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A Treasure In The Attic

Rating: 4.8

Treasures abound in an attic
if you're patient enough
to wade through
the spiders and dust to find them.

I found a picture of Mama there
in an old camelback trunk
crowded with unknown relatives
in musty photo albums,
dried rose bouquets,

and size six shoe boxes
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Scarlett Treat 02 February 2006

I have a photo of my mom, made it Florida, standing in water's edge, coal-black hair tossed by the wind, and the moment I read this, I was back there with that picture. She died 12 years ago today, and I'll never stop missing my friend, but your poem helped ease the pain. Linda

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Louise Marie Delsanto 17 December 2005

Beautiful. I felt like I was in that attic sharing that memory. It was bittersweet......

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John Kay 15 November 2005

The description from the photo is so palpable; I was in the water myself.

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Ken E Hall 19 April 2014

Poem filled with feelings photos a snap frozen from the past...to cast memories back hard to read without a tear. a poetic winner indeed...regards

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Susan Lacovara 28 December 2013

You brought me back to my own mother's attic...where an old typewriter was my secret love...and there, too, were the photos of strangers from another time, unknown to me...but friends of my mother....they knew her stories long before I did...for that, years after she is gone from me...I am jealous. What a tremendous write. Thank you. PEACE

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Con Nie 13 April 2007

What a heartfelt poem with treasured memories from the past held dear to your heart. Sincerely, Connie Webb

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Sid John Gardner. 02 March 2006

Tears come with this one CJ. Sid xxx

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Cantrell Dicky 04 February 2006

living carefree in a world filled with Daddy, before children and cancer I loved these few lines, nice that you knew the love your parents had for each other This poem was very touching Dicky Cantrell

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