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Keepsakes

Love lingers on, in the small objects left behind
holding pleasant memories of welcome footfalls
the painful memories, almost lost, of love declined.

Those last few months of harborless shores, the squalls 
fade, as I gaze upon the guardian's left bed side,
holding pleasant memories of welcome footfalls.

The blade of horn, carved with love's protection bides.
The owl of jade, your gift, my guide makes nightmare
fade, as I gaze upon the guardian's left bed side.

I have the keys given me in trust, your love declared.
the trust which given never was withdrawn, ne'r died,
The owl of jade, your gift, my guide makes nightmare

fade, and yet, I have these small things, where love still cries.
Yes, you are goodly gone and that I truly know,
the trust which given never was withdrawn, ne'r died.

The happy times of kisses warm, of love bestowed
have not faded from my foolish heart, my mind confined.
Yes, you are goodly gone and that I truly know.
Love lingers on, in the small objects left behind.



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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:07:00 PM
    I am never disappointed while reading your poems.......this one sounds old-world, and classical....melancholy and beautiful. It hit me hard...that last line,....... as our family lost a treasured troubled soul this week.....but his love lingers on. Thank you for this poem. I needed these words today.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Interesting structure/format... beautiful poem, Debbie... Terry

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Intresting use of language here! You use some old English phrases here. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:24:00 AM
    ELEGANT EMOTION WRITTEN IN BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE OF POETRY DEBBIE ... TENDER AND SMOOTH LUV .. THANKXX SO MUCH FOR MY WIN IN TRINITY ..ONE WAY OR ANOTHER IT ALWAYS ENDS UP WITH LOVE OF SOME KIND .. HOPE U R OK WITH ALL THAT SNOW .. SEEMS CONN. GOT HIT HARD .. WE WERE LIGHTS OUT TILL NOW WITH 6 INCHES OF WHITE STUFF GREETING US THIS MORNING ON TOP OF SANDY'S DAMAGE STILL ..METHINKS A LONG COL WINTER LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 6:21:00 AM
    As always a very lovely poem, Debbie - - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 12:23:00 AM
    A well written piece to my mind Debbie, Enjoyed its ethos; I've heard from Mikkie that the storm was bad where you were how are you keeping..?