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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Year(s) (01/20/11)

TITLE: Sorting Through Yesterdays
By Patricia Protzman
01/27/11


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While in the attic sorting through
Old trunks and souvenirs,
I came across a treasure trove
From long, forgotten years.

A pretty doll from childhood days
Preserved with loving care,
Still dressed in clothes my Granny made
Yet shines her face and hair.

The photo album dusted off
Holds family I love,
Dear Granny, Gramps, uncles and aunts
Now rest with God above.

Thereís me at ten astride my Schwinn
It took me far and near,
My hula-hoop and I were one
For a time one happy year.

Brave G.I. Joe lies in a box
My Robertís favorite toy,
Chatty Cathy her voice is clear
She brought Mary much joy.

In one corner a bundle lies
I wipe away my tears,
Booties, blankets, sweaters, and caps
Saved from earlier years.

Ribbon-tied letters in a drawer
Days of young love and bliss,
Words proved true by marital vows
Forty years of happiness.

As I sort through these novelties
What could I throw away?
Evíry jewel has a piece of my heart
Memories of yesterdays.

So in the attic they remain
My cherished treasures nest,
Another day will find me here
Reminded of the past.


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Noel Mitaxa 01/31/11
Treasured memories evoked by trinkets. Thanks for letting us into your attic.
AnneRene' Capp 01/31/11
Cherished trinkets and blessed memories. I enjoyed them right along with the MC!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/02/11
It's wonderful to go back through old memories every now and then. As long as we remember to pack the box away again and live in the present. Your poem is a beautiful reminiscence with a nice message.