.. Craig, this one's a nice sweet touching memory.. sometimes things might hit us when we least expect ... I like your sisters collage... a sweet display of all the things she loved and all the people she admired and looked up to... You must had been some inspiration then TOO.... lovely lovely.. ta ta till later..LINDA