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My Treasure Chest

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My Treasure Chest

I have a box upon my shelf
Containing precious reminders, of life's wealth

My very first bible, I got when I was nine
The very first book, that was just mine!

A plastic cameo, my mother had
And wore in 1958, when she married my dad

A purple painted rock, made in pre-school
By one of my brothers, because he thought it was cool

A poem my sister wrote about petting a mouse
And memories of growing up in our drafty old house

Coins from foreign places, gifts from "adopted" children, who called me mom
While attending the college where I worked, now they've graduated and gone

A blue visitor's pass, from the ICU
I wore everyday, while God healed my mom, thank YOU...

Stained and crumpled letters, from war zones, afar
Words written there, the most treasured so far

Words, longing for home and things to change
And for another chance, to help rearrange

To convince people to throw out things that mean the least
Making room inside their chest, their heats, for peace

Now, I have a few things that really shine
And enjoy the bling, wear them from time to time

But they just hang around, here and there
If I didn't have them, I wouldn't care

Before this life of mine is through
I may add to my box another thing or two

But, these treasures I keep upon my shelf
No one would want, except myself....

Donna Jones
8-20-2013

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 6:43:00 AM

    truly a masterpiece :))..enjoyed reading yur talent

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 9:00:00 AM

    Wonderful Memories...Like these are forever..thank you for sharing yours...with your lucky fans...of which..i stand ...first ...in the long long line.

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:09:00 PM

    Donna... CONGRATULATIONS... in ANTHONY'S "Treasure Chest" contest.. enjoying your awesome win. ***LINDA***

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 7:15:00 PM

    Yes, we treasure our possessions because they remind us of certain people or places that are dear to us. But, the memories we have are much more priceless! Very nicely written, Donna. Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you for the kind comments!

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 5:02:00 PM

    oh goodie, I see your poem was on time for the contest. BIG congrats to you.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:45:00 AM

    Congratulations, Donna, on your win in Anthony's contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:20:00 AM

    great Donna congrats on Honorable mention Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:31:00 PM

    Well done Donna. love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 6:28:00 PM

    this poem is a treasure in itself...love it, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 6:35:00 PM

    This is a truly beautiful poem Donna. You gave it the feel of reality and the love of your treasures. Impessive. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 4:38:00 PM

    Donna dear Donna almost missed this one! Much luck in the contest my dear lady! Big hugs from way up north! xoxox

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 7:33:00 PM

    Donna, that was a wonderful poem written with love and compassion. Good luck on the contest. Allan

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/27/2013 6:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Allan....
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 3:00:00 PM

    I think I may still have one of those boxes in a closet somewhere? Perhaps I should take a look? Thank you for this beautiful write and reminding me of something I have forgotten about. :o) And for visiting my page from time to time.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/27/2013 6:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Dan...these little treasure boxes that are full of strange things no one would understand except yourself are the best!...I book through mine all the time....I now have three of them!...thanks for the visit
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 2:41:00 PM

    Flawless rhyme ........i hung around...to read ...one more time. Your treasures ...are small...but meaningful...not only to yourself....but to this reader...who just got a small glimpse...into the beauty of your wonderful Heart.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/27/2013 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You always make me feel good about just being me frank....thanks....
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:23:00 PM

    So many memories... I never kept a treasure chest, though sometimes I wish I had. Your couplet rhyming, and the content of this delightful poem I find reassuring. Thank you for rekindling happy reminiscences. Warmest wishes, Keith

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/23/2013 6:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So sweet of you Keith...my treasures are small ...but priceless to me...
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 5:04:00 PM

    I think this is one of my favorite poems for the treasure chest contest, it reads like a real treasure, by the way love your dog avatar, is that your dog? if it is cute cute cute xxx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/23/2013 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks rose....yes...meet dexter....110lb bull mastiff...we weigh about the same!!!!! He is one of three..I had my white one spookie on a while...tablets won't let you put pictures in the photo tab section...system error...they said no...boo hoo...so I'm sharing my life this way!!!!!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 2:07:00 PM

    Excellent fit poem for the contest, I think so. Beautifully done. Good luck. Loved always, bl

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/23/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks bl.....very kind...
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:02:00 AM

    I think the contest closed. Was sure this one would win. I am going to go see if it closed.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:25:00 PM

    Hi Donna, Nice slice of life write...I liked this one.. regards, Ken..

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/23/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you enjoyed...thanks!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:30:00 PM

    Its always the simple things in life that we treasure most, lovely poem Donna...Peter

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/23/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Peter....:-)
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 2:01:00 PM

    Those are some of the best things. How are ya, Donna? Good, I hope. Busy here....darn the harvest season!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/23/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm fine...hope you and yours are!...yes harvest time...I've been canning....not like what you're doing but..has to be done...glad to see ya!
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:18:00 AM

    Donna....love your sweet and endearing tales of what you have in your treasure box, what is junk to others is priceless to you and that shines in this wonderful write.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/23/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cecilia....wouldnt take a million dollars for these memories they bring!!!!!
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:20:00 PM

    Excellent. Lovely memories brought back. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/22/2013 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much...Ravi..
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:11:00 AM

    amazing is this gem, well Donna at least there is one treasure you have shared with us, this poem....

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/22/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Harry....very happy you stopped in
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 6:34:00 AM

    I love Spookie, and I love this write as well my friend! I truly enjoyed reading this tremendous poem this morning! You have written an exceptional piece here, I really loved all of your treasures that you have within your chest! That is very special, all of them have great meaning to you! What a harmonious verse, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/22/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Russell....thanks....yes...Spookie keeps me busy...along with Sassy and Dexter.....good thing I live on ten acres....glad you enjoyed my poem....
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 1:14:00 AM

    dang, I wish I had thought of this. Because this is how my treasure is too!! Didn't make the winners list? this is a shame. I really like this.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/21/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea....don't think the treasure chest one has been finalized yet..but just for fun and enjoyment anyway...so glad you liked it...:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) PS..you may have time to enter this one!
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 10:05:00 PM

    Reading this again. I think this should be a winner. It's really amazing.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/22/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks my friend....just enjoyed writing my feelings down here.....
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 6:45:00 PM

    This is very touching, you have chosen your treasure well!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/22/2013 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks...Richard..very nice thing to say
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 5:22:00 PM

    Donna; I really enjoyed looking into your treasure chest. Those are memories that stay with you forever. Nice picture of your doggie. Good luck in the contest...... Lucilla

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/22/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Lucilla...and spookie is wagging his tail....
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 4:26:00 PM

    Donna--tears here--better than a Hallmark card commercial--this is an exceptional, caring and thoughtful write.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 8/22/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh thank you Craig.....means alot
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