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A battered old saucepan

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First pub 2011.


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A battered old saucepan

It may seem strange to write about a battered old saucepan
but this was no ordinary one 
it sprung a leak the other day
sadly without thinking
I threw it away
and now it's gone.

It had been in my family
before I was born
and it was used every day
it broke my heart after
to throw it away.

For all the delicious soups goulash and past
it had contained
the mouth watering delectable smells
from the kitchen
the shouts from my parents

''Come on now set the table dinners made''.

All the red hot broths and porridge we'd scoff
before school on a winters day
all the laughs tears and conversations around
the dinner table before it was was washed
and put away.

It was more than a simple saucepan
because it held a lot of family memories
now my parents sadly passed away
it was one of the last things to remind me
of how things used to be
and mow I have to buy a new one
and accept it's demise
like my family
it's gone forever.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.

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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Oh, just like your sauce pan we have a black iron pot to cook in, nothing like a black iron pot, cooks well, from our passed on mother in law, well cherish the memories, love your poem, peace debra

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    Date: 2/5/2013 2:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sounds great, maybe I should get one too. Strange how we hold on to things of sentimental value. Thank you so much. Take good care. Warm best wishes. Pete.