Beautiful Gem-Exquisite Jewel
Maybe I'm not worthy of that beautiful gem that stands so eloquently
On the back row of the other mundane jewels that the owner of this
Store, so proudly displays.
For years I've admired it, I've desired it, And then I would dismiss it
And others like it
To file it away in the frivolity section of my mind.
I've always had one, though not like that one.
The one that is mine, serves its perfunctory purpose,
Though it has no shine nor sparkle,
And still carries the scars and bruises of the passing of time
And, yes, some neglect, and mistreatment that naturally
Happens with living life.
Today, I looked at mine, and I knew the time had come to remove it.
I knew that today would be the day that mine would be disposed of
Somewhere down the road, in a junk heap or garbage dump.
There was a thread of sorrow, I have to admit, as I stood there and stared at it,
For after all, I had become accustomed to it being there.
The little shred of a teardrop that I may have let escape from
The bottle of droplets that hide somewhere behind my "baby blues",
Stopped suddenly, when I began to think, that this may also be the day
For something else. This may be the day my dream would come true .
The day that I would go to that proud shop owner, and point
My finger toward the epitome of elegance that stood on the back row
And declare, "This is the one I want!"
"This one is mine!" My heart leapt with joy even in the midst of tragedy.
Oh! my husband will delight in buying it for me. I know he will, for you see.
Often I have told him of my dream.
To be the proud owner of the (what I refer to as) The Cadillac of All Refrigerators.
My very own Side by Side, with slots for two kinds of ice, and water too.
And now a few days later, I see. He didn't share the same joy with me.
I guess it was never meant to be. Not in my reality. Only in my dreams, I guess.
Not even an icemaker, do I possess. The little refrigerator keeps his Pepsi good and cold
It keep his ice cream solidly froze. The price was economy but it is brand new.
I am so very happy for my husband and his Little Roper. But still I have to wonder
What will I do? Keep on dreaming? Or should I give it up? I guess a little small fridge is
Just the right size for two.
© 2005 Leah