Linda Winchell

Rookie - 9 Points (still working on it! / Chicago Illinois)

' A Cardboard Box' - Poem by Linda Winchell

Crawled under the house to retrieve
something's that I had fogotten.
While I took them out, I sorted and found
that most of what I'd stored, was damp and rotten.

As I sorted through the memories I once knew
stuck together were photos of me and my brother.
As I pulled them apart, their memories rushed to my heart
past memories now a big part of all the others.

Was more then mold in that cardboard box
there were those memories of things from my past.
But as I now see, they will always be, in my hearts memories
and not those tangible things that just won't last.

Comments about ' A Cardboard Box' by Linda Winchell

  • Silver Star - 3,854 Points Susan Lacovara (3/22/2014 6:27:00 PM)

    Completely taken in by your write....I have myself, detangled dampened memorabilia....moistened, at times, by tears...Thank you for returning my thoughts to what I had nearly stored for years. I invite you to venture around the attic rafters of my poems. PEACE and plenty, to you....glad I stumbled in...thinking I might just have to stay awhile. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,389 Points Adeline Foster (6/2/2012 1:30:00 PM)

    Another good poem, great thoughts. Read mine - Mother Dear, Oh Mother Dear -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,671 Points Rachel Ann Butler (11/7/2009 4:04:00 PM)

    'Stuck together were some photos of me and my brother.
    As I pulled them apart, their memories rushed to my heart'

    Rachel Ann Butler (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Aditya Mudbhary (10/7/2009 10:04:00 AM)

    Nice piece of art Liked it alottt ;) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 431 Points Ravi A (5/2/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    A very nostalgic poem and a philosophical ending. We all come across with such moments in life. Except our memories, nothing is really tangible in our life. Yet, the stock in a card-board can inspire us a lot like this. The present always leaves something for the past. The past always leaves something for the present. This is an interplay. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Myrtle Thomas (4/19/2009 2:51:00 PM)

    A very nostalgic poem of the sweetest memories maybe lost to mold and decay but locked safely in your mind.very good (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,412 Points Indira Renganathan (4/8/2009 11:23:00 PM)

    Sweet memories will always linger on....true10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ruby Heart (1/23/2009 3:49:00 PM)

    that is very true, what a great poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/23/2009 11:34:00 AM)

    Brain is the magical cardboard box full of memories..... Great write Linda.
    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,076 Points C. P. Sharma (1/23/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    A nostalgic read... it happens some live through several decades in those memorable moments... it happens with me too.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points C.R. Clark (12/18/2008 7:04:00 PM)

    A very nice read indeed. I too especially like the last two lines. Best wishes
    Richard (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kay Vitter (12/12/2008 6:05:00 PM)

    Your last observation is the heart of this poem, and it was nice to read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (10/12/2008 10:52:00 AM)

    A nice composition with memory.
    Love it,10+ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 975 Points Marilyn Lott (10/9/2008 9:56:00 PM)

    Memories are such treasures. I too think of my brother and my childhood when I look at things from the past. I lost him last year so the memories are all I have. I cherish them. Very nice poem - a '10! '

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reshma Ramesh (10/9/2008 2:32:00 AM)

    there is nothing like finding youl old stuff and your memories attached to that lovely....well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Philip Kirkland (10/6/2008 10:54:00 AM)

    It's surprising what can inspire a poem. I see you see everything from the poets eye - that good! Nice sentiments, well expressed! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barbara Terry (10/1/2008 10:12:00 PM)

    The things and people that we love will always remain in our hearts forever. I can never forget grandma Dolly, granpa Jack, Uncle Johnny, nor auntie Caroline. The heartstrings attached to their memories will never be broken. It is wonderful that you could have these memories, and still do in your heart and soul, even without the pictures, because the pictures are in your mind and in your heart and they will never disappear or fade. Thank you for sharing girlfriend.

    Love & hugs,
    Barbara (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rinzu Susan Rajan (10/1/2008 9:34:00 AM)

    omg... u took me back in time... a similar incidnet happened with me...


    :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 28, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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