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On The Pantry Shelf

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On The Pantry Shelf

She sneaked into the pantry, tender steps came from behind 
His charismatic twinkle took her heart completely by surprise
And in a speck of time, a secret kiss to follow
As fate joined them together, forever in tomorrow

Through the years she won't forget the day he called her near
To tell her that he'd written a song that only she would hear
Timeless is the butterfly-and goes where we know not-
As fleeting chance encounters create a solid bond

His timely passing left her hollow
Now gripped with grief she struggles to swallow
And always returns to haunt her again
To go on alone, her free will had chosen

Now and then she whispers, but only to herself
That somewhere in another time 
He'll complete the songs he left behind
On the pantry shelf 



Written by Karen Anglesey
Published in Theatre of the Mind
Noble House Publishers/Individual Copyright holders/2003

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  1. Date: 6/13/2014 2:06:00 PM
    Dear Karen, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I actually just read YOUR POEM "Blemish" I read it 3 times and got 3 different perspectives each time. "On the Pantry Shelf" is my number 1 favorite POEM. I am coming back to POETRYSOUP slowly I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...Harry

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/19/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Harry, I am so pleased that you are returning to the soup and that you are doing much better. So nice to hear from you again. This poem is one of my faves also. Thank you so much :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 3:45:00 PM
    I clicked on almost all your poems. I have read them all now!!! this one remains one of your best!!!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/21/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have so many in various stages of done-ness. Thanks for checking in :)
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:03:00 AM
    Karen. There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said below. I've read your last. Now I've read your first. I hope when I read everything in between that I'll be just as pleased. Your talent is much appreciated. Rockman :-)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/18/2013 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the glowing review :)
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 4:49:00 PM
    A very touching and emotional poem, yet with a haunting feel to it. I believe that our loved ones are never far from us. Terrific work, Karen! I really enjoyed reading this one!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 9/30/2013 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kelly, thank you again for the lovely comments :)
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 1:05:00 PM
    Oh, Karen this is an AWESOME write. love it. It reads in the style of my Midnight SUN,,,,,thank you for reading ;}

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 9/7/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie, thank you for the lovely comment. I appreciate your visit :)
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Hi Karen, firstly a blated thanks for looking in on my poem, "The Cry Of Sadness." as the song goes, "Let;s start at the very begining, it's a very good place to start." Well in this case the words couldn't be more true. An excellent read. Your work flowed slowly and painted your pictures so softly into the mind. What can one say after all that has been said before. Hauntingly exquisite pictures, to be remembered. An excellent write....MIKE.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 9/6/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    michael, your comments leave me deeply humbled. Thank you so much :)
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:59:00 PM
    lol I feel like a poetic "groupie". You have some beautiful verses here (as you have in every piece I've read). You have true, innate talent :)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/19/2013 10:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, it's nice to be appreciated :)
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:07:00 PM
    This poem leaves me breathless. Kilmer

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 7/27/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the inspiring review :)
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Your an amazing writer Karen, I'm so glad I stopped in to read your poetry tonight, so much going on in my life right now, I am not reading as much as I should, but I'm glad I did read yours, well worth it, going to close with a good night, and may the angels keep watch over you and me and all his children near or far xxx

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mystic, thank you for the inspiring words. I am always glad to read your fine work. I am honored by your comments. The angels will be watching :)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Haunting write! thanks for sharing. enjoyable and stirring read. ran

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 7/3/2013 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Randy, thank you for commenting :)
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Hi Karen, i read this poem twice already. the first poem you posted on the soup.. you have two comments by me in the past... Shame on me for not welcoming you to the soup. Can you please forgive me, it is a big deal to me. I try not to miss the new poets of 2013. A very late late welcome to the soup.... and now I am fan, and have read all your poems. I'm just hoping you will post more poems, I am looking forward in reading many more of what makes you you, ..POETRY -- Linda

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/17/2013 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, thank you and what an honor to have you read all of my poems here. I will be posting more and thank you for the generous comments, again :)
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:50:00 AM
    A wonderful poem on the subect of loss Karen, that struggle to swallow part is so telling. Your words and construction of this write are truly beautiful as is the feeling you have enthused within. Take care, Richard

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/1/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, thank you for the gracious and insightful comment. :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:09:00 PM
    I know this poem intimately.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/14/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The Situation, I wish you could elaborate on how you know this poem. Thank you for apprently feeling it so deeply. Have a super week :)
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:16:00 AM
    Wot can I add in this comment that hasn't already been said? Either way, this is a very heartfelt poem. The ending is very strong -- a great way to wrap-up your poem. A belated welcome to the Soup!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/11/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chris, thank you for the kind review. Have a wonderful week!
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Me and my son Eli come by to visit. We think you are a great artist and welcome you to the soup!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/2/2013 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Timothy, I am honored that you and Eli have chosen to visit my page. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 12:46:00 PM
    I'm saddened at your loss of such of wonderful person, lovely poem, Karen.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/30/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thankyou for the sweet comment.
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 12:05:00 AM
    What an honor to be published... great accomplishment! I like how it started off playful and romantic and then came the bittersweet ending. "... and goes where we know not" << love that whimsical line. You are quite the talented poet!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/30/2013 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the your critique. I am especially fond of this one. I appreciate the deail of your comment as to how you saw this. Thanks !
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 11:57:00 AM
    I like what she whispers only to herself. Your poem is very deep, and moves like a mountain, I'm glad the song will have an end. I am very stunned on how well you write. Your emotions are well displayed. always~ Linda

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/29/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, thank you for the inspirational words :)
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 1:06:00 AM
    oh my what a touching ending on this one. I really like it. Congrats on being featured. I think I will fave this one. If I ever do another contest for faved poems, just remember I faved your very first poem here at Soup.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/28/2013 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, WOW. Thank you very much. I'm honored by the kind words. Have a great weekend :)
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 2:14:00 PM
    Congrats with your featured poem and also your publication of this beauty - it seems like you too, know the pain of loss...

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/22/2013 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Susan, loss - when the real picture is painted is undeniable. Thank you :)
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