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the box

I keep a box of memories
it’s safely tucked away
but now and then and then again 
I bring it out to play

a marble here a matchbook there
and pictures one or two
of things I’ve done and wars I’ve won
and yes there's one of you

my father’s broken pocket watch
my mother’s broken dreams 
my sons first tooth, a letter home
and empty space it seems

oh yes sweetheart I see them now 
the feathers gold and blue
I marked them with the day and date 
of nineteen ninety two

and here's the twigs I kept for you 
from your father's nest
and tufts of down to comfort you 
from your mother's breast

and yes sweetheart I understand
I dearly love you too
and if I could I’d spread my wings
and fly away with you

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  1. Date: 7/4/2009 8:31:00 PM
    Nice poem Mike.

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:54:00 AM
    Mike, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 12:57:00 PM
    Beautiful writing here, Mike and a well-deserved selection to be a "first round survivor" ... smile ... good luck to you in the contest!!

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 3:03:00 AM
    Dude, this is incredibly good. I am rarely moved by other's poetry, but this almost brought tears to my eyes. Please keep writing, your talent is huge. ***Danielle*** (Going into my favorites)

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 4:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Mike. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 11:35:00 AM
    I love this, so sentimental and sweet memories! Well deserved to be a featured work this week! ~Congratulations~ Carrie

  1. Date: 12/11/2008 5:29:00 AM
    Congrats on this selection, Mike. Maybe Christmas time is the time for scrap books and opening musty old boxes. I just finished. It's always fun, always emotional. Good write. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/11/2008 4:13:00 AM
    Wow! this is why i love reading poetry. You come across these beautiful gems that make your day very special.

  1. Date: 12/11/2008 3:04:00 AM
    Dear Mike I love your poem, it really deserves to be featured. You put feelings to pen with your heart. Love, Bridget

  1. Date: 12/9/2008 5:44:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured write! Happy holidays! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/8/2008 7:54:00 PM
    Congrats Mike on the featuring of your poem "The Box." Vince

  1. Date: 12/8/2008 1:09:00 PM
    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!! - Mike. lainie

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 5:11:00 PM
    Mike - Congratulations on your featured poem this week! Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 4:27:00 PM
    Mike, what an amazing poem of reflection of past things to keep them all alive. I applaud you for a job well done as I now must say Congratulations for being featured here. Wonderful Poem... MPK

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 3:18:00 PM
    I love this very much, a perfectly sweet poem. congratulations on this one being featured this week! ``~ Carrie

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 2:27:00 PM
    The emotion comes through your words. I like the creative view. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Enjoyed it. Karen

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 8:45:00 PM
    deep poem. welcome to poetry soup I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 4:24:00 PM
    nice! very thought provoking of things from our past and friends and lovers we have lost...

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 1:12:00 AM
    Well written, I liked it a lot. Tony