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Bag of Trash

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Bag of Trash

Stumbling on a bag of trash;
Set aside to toss away,
To be burned into gray ash
Or be found another day.

Set aside to toss away,
Like a cold dark memory
Or be found another day;
Recounting a great story.

Like a cold dark memory,
Relics full of history;
Recounting a great story,
Shedding doubt on mystery.

Relics full of history,
A secret to never know;
Shedding doubt on mystery,
An ancestor did bestow. 

A secret to never know;
Shattered love torn in pieces,
An ancestor did bestow;
Now silently releases.

Shattered love torn in pieces,
To be burned into gray ash;
Now silently releases,
Stumbling on a bag of trash.

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Fifth Place Winner ~ "Pantoum” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Paula Swanson
Aug. 10, 2011


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  1. Date: 7/28/2011 3:36:00 PM
    This one is a bit different..congrats to you..well done. BG

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 11:57:00 AM
    hey caryl, congrats on your win, David

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 4:33:00 PM
    Congrats Caryl on your great win in Pantoum with this wonderful write ..interesting luv..

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 10:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Paula Swanson's "Pantoum" contest Caryl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 10:57:00 AM
    engrossing, caryl! applause to you for the thrilling win! ..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 7:55:00 PM
    Excellent poem, really touching. lee

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 6:43:00 PM
    Hi Caryl, WOW, the mystery aspect is jarring, unexpected and leaves me wanting more. Love letter? News? Why? This not knowing really works in this. Sometimes we answer everything, and the reader is left with not a single question. Your piece will linger with me because it tantalizes! Well done. I hope this places very high! Cyndi

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 7:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Caryl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 11:05:00 PM
    Heya Caryl. I was really sucked into these lines. A lot of possible angles and philosophy going on here. My mind went all over the place, ending back at the beginning of possibilities. I hope you place really high in Paula's contest with this excellent pantoum.