Mother's China

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My mother's dishes are as delicate as she,
Tiny pink rose bouquets and silver rims.
Once I used them with her lace tablecloth,
For Thanksgiving and Christmas back then.

Then came the day of casual living,
She had given me a set of gold flatware,
So I set a pretty table of everyday white,
And gold and food were there.

It was passable pretty, no need to be babied,
If something broke it didn't matter;
They could go in the dishwasher for tomorrow,
Throw the paper cloth away, join the holiday chatter.

The rosebud dishes I fear to use
For each day makes them more antique,
So I've willed them to someone young and special,
Will she use them, what do you think?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 4/10/2018 7:14:00 PM
What a delightful write, Sunlite - my kind of poetry! I hope the person you willed the china set to appreciates and treasures it. Glad you enjoyed Clyde's Demise and thx for your gracious comments - bob
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Date: 4/10/2018 5:37:00 PM
I agree with Vijay. A beautiful poem I think several would understand Sunlite :)
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Date: 4/10/2018 6:29:00 AM
No--she will keep them for ever! Sweet memories, SW!
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Date: 4/9/2018 3:32:00 PM
A piece of warm, poetic nostalgia, Sunlite! Thanks for sharing!
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Date: 4/9/2018 1:50:00 PM
- Beautiful China, Sunlite ... not only beautiful but a dear memory from your mother - I just wanted to use it for special occasions ... and do not wash in the dishwasher ... washed by hand - Many young people do not see the value of "old things" - (Wash by hand ... they never do) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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