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The Memory Box

Beneath this table sits a box
It’s scruffy, thin and battered.
 A cardboard box of memories
Of days that really mattered.

Confetti from my wedding day
A drawing by my mother
The shoes that took my son to school.
A photo of my brother

A tattered book of rhyming verse
My dad’s infatuation.
A silken flower, grandma’s ball
A golden celebration.

A pipe my granddad carved with love
A boyhood skill he cherished.
His baccy tin is scratched and bare
Its precious contents perished.

A tarnished ring with stones of paste.
My sister’s finest treasure
A suitor's gift, now black with age
Of value without measure.

This box hold moments lost in time
We add things when we’re able
A memory from everyone
Who’s sat around this table.

Copyright © Karen Neary

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  1. Date: 12/26/2009 8:19:00 PM
    Wow I must admit ,,one of my favorites of the features! Congrats! Hugs Always, Robin

  1. Date: 12/26/2009 7:18:00 PM
    Just read this one on the featured list. It was among my favorites of the favorites over there. Great poem! Andrea

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 3:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Best wishes and much success in your writing endeavors. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 3:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your remarkable poetry being featured this week Karen. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 11:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week, Merry Christmas to you >> James

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 11:07:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being featured this week!! Very well deserved. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 5:42:00 AM
    One of the great mnemonic display in tone and pathos, truly a talented write, a thought provoking poem, congratulations on it being featured