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The Hope Chest

The quilts that Grandma held so dear
Still fragrant with the scent of her
I keep in that place always near
An old photo album with relatives
Most that I have never met
The ballet slippers covered in pink chiffon
That I have coward to try on
A cameo that captures a life lived so well
That came with stories told me, that now I
can tell
But the one item I will cherish the most
Is the Wedding dress she wore that day when
she was the toast
This is my Hope Chest from Grandma to me
Made of a beautiful cherry wood tree
And one day it will be passed from me to
My Granddaughter
As only it should be

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Poetry to me is a vacation, an outlet, a good cry, and laughter till your sides ache. I cannot remember a time when I did not read or write poetry, and will continue to do so until my eyes close for the last time. more…

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