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Things I left behind
by Beth Elaine

Sunday, December 21, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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No need to take old things to a new house


The bunk bed slept on by small kids

of two generations,

scarred and wobbly

and plastered with stickers

Letters from my mom--sad ones

detailing her decline

A plant from a funeral

My majorette jacket

from proud, high-stepping days

The view ahead is astonishing,

and I can't scale the peak

if I keep glancing back wistfully

into the green valley.

Also, there's that

pillar-of-salt risk.

I'll just keep moving,

lighter now.

 

 


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/16/2011
I appreciate the philosophical perspective that you share within these verses, Elaine. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/21/2008
Now that is one breathtaking photograph! Leaving all the baggage behind to completely embrace the new, what a wonderful and spirited way to be....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 12/21/2008
An excellent poem,take care,I enjoy reading it

Edwin
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