Bag of Trash

Written by: Caryl Muzzey

Stumbling on a bag of trash;
Set aside to toss away,
To be burned into gray ash
Or be found another day.

Set aside to toss away,
Like a cold dark memory
Or be found another day;
Recounting a great story.

Like a cold dark memory,
Relics full of history;
Recounting a great story,
Shedding doubt on mystery.

Relics full of history,
A secret to never know;
Shedding doubt on mystery,
An ancestor did bestow. 

A secret to never know;
Shattered love torn in pieces,
An ancestor did bestow;
Now silently releases.

Shattered love torn in pieces,
To be burned into gray ash;
Now silently releases,
Stumbling on a bag of trash.

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Fifth Place Winner ~ "Pantoum” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Paula Swanson
Aug. 10, 2011