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Bonnie Collins

Rookie - 14 Points (February 27 1947 / Middletown New York)

The Treasure Chest

Opening up my treasure chest
of memories, I alowed myself
to indulge with a memory only
shared between us two

Looking into the scrap book with
all your clippings underlining your
name with red, the aroma of happiness
rushed in

As I looked into the middle I found the
coursage inwhich I wore to our seinor
prom, still crushed but never touched

Finding the memories that bonded us
for the first time, the notes you wrote
and every letter while you were away

Searching for the birthday card inwhich
made me cry, I opended and read each
and every word again, like the first time

Kneeling looking out my window with the sun
shining in my hair, I looked into a mirror
and wondered, would you still see me the
same way

Sitting with a small smile on my face, silly
tears fell into view, my oh my what a sentimental
fool I am today

As I reached the bottom, I had not forgotten
the part that made me remember you the most

Held on it for a moment and then let it go, but
I am happy, happy to have a treasure full of

Submitted: Friday, January 25, 2008

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  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (10/11/2009 9:09:00 AM)

    Again, I see, you have written this from your heart ma'am,
    I love when poets put their heart and soul in to their works, This is a very nice poem.
    I was very moved too... A genuine poem that can touch many hearts.

    Shan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Robert Sheridan (9/23/2008 10:23:00 AM)


    I love your style of writing - snatches of memories in crisp images... nice, very nice!

    Best wishes,

    Robert (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Con Nie (2/27/2008 3:27:00 AM)

    So nice to have such treasured memories. Thanks for sharing this. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emancipation Planz (2/3/2008 3:27:00 PM)

    The pleasure here, is that you share the treasure that is wrapped tight to chest in personal vulnerability... Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Enright (2/2/2008 10:34:00 AM)

    Bonnie, this is a powerhouse of a poem, full of emotion, with a great deal of sadness expressed very well.This is a little treasure Bless you, Joe (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jen Ann Wingfield (1/28/2008 12:31:00 PM)

    This brought tears to my eyes and memories flowed back to when my sister had passed away. My parents had a treasure chest made just for her memories. I remember each time I would miss her I would sit and go through it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 611 Points Francis Duggan (1/26/2008 4:02:00 PM)

    This is such a beautiful poem Bonnie so full of feeling so easy to read and so heartfelt and very well written (Report) Reply

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