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Decorations of the Heart

Like a trophy room
Adorned with treasured keepsakes
Memories on the wall of your heart
Places and faces of friends we make

As children laugh and play
Friendships begin to grow
Fifty years later
Down Memory Lane they go

Special events in your life
Moments never to forget
All there for endless review
Rock solid, a smile is set

Babies being born
Elders say their last good-byes
All part of life
Even the tears we cry

But these decorations
Are yours to keep
They’ll fill your heart
As treasures so deep

So cast your gaze upon
Works of beautiful art
Let a smile come from each gift
Decorations of the heart

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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