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The Things I Cherish

The things I value,
The things I cherish,
Are things no one else will
When I perish

Do I write a missive
Explaining the why?
Would this help save things
After I die?

This brown dead rose,
A gift from your dad,
Brings back the best night
I ever had.

This bead of pink
Once on a baby’s wrist
Only memory left
Barely a wisp

The things I value,
The things I cherish,
Are things no one else will
When I perish


Chosen Poem of the Day by PoetrySoup on 10-11-2018

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Date: 7/23/2019 1:38:00 PM
Caren, this takes me to my mum. Got me thinking of what are the things she values and cherishes. It’s a wakeup call for me to ask her. Would love to know what they are, and hold onto them long after she is gone. Thank you for sharing.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/24/2019 7:13:00 AM
Joshua do it as soon as possible. It will mean the world to her, and you may learn things about her that you never knew. It will be a great time for both of you!
Date: 6/9/2019 9:08:00 PM
This might very well be one of my all time favorites. Ty. My friend, you continue to make my heart cry for all the right reasons. Ann
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 6/9/2019 11:23:00 PM
You are welcome. I look around my house and laugh, thinking of all the bonfires the children will have at my expense when I am gone.
Date: 5/22/2019 7:59:00 PM
Hi Caren, You have already read many of my poems. I'll be a while catching up. But I do appreciate your comments... thanks so much! I enjoyed this poem, "The Things I Cherish". We are the same, but different. And when we're gone, we take it all with us. I was thinking about a few things that mean a lot to me, and only me... like a certain spot in the woods I found when I was hunting one day. Carved out by God himself, a special treasure just for me. Nobody else. Effective repetition!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 5/22/2019 10:29:00 PM
Thank you. I was thinking one day I had better put notes on the things I really have a great memory about, so the ones who are sorting will think hard about whether to toss them.
Date: 4/26/2019 6:32:00 AM
Dear Caren. Great poem. It brings out good sentiments about our individuality, what you as a poet can cherish is indeed unique. Regards. Mpho Kgaswane.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/27/2019 2:50:00 AM
Thank you so much Mpho. I truly enjoyed writing this one.
Date: 4/12/2019 3:40:00 PM
I see why this was chosen POTD Caren. I can relate so well. The sentimental things we so cherish sometimes have little value only to us. Everything has a story and if you share that story with your kids they won't be so fast to discard the things you cherish. I am sharing my stories with my granddaughter as she is sentimental. This moving poem gets another Fave from me. I love it! : ) xxoo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/12/2019 10:44:00 PM
Thank you Connie. I was shocked it was POTD. Not one of my favorite poems at all, but I guess a lot of people could relate to it which has pleased me greatly.
Date: 4/12/2019 12:21:00 AM
Nice Poem. I admire your emotion. Best wishes.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/12/2019 12:23:00 AM
Thank you Anisha. I appreciate your lovely visit.
Date: 4/11/2019 8:16:00 PM
'Caren, This is excellent. It captures life's treasured markers, mementos, and talismans perfectly. Keep on writing! David :)'
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/11/2019 11:54:00 PM
Thank you David. I am overcome today with all of the comments on my poems. I am speechless, and so appreciative.
Date: 4/11/2019 6:10:00 PM
Caren: Shame on you for making an old man cry. I have a bit of that "junk" of my own that I cherish. I don't know if it's the writer in me or just my age? I fear it won't be around long after that "fateful day". :o) Thanks for drawing us aside for a few moment to "ponder". Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/11/2019 11:54:00 PM
Old Buck, thank you so much! I am so grateful!
Date: 4/11/2019 4:25:00 PM
I loved this. Very profound, well done!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/11/2019 11:55:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrew! So much!
Date: 3/29/2019 8:56:00 AM
HEY CAREN, I READ A FEW OF YOUR POEMS CAN'T COMMENT ON ALL YET BUT I AM CAPTURED BY WE ARE NOT MERELY POETS; I SEE ME A REFLECTION OF ME IN MY EARLY TIMES TRYING TO BE PROTECTIVE, AND I ALSO SEE AN IMAGE OF A SHY LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS DRIVEN BY A PASSION INSIDE THAT DRIVE HER
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/29/2019 10:16:00 AM
Thank you so much Nashville. I appreciate your visit today! You have uplifted my heart, my friend.
Date: 2/21/2019 6:05:00 PM
Right on Caren! To others things are just "stuff ". I get people saying..,well, why don't you throw that out". So dense people are.. Absorbed in organizational madness. I found a Christmas corsage..an articial one, that belonged to my Mother. When I touch it, she comes to life again. It's become a sin to cherish, Panagiota.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/21/2019 9:14:00 PM
I have a flannel shirt of my dad's. He has been gone almost nine years. When I miss him, I wear his shirt. It still smells exactly like my Dad, and I feel him. I say "Hi Dad" every time.
Date: 2/19/2019 12:39:00 PM
You relate your life so candidly with language that makes your pieces easy to consume - this is true throughout every piece of yours I've had the pleasure to read so far. This was a delight to read!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/19/2019 6:45:00 PM
Thank you so much Victoria. I appreciate you stop by.
Date: 2/15/2019 9:31:00 AM
Yes! I love this poem. It speaks the truth for each of us; we all treasure something others would easily dismiss.
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Date: 2/15/2019 10:16:00 AM
Thank you Valerie. I have always been amazed at how readily I will give up something later that meant something to me for a long time also.
Date: 2/13/2019 12:31:00 PM
I love this poem Caren. I can relate! Wonderful and a fave. Blessings, Susan
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/13/2019 7:04:00 PM
Thank you Susan. I look around and I laugh, wondering if anyone will love this stuff half as much as I? But of course they will not.
Date: 11/21/2018 8:36:00 PM
Got me in tears again...Beautiful work that deserved the honor. You are a POET!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 11/21/2018 8:37:00 PM
Thank you Sherry. I never really feel like a poet, but I am glad others are fooled.
Date: 11/7/2018 8:49:00 PM
Hello Caren, yes that is so true. Well said. have a nice evening my friend.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 11/8/2018 7:00:00 AM
Thank you Darlene. I appreciate the stop by and the comment.
Date: 10/24/2018 4:48:00 AM
Wow!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 11/8/2018 7:00:00 AM
Thank you for the comment, I appreciate it Ibohal.
Date: 10/17/2018 12:22:00 AM
I love this. I love how you deal with such a huge subject in such a matter of fact way. Remembering but also accepting.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/17/2018 7:40:00 AM
I deal with everything in this way; I have a husband, a dog, three children, ten grandchildren, two sons-in-law, and a cat who is haughty.
Date: 10/16/2018 11:06:00 AM
I have just come across your beautiful poem Caren, it is so touching and sadly true, as our treasured belongings will probably mean nothing to our family. Congrats on POTD, which although I should receive daily, I do not remember getting this wonderful poem, which I love. So belated congrats from me Caren xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/16/2018 11:37:00 AM
Thank you Ann. I was very surprised, and enormously humbled by it actually. Thank you for your stop-by.
Date: 10/15/2018 11:45:00 AM
Eloquently and economically expressed, Caren! Many congrats on POTD. Best wishes, Gershon
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/15/2018 3:00:00 PM
Thank you Gershon. I was so extremely honored and I still am.
Date: 10/13/2018 11:11:00 PM
Lovely Caren, and so true a sentiment Revisiting the past includes much emotion. Congrats on POTD!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/14/2018 1:06:00 AM
Thank you Sandra. I get pretty emotional about the past in truth.
Date: 10/12/2018 8:41:00 PM
Congratulations, Caren, on POTD! So true! This realization comes with age! I figured out that most things are cherished by the owner. <3 Kim
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/14/2018 7:04:00 AM
LOL...I guess with that realization comes acceptance! The love you and will remember you through the things you cherish though they embrace not the object. But what’s all this talk...we are not ready to go yet...lol. Hugs mu wonderful friend! Have a blessed Sunday!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/12/2018 9:31:00 PM
Thank you Kim. I keep seeing all of this half-*** stuff, and I think "WHY am I keeping it?" Actually, I know why, but even if I labelled it with the why, it would be in the trash can the second my feet hit a body bag.
Date: 10/12/2018 8:52:00 AM
Your tender verses are sentimental and moving, Caren. Beautiful and rich in their expression. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/12/2018 3:22:00 PM
Thank you Susan. I was stunned, but am so appreciative. This was totally and I mean TOTALLY unexpected!
Date: 10/12/2018 7:21:00 AM
Its so true, the things we hold as precious are not things at all but the memories contained within. Great job Caren and congrats on POTD.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/12/2018 7:32:00 AM
Thank you Phil. I am really surprised that this poem had this kind of response, but it is nice to be appreciated.
Date: 10/11/2018 5:56:00 PM
Back to Congrats!!! on POTD! Caren...awesome! write my friend...love & light...^WW^
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/11/2018 6:12:00 PM
Thank you, Winged Warrior. You were the first person to comment on this one.
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