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Kelly Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Hope Chest which was written by poet Kelly Deschler. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Hope Chest

This once was an empty hope chest,
All my wishes it was waiting to hold,
Now it keeps the things I love best,
As my life begins to unfold.

A hope chest holds things from the past,
It locks away secrets of when we wept,
And poems written to make memories last,
In my Mom's diary of thoughts she kept.

A porcelain doll, of which I was very fond,
My Grandma made her, with care and grace,
She had long hair, curly, blonde,
And a blue dress trimmed in white lace.

My hope chest holds everything I love,
Like old photographs that are looking worn,
And the wishes that I've dreamt of,
Ever since the day I was born.

My hope chest may hold new things,
Like a Valentine my first love sent me,
Maybe, eventually an engagement ring,
And the rose that won him my heart's key.

If there is a newborn on the way,
My hope chest will hold many things,
Like maybe, a baby blanket, someday,
A reminder of what life can bring.

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 2:13:00 PM
    Kelly :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/17/2014 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Linda! I'm happy that you enjoyed my featured poem. I hope you enjoy this week, too! :)
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 10:17:00 AM
    Hi Kelly, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/12/2014 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi SKAT, thank you for letting me know that my poem was being featured this week. I was not aware of that. I will have to go and check out the home page more often! :)
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:15:00 AM
    That is a real me poem, it is beautiful Kelly and so well written, if that was a winner then you damn well deserve it. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Vera

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/26/2013 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for the support, Vera, that really means a lot to me! This poem did place in a contest a few months ago. I hope that you and Peter had a great Christmas, and I wish you all the best for the New Year!
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, let us see what goes within a hope chest. Yes, life goes into a hope chest. Hopes go into a hope chest. Dreams go into a hope chest and Love itself goes into a hope chest. So in fact, it is a life chest. This is a lovely gem you have written here Kelly, written with sensitivity and care. This piece flows gently from line to line, This piece is written by a golden pen used by someone who knows how to cherish and Love life. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/23/2013 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments, Mike. I think that you must write with the same golden pen, my friend!
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 5:20:00 PM
    A sweet and lovely write you have written here Kelly. So glad it was a winner from you... You have a wonderful Christmas, and a happy and healthy new year....peter

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/23/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Peter. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, as well!
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Kelly This is a sweet and endearing write. You captured the true meaning of what a hope chest is for. Nice job Thanks for the great comment and good luck on my Loves Burning poem.

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 7:02:00 AM
    What a beautiful write Kelly, a deserved win in the Treasure Chest, well done!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Kelly, ... CONGRATULATIONS... in ANTHONY'S "Treasure Chest" contest.. enjoying your awesome win. ***LINDA***

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:55:00 PM
    HOpe chests are very nice. MIne is largely a mess!! I think your poem is very fitting to the theme. BIG congrats on a job well done.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 3:52:00 AM
    well done Kelly lovely poem and thoughts congrats on win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 3:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your deserved win - an enjoyable read.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 11:07:00 PM
    Just can't help smiling, did not know one day it will be high in a contest. Congrats Miss Kelly from my heart.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:26:00 PM
    Nice deserved win.......... . love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:58:00 PM
    They are wonderful...congratulations.....

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, Kelly. Congratulations on your win in Anthony's contest. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:45:00 AM
    such a lovely write....enjoyed the read, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Amazing, Kelly, I don't know why,,, but I know Hope will bring you much more than you know... always looking forward in reading you again... good night for now my poetry soup friend... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Your rhythm and rhyme is impeccable which is a fine compliment to this meaningful piece you've presented succinctly and I see you've already been faved by a fellow poet.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 9/1/2013 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have already been faved by four fellow poets, actually! And, I don't mean to brag, I am not that kind of a person.
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 4:20:00 PM
    tis is going to my favourite list! and now you are also my fav poet too

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Another excellent poem! Superb job of conveying emotion, as well as describing clear visuals. Pleased to run across you. You can review my poems any time you like, and I will try to reply with some sort of eloquence. You can throw in some constructive criticism too, because I can't seem to help doing so.