Buttons and Memories

Buttons and Memories

A Poem by Helena



Buttons and Memories



Buttons from Nana’s wicker basket

Lined up like little soldiers with her child fingers

Santa forgot to bring her a  bride-doll once….


She is a poet of sorts now,

Remembering..


But a word keeps slipping through

The lines and cracks

Invisible, like a tear hiding inside a wall

 

 

© Helen Crutchett (All rights reserved)


© 2016 Helena



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It's amazing how a collection of buttons can fascinate children. Myself when young, then my children, now my grandchildren. There is the colour ,shape and the kaleidoscope of patterns that stimulate imagination, even engender poems such as this. We don't even have to justify our nostalgic thoughts, just enjoy sorting through them.

Norman

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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A amazing poem. A old fashion feel and you create place and memory for the reader. I liked the items of our elders. The leftovers gifts we need in old age. Thank you Helen for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


You have well polished your writing using similes and images. I like this piece
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India

Posted 1 Year Ago


It's amazing how a collection of buttons can fascinate children. Myself when young, then my children, now my grandchildren. There is the colour ,shape and the kaleidoscope of patterns that stimulate imagination, even engender poems such as this. We don't even have to justify our nostalgic thoughts, just enjoy sorting through them.

Norman

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

"But a word keeps slipping through

The lines and cracks

Invisible, like a tear hiding inside a wall" - very beautiful!
now that you remind me of the fascination of a box with buttons - it is something i remember well from my childhood! - I think it is sad I didn't have one for children and don't have one for my grandchildren! Must try to organize one!
love this poem!





Posted 1 Year Ago


Helena

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review!
a lovely piece of writing, nostalgic in a sort of way

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Helena

1 Year Ago

Yes, I felt very nostalgic writing this piece......it evoked some childhood memories that were prett.. read more
Oh, what memories this brings from my attic of yesterday thoughts! We have great expectations as children and we just don't seem to forget those that are unmet, such as that bride-doll that was perhaps so, so hoped for!
We do remember - the good and the bad! We aren't always able to speak of it, and as you say, it remains invisible, yet the heartache is still there.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Helena

1 Year Ago

Absolutely Sheila, spot-on. And those memories seem to surface more as we get older. Thanks for yo.. read more
wow..
short, pithy,
catches the minds inside the walls....of nostalgia...
prompting to taste the salty old days...
kept in the bottles of memory..

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Helena

1 Year Ago

Very poetic review Jeny! Thanks so much....
Nanas everywhere are touched by your poem and I am no exception. These days that tear comes as I cuddle my granddaughter while remembering and missing my own very special grandmother who had a container of buttons just like your photo. I do realize that every good, and every sad, moment in life helps shape the person we ultimately become.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Helena

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sharon for your lovely thoughts on this.
So bad memories never truly go away, they just cause us to react in ways without us realizing it.

Very nice Helen, been too long since I read your work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Helena

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Dale for your welcome words.


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