Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Still Life, 1670, detail by Jean François de Le Motte


I saved them all, you know…
the first note that you wrote;
the ticket stub from our first date
that card that you gave me,
the one with the rose on it--
you probably don’t even remember...


While others look to money
and accumulated possessions
as proof of a life well spent,
I look to these simple scraps;
each one whispers another
precious memory, and I know
that I am wealthy…
indeed.


© Ginny Brannan June 2012

Sharing at d'Verse Poets Pub Open Link Night #48

Written for and shared at The Mag #121--they provide the image, we provide the story!

15 comments:

  1. very nice, the wealth of memories so many of us ignore, or take for granted.

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  2. i will take memories over money any day...they certainly last longer...and can be returned to...smiles...love it ginny...

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    1. happy OLM ginny....hope you are doing well...smiles.

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  3. I just love this Ginny. You sure got it right!

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  4. I think we have all saved letters...

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  5. Lovely ... I have letters and cards my great-grandmother sent to family around the country, from way back in the 1920s and 30s. I treasure them and the stories they tell.

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  6. This is so true - especially to sentimental oldies like me. Nicely written.

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  7. Hey! Hey! Ginny, you have my sentiments captured exactly! I adore this!!

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  8. Your poem actually brought out a few tears. I have those things which denote good and close times. Better than a Bank.

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  9. Memory is such a huge part of the now. Nicely written and explained.

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  10. how very true - so much wealth in the things that can't be seen (we think alike :)

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  11. This is such a tribute to nostalgia. It's so amazing to me (in my past work with dementia) how these are the things that seem to endure. Wonderful image.

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  12. That's really interesting. I do the same thing! I've got movie tickets and DisneyWorld stuff, and maps of Venice. My sweetheart barely notices.... :(

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  13. I feel exactly the same way.

    =)

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