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The Family Album
by Leann Marshall
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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A cardboard box upturns

And the sea of photos spilled

Empty albums stacked beside her

She’s determined they’ll be filled


But so many are her loved ones

All their faces held so dear

How to organize a lifetime

Seems so hopelessly unclear


There-- the twins when they were babies

Which was which? (A mother knows)

There’s the Bricken girls together

Once again (so long ago)


There’s Bobby—she was teasing him

He’s sticking out his tongue

And Daddy looks so handsome

He was taken much too young


As she sifts through all the memories

She smiles (a tear is shed)

And though the albums sit forgotten

It’s her heart that’s filled instead






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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/31/2009
I enjoyed this sad but excellent written and felt poem Leann!
Easy "sad" but hopeful write!
YOU write beautifully and fruitfully, WRITE MORE!

Blessings and Peace, Purple_Passions, SHEExooo
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/26/2009
Wow! Beautiful and heartwarming. So many memories tucked away in shoeboxes...I'm sure we can all relate to this one. Good job.

Reviewed by Marianna Arolin 3/15/2009
Oh so beautiful and touching...Marianna
Reviewed by Stephen Pollard 11/23/2008
Leann :

An excellent poem that everyone can relate too.

Stephen Pollard
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/21/2008
An excellent poem you have written,take care

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 11/19/2008
Your lovely poem is a reflection of my own attempts to organize my photographs. Like you, the memories take over and subterfuge any attemps to organize. In the realm of things, each photograph has its own timeframe and stands alone regardless of organization. An excellent write.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/18/2008
Leann you have written this so well, how many of us do tend to take hundreds of pictures capturing so many memories of love and life in those celluloid pieces of plastic. I have done the same as this poem many times...good intentions but the memories that flood back are just too special to be categorized perhaps for like you I never complete the task. Well done.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/18/2008
Those memories that we hold most dear will forever remain within our hearts. A most beautiful, heartwarming piece while strolling down memory lane...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Linda Law 11/18/2008
What a wonderful topic to write about Leann... and you did it so well...would love to see more poetry from you, this is so nice... lindalaw
Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/18/2008
And a snapshot of a moment... Memory, part of life. Sometimes we are not aware that we are creating memories for tomorrow, so it's good to create the nice ones, moments of sharing, love, fun and deep understanding. Your poem is like photography that contains the family album.

Reviewed by Donelle Knudsen 11/18/2008
This is a wonderful poem and one I can relate to in every way. I cherish photos and keep up various albums as best I can. Thank you for sharing. Donelle
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/18/2008
Such a beautiful write dear Leann. I sorted out all my photos a long time ago into different containers and bough all the albums to do them in, now you pt the thought back in my mind. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 11/18/2008
Old photographs are so precious. It gives you joy when viewing them.
Good one!

Sandie Angel :o)
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