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I Will Keep Broken Things

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I will keep
Broken
Things:
The big clay
Pot
With raised
Iguanas
Chasing
Their
Tails;
Two
Of their
Wise

Heads
Sheared
Off;

I will keep
Broken
things:
The old
Slave
Market
Basket
Brought
To my
Door

By Mississippi
A jagged
Hole
Gouged
In its sturdy
Dark
Oak
Side.

I will keep
Broken
things:
The memory
Of
Those
Long
Delicious
Night
Swims
With
You;

I will keep
Broken
things:
In my house
There
Remains
An

Honored
Shelf
On which
I will
Keep
Broken
Things.

Their beauty
Is
They
Need
Not
Ever
Be
'fixed.'

I will keep
Your
Wild
Free
Laughter
Though
It is now
Missing
Its
Reassuring
And
Graceful
Hinge.

I will keep
Broken
Things:

Thank you
So much!

I will keep
Broken
Things.

I will keep
You:

Pilgrim
Of
Sorrow.

I will keep
Myself.
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 05 November 2020
I will keep Broken Things: The big clay Pot With raised Iguanas. Great idea.. you are being grateful to all that made you happy even when it is trivial. thank you for your goodness. tony
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 July 2019
Preserving broken things as mementos of the most happy and memorable events and moments in one's life is a wonderful habit. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.
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Anil Kumar Panda 14 July 2019
This is very good poem indeed written in a sweet style. Enjoyed reading.
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To keep broken things need a great broad heart. Thank you
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Glen Kappy 14 July 2019
putting quickly aside the annoying errors in transcription of this poem, i appreciate the simplicity of it which suggests the struggle to accept the broken, the lost things in life—and the inevitability of such things in life—and the acceptance of our own broken selves. good one! -gk
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 July 2019
yeah; I will keep the broken things I will keep the broken all for the good memory reminiscent...///
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Bharati Nayak 14 July 2019
I will keep Broken things: In my house - - - - - - - Their beauty Is They Need Not Ever Be 'fixed.' I will keep Your Wild Free Laughter Thoug h It is now Missing Its Reassuring And Gra ceful Hinge. - - - - - Such a marvelous poem- - -Old things remind us old days- - -Some memories we want to cling to though some of them may be painful.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 July 2019
Beautiful poem with lofty theme is amazingly shared.Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as modern poem of the POD.
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 July 2019
The old Slave Market Basket Brought To my Door. very fine poem. tony
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Sy Wong 14 July 2019
If broken things make you happy. If you cannot forget. Keep it you might bring it to your gr.
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