BOX OF MEMORIES

BOX OF MEMORIES

A Poem by angeleapaugh


BOX OF MEMORIES

            IF I WALKED INTO YOUR EMPTY HOUSE
            IF I CLIMBED THE CREAKY STAIR
            WOULD I FIND AS I LOOKED AROUND
            ANY SIGN THAT YOU'D BEEN THERE
            IF I CRAWLED UP INTO THE ATTIC
            COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT I MIGHT FIND
            WOULD THERE BE FOR ME ANY CLUE
            OF THE LIFE THAT YOU LEFT BEHIND
            WOULD DUST SCATTER IN THE SUNLIGHT
            FROM THE WINDOW OF A ROOM
            IF I FOUND A BOX REMAINING
            SOMEWHERE HIDDEN IN THE GLOOM
            IF I LIFTED UP THE LID
            WOULD MY EYES THEN OPEN WIDE
            WILL I MARVEL AT THE MEMORIES
            THAT I MIGHT FIND TUCKED INSIDE
            WILL I FEEL I'VE GOT TO KNOW YOU
            AS I SIFT THRU ALL YOUR THINGS
            AND WILL I FEEL THE SAME EMOTIONS
            THAT ALL YOUR MEMORABILIA BRINGS
            SOMETIMES I OFTEN WONDER
            DID I LEAVE PARTS OF MY LIFE AROUND
            WOULD SOMEONE REALLY KNOW ME
                  IF MY BOX OF MEMORIES WAS FOUND

                ANGELEA PAUGH
                       1.19.17



© 2017 angeleapaugh



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Extraordinarily beautiful and touching writing and story-telling. The pace is wonderful and unfolds gracefully and excitingly, whilst keeping a sort of melancholy tone to it throughout, until near the ending wherein the opening of the box comes into play; juxtaposition: wonderful.

This is very well written and very inspirational in the aspects of story-telling. You've evoked a multiplicity of emotions from beginning to end; and also evoked sense of touch, sound, movement, and mental visualization.

Great job, Ms. Paugh, great job,

Much love,

LR

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Beautifully expressed. Our memories tell the story of our lives. There are those we wish never to forget, and so we don't. Interestingly the hurtful ones we manage to not remember or at least not as quickly.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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A writer and poet leftover can become other folks dreams. Hemingway and Dante. Prime example.
" DID I LEAVE PARTS OF MY LIFE AROUND
WOULD SOMEONE REALLY KNOW ME
IF MY BOX OF MEMORIES WAS FOUND"
Old letters and old photos. Can be leftover memories left for the children. I have my elders letters and photos. Thank you Angelea for sharing the amazing poetry. Made me think this morning.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


what a great idea, for us all to keep our memories stored inside a box......

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Like this poem.
It would be nice if someone took the time to look at notes, photo's, memorabilia. Just to build a picture of someones life. Sadly these days, it's more likely thrown into a skip.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Wow..I just loved this write as well as The title- box of memories..very nicely worded. What will we be without memories?
Beautifully written :-)


Posted 1 Year Ago


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well done says i! love the work with your metaphors .. especially the empty house .. felt every step and smelled the dust .. and as i read on i related this to poets leaving bits and pieces of heart and soul in the poems and writings shared ... i like this a lot ..so nice to have met and get to know you angel!
E.

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FIN
Extraordinarily beautiful and touching writing and story-telling. The pace is wonderful and unfolds gracefully and excitingly, whilst keeping a sort of melancholy tone to it throughout, until near the ending wherein the opening of the box comes into play; juxtaposition: wonderful.

This is very well written and very inspirational in the aspects of story-telling. You've evoked a multiplicity of emotions from beginning to end; and also evoked sense of touch, sound, movement, and mental visualization.

Great job, Ms. Paugh, great job,

Much love,

LR

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful write. Memories are precious things. Kathie

Posted 1 Year Ago


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I wish I found a box of my Nonna's things. This is beautifully written and it takes a reader to the exact setting. It brings writing to life.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Very thoughtful. Even I feel the same sometimes will someone miss me....Very well written every word is so true.

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angeleapaugh

1 Year Ago

Thank You!
Najam Us Saher

1 Year Ago

You're welcome.

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