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This Might Become Valuable Stuff

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This Might Become Valuable Stuff



Can't believe how much junk we collect In our normal day to day living Won't throw stuff out, may need it again Napkins from last year's Thanksgiving Hankies Mom used to keep in her sleeve Smelled good but not anymore Love letters from a sweetheart of mine Old pictures we took by the score Some preserves from the nineteen-sixties They're sure looking kind of iffy Don't open the jar for fear little animals Will jump out and bite off your bippy An argyle sweater my Daddy once had The suit I wore at four years old Walked down the aisle with the flower girl When my sister got married I'm told Junk we keep, cause someday we'll need it But someday never quite reaches us So we keep on gathering this useless junk This “might become valuable” stuff © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 6/28/2013 8:18:00 AM

    My Hubby is a serious junk collector... I have Dragon fire it up from time to time to help me out... (or would if I could...) Reality isn't near as good as my fantasy's sometimes... LOL

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 6:39:00 AM

    lol I know exactly what you mean I am terrible. I now follow my sister's advice if when spring cleaning chuck anything you haven't used for a year. It helps lol That aside I love your write Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 5:41:00 AM

    I know exactly what you mean, we have a system, if it hadn't been used within the past five years we toss it, except photos and such memorabilia. Of course what you described are a lot of these memorabilia, so certainly understand keeping them. But of course you can evaluate them further and see if they are really worth keeping, only you can judge that because the memories are within you from these items! This is a grand write my friend! I truly loved reading this awesome poem, Great Work!!