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Thought Bubble Wrapped

The lock clucks once as if to chide
You best let bygones be
The door growls loud as if to warn
There's nothing here to see

Peering through the dim-lit gloom
I heave a quizzical sigh
A mocking echo parrots me:
Where memories go to die

Forty years stacked and packed
Thought-bubble-wrapped collection
Brooding bronze, mahogany desk
A dense mass of recollection

Now, where is that which I seek...
My parents’ old photo book?
Where everyone looks so hale and young
It will take some time to look

French armoire, Persian rug, Chinese chairs
A frightful Congo mask
Searching on such a global scale
Is quite the daunting task

The storage fees are adding up
I should sell it all, I should
Let it all just fly away 
On wings of copper, silk and wood

But all this meant so much to them
Mosaic memory of vanished days
Within these walls, as in my heart
The echo of them yet stays


For contest: Any Poem Meaningful to You
Sponsored by: Broken Wings


Originally posted: Feb 23, 2016 
(subsequently deleted)

Copyright © Brian Mcclain | Year Posted 2016


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Date: 5/31/2016 12:32:00 AM

a deserving win, such an excellent write:)... ~Linda~
Date: 5/13/2016 5:05:00 PM

nice reading your poem this evening
Date: 4/28/2016 2:13:00 PM

Gimme sum of dat,Ha ha Good poem
Date: 4/24/2016 10:17:00 AM

Brian, this was another amazing work by you.. You have so much of ttalent... I must say your usage of words and the way they are placed is simply amazing ! Mosaic memory~ very thoughtful Brooding bronze... Fantastic... I have missed your poems... Glad that you posted this amazing work.. Hugs Red
Date: 4/23/2016 6:56:00 AM

Excellent write! Could picture it all and feel the sadness Congrats!
Date: 4/21/2016 2:38:00 PM

Tough to let go, congratulations Brian, great write...
Date: 4/20/2016 8:47:00 PM

Awwww, I am so glad to see this one won!! it makes you want to sigh, and it's very meaningful Congrats to you.
Date: 4/20/2016 8:22:00 PM

Very deep, Brian. I have been there, and I know the pain. You have expressed this so well. Congratulations on your First Place win. 7, Sandra
Date: 4/20/2016 12:50:00 PM

Congrats on your top win Brian
Date: 4/20/2016 12:40:00 PM

Congrats on your great win with this beautiful poem. Loved always my lovely friend, bl
Date: 4/20/2016 11:54:00 AM

Brian, congrats on your top placement in the contest :)-luloo
Date: 4/20/2016 2:19:00 AM

I can relate to this to much Brian, having lost dad and clearing the house when mum went into care it is so hard to dispose of everything they held so dear. Many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/19/2016 8:41:00 PM

A very deep and sentimental write Brian.....well written... 7 ..
Date: 4/19/2016 3:53:00 PM

This one makes me kind of sad because I have two kids almost 40 and I know they probably look forward to tossing out all my stuff. I love that you still are holding back. It shows great thoughtfulness. fantastic poem.
Date: 4/19/2016 2:22:00 AM

You would be throwing away a part of them Brian...I understand. You have expressed this deep love and reverence for your parents beautifully in your entry Brian. I hope to see this take top honors! # 7 :)
Date: 4/16/2016 10:18:00 PM

Brian, we can 't hang unto stuff forever even though they hold emotional value for us. Your poem conveys this quite well. ~ Sonia