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The Empty Basket

Years ago, I bought a basket,
Plain, unappealing –
Weave already unraveled,
I only paid one dollar –

I set the basket on the shelf,
Separated, secluded –
And there it stood,
Unbefitting the decor –

I filled that basket,
With defeated dreams –
My lonely heart,
My deserted thoughts –

I loaded that basket,
With yearning love –
My unspoken need,
My every want –

I found myself gazing,
Often, in fondness –
A beautiful reminder,
For somber times –

My hands may be empty,
My pockets uninhabited –
Aloneness taking its toll,
Privation draping its veil –

The basket stands proud,
Holding seeds of intangibility –
Unfaltering in its stance,
Draped with valor, still –

This Christmas I give you,
An empty basket –
Weave already unraveled,
All I could afford was a dollar –

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  1. Date: 8/11/2010 11:58:00 AM
    A joy to read an oldie by one of my favorite poets Deborah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/29/2009 2:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week.

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 5:27:00 PM
    Deborah, congrats with your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:40:00 PM
    Congrats Deborah on the re-feature. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:43:00 AM
    Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:13:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Deborah Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 12:55:00 AM
    Hello! Hello! I just want to say congratulations my friend on your featured poem.More success. Enjoy the honor. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 5:16:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop by and add congratulations on having your poem featured to my other comment. Way to go! Keep up the good writing. Karen

  1. Date: 9/30/2008 6:50:00 AM
    A unique gift indeed! We are blessed to have this poem for our reading pleasure! nice work! brgds, George

  1. Date: 9/23/2008 3:08:00 PM
    An Empty basket, what a wonderful gift. Just like the gift of this poem.

  1. Date: 8/17/2008 4:21:00 PM
    Congrats on your Award Winning Poem The Empty Basket. This isa well deserved Award. Your poem is awesome. Great job. Mohammad

  1. Date: 8/4/2008 8:25:00 PM
    a great piece of poetyr, i have read all of your poems up to now, enjoyed all of them looking foward to reading more.