The red Jacket

The red Jacket

A Poem by Relic 3

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In my attic, in a dust-leadon trunk,
I found an old red jacket.

It bore wrinkles and smelled of mothballs.

In one pocket, I found an old smile.
Though in the burdomesome years since I last wore it  
I found it no longer fit.

In the other pocket, I found joy.
But it too felt out of place.
I'd worn them both out a long time ago
through the process called life.

These days, I'm more likely to find 
stress, anger and worry,
as well as wrinkles on my face that
multiply each year.

Someday though, I'll find a nice jacket 
whose pockets are filled with hope, 
happiness and inspiration.

I hear they're in a trunk called belief. 

© 2021 Relic 3


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Creative expressive write. I enjoyed this read. I wonder what's in my pockets.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic 3

2 Months Ago

Thank you.
So sad that joy has gone walking, only to be replaced by sadness, stress, anger and worry. Attics can conceal many memories. Some more painful than others.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic 3

4 Months Ago

Well said. Thanks Chris.
Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Welcome.......
Many things are stored in our attics. That is why we should clean them out from time to time.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic 3

4 Months Ago

Agreed, John. Thanks for reading.
and I think someone might have taken that trunk to Goodwill....
It really hurts deeply when smiles and joy no longer fit us...
I do think those old jackets can be patched and the pockets filled with joy again.
Wonderful metaphor here, Dark.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic 3

4 Months Ago

Thanks for reading, J.
Age mellow us, Dark. That's what I've seen with life. And yes in many cases you must abandon the old and embrace the new to find the newfound smiles, the joy, the hope, happiness, and inspiration.

Here's hoping you find the jacket that suits you as you progress through the next parts of your life.

Poem well written. Rating: 100/100.


Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic 3

4 Months Ago

I appreciate your comment. Thank you.
Beautiful poem and, the title is intriguing.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic 3

4 Months Ago

Thank you. :)

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