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' A Cardboard Box'

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.

Submitted: Sunday, September 28, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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  • 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.

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  • Adeline Foster (6/2/2012 1:30:00 PM)

    Another good poem, great thoughts. Read mine - Mother Dear, Oh Mother Dear -

  • Rachel Ann love, love, love and life 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

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

    Nice piece of art Liked it alottt ;)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Indira Renganathan (4/8/2009 11:23:00 PM)

    Sweet memories will always linger on....true10

  • Ruby Heart (1/23/2009 3:49:00 PM)

    that is very true, what a great poem! ! !

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/23/2009 11:34:00 AM)

    Brain is the magical cardboard box full of memories..... Great write Linda.

  • 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.

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