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Below is the poem entitled Stuff which was written by poet Jennifer Marie Oliver. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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When we are born,we have nothing
Bare as we can be, as we grow
We accumulate, more than we can see
We fill our lives, continually with things 
We never need, it seems gluttonous.
By midlife our things have grown 
Take up loads of space
Why do we continue to collect 
Like a squirrel filling its cheeks 
Waiting for another time. 
It's all so senseless this pile we need to have
For when we grow old , we leave this earth 
The  same way we were born
With nothing 
And all those things 
We cherished so 
May as well
Have blown away 
We really did not own 
Except our

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:59:00 AM
    Congratulations Jen. Nicely written. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:36:00 AM
    So true, as Thoreau wrote, the more we own the more we are owned. Congrats

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 3/19/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Walden was one of my favorite works. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover taht I had not lived." Henry David Thoreau "Where I Lived and What I Lived For"
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 6:25:00 AM
    And the won with it...congrats!

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Jennifer Congratulations :-) with your nice and wonderful winning free verse poem~ Always & Forever* PD

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 11:04:00 AM
    I love how you ended this poem...Awesome!

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 3/13/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Caleb. I had it sitting for a few days. Finally finished it.