Treasure Island

Linda Winchell

(still working on it! / Chicago Illinois)

'My Yard Sale'


I felt a sadness come rushing across me
as I put the tables and signs away.
After selling saved childhood memories I've stored
discounted price tagged, at my yard sale today.

I seen a man wheel away your first bike
And remembered when daddy took your training wheels off.
You were a bit wobbly at first you rode
but then caught on and took off.

A lady had your Christening gown
and the sweater your Grandmother knit.
I don't know why you didn't want to keep it?
I thought you might too, have treasured it?

Your Halloweens first costume
you were Spider Man that year.
Everything you owned till age ten
It had to be your heros, Spider Man gear.

This sadness is overwelming
can't seem to shake it from my mind.
Childhood memories stuffed in our attic
sold at my yard sale, for a dime.

Submitted: Monday, October 20, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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  • Marilyn Lott (8/12/2009 5:17:00 PM)

    Sweet, sad memories, Linda. Nostalgic poem
    with lots of heart. '10! '

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

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