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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Rich (04/26/12)

TITLE: Miser
By Benjamin Graber
04/29/12


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I am a miser
Of memories;
When a moment catches my eye
I put it in a jar,
And place the jar
Just so
On a shelf in my heart.

I hoard memory after memory,
Collecting jar after jar,
And each one I place
Just so
Lining jar after jar
In shiny little rows
That sparkle like jewels.

Im the one who looks in nooks
And turns over stones
Whenever I am out;
I wait for that moment
When my daughter smiles,
When my son laughs,
Or when you, my love,
Light up my heart,
And
Click!
A picture formed
Just so
Another memory saved
For my rows of jars.

In my leisure
I stroll through my treasures;
I arrange them
And rearrange them
Until each one is
Just so
And then I smile at every sparkle
Echoed through row after row,
Each golden piece glittering
With glimpses of you.

I am a miser
Of memories,
And when I look at the collection
I have hoarded,
Each jar lined up
Just so
I know
I am rich.


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Charla Diehl 05/03/12
Simple and yet so beautiful in its message. The last line says it all as the MC recognizes how rich he/she is.
Steve Uppendahl 05/03/12
Just So amazingly well done. Powerful words and imagery.
Michelle Boyd Waters05/03/12
I love the simple metaphor and the imagery you used in this poem. Very well done!
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/03/12
This is a beautiful idea, beautifully written.
Laura Manley05/04/12
I love the simplistic message of this poem; your last line sums it all up. Great writing!
Francy Judge 05/04/12
This is so beautiful--I absolutely loved this poem! It makes me think this is how God wants us to view the blessings He's given.
CD Swanson 05/05/12
Poetic, rich and gripping. I absolutely adored this. Thank you so much.

God Bless~
Kristine Baker05/05/12
Excellent!
Sharon Eastman05/10/12
Wealth in memories and wonderfully written