My treasure box of things

With mixed emotions

I cleared my treasure box of things,

A photograph of my favorite chair

Where our love story unfolded.

A copy of a photograph,

Symbolic  of my love’s tenderness.

The blue window lamp

With directions to my heart,

Your favorite quote, which celebrated

The wonder of small miracles

And a string of your wisdom pearls

Composed and custom made

Especially for me.

A candle we lit, at the alter of

Our love’s worship, when you

Went on your knees

Proclaiming your devout love,

Drank wine from my chalice,

Tasted our communion.

But most of all, it was your letters,

Dedicated to me, words carefully chosen,

Written with blood from your heart

Inscribed with the silver pen of your soul,

Words filled with  baptismal fire

Celebrating ascension of glory to glory,

Your farewell letter, which made me cry

Where your goodbyes were filled with regret,

Bonding my love with yours, one last time

To capture a seed for germination

For another age and place

Of our soul’s reunion.

In the end, I placed everything back

In my treasure box of things

Along with a recording

Of one of my favorite songs

Not ready yet, to simply forget

The lessons I learned

In order to pass my own test.

16 thoughts on “My treasure box of things

      1. I’m well and have been truly blessed in many ways and with a positive attitude and my family, I’ll overcome . Change is not always a bad thing. But thank you for your concern.:-)

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      2. Hey Lynn – I didn’t see a place where I could write a comment on your blog but I just wanted to let you know that I had read through all your memoirs this afternoon and have to say that I admire you very much – for your tenacity and being true to the “Mom” in you. You’re amazing:-)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation of my poem Millie. Yes, I value memories but I think we also live in a world constantly changing, so our memories are pearls of wisdom to prepare for the future. For now, I am in the process of doing a bit of decluttering of things that no longer add value in my life and yes, that can be sad. By the way – our former president got married again when he was 80, and over 10 years of a great life – so I wouldn’t mope about getting older. Every age has its season:-)

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      1. You’re so fight. I’m 68 and enjoying life to the full. I can do things now (since retiring) that I hadn’t time for before – mostly writing the books I’ve had in my head for umpteen years. But we all have to go out and earn a crust or two, don’t we? No, I don’t mope, it’s much more fun to joke about age. Seriously, I’m very happy with life now – and my many memories. 🙂
        Thank you for the lovley reply.

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      2. Well it’s good to hear that you now have time for things you didn’t get to do. I’ve always been a career woman but now would like to alter my choices to link to my creativity and spending more rewarding time with my two daughters. But I’m very grateful for all my blessings. Nice chatting to you my friend. Best. Chevvy.


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