Sunday, November 6, 2016

Left Behind


i find pieces of me
strewn among old buttons
plastic whites
yellowing with age

a red box
with white buttons
grey hair, my thread

these are the colors
you left behind
and a thimble
bent silver
to hold them all
until i sew them into place again


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016

Posted for Poets United Pantry

18 comments:

  1. "Grey hair, my thread"....I resonate with the "thimble, bnt silver, to hold them all until I sew them into place again." There are those times, and it is good knowing the pieces will fit back together, if a bit stretched.

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  2. Live the sense of nostalgia here.
    Happy Sunday

    Much love...

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  3. We all have pieces of ourselves hiding waiting to be found again.

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  4. Wow! What dream did this come from?

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  5. I think everywhere we look we can find pieces of ourselves that have been left behind. A bit eerie, but that is what life leaves us.

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  6. Very cool - I dig this piece, how it pulls all of the elements together.

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  7. This is so lovely - eloquently rendered. I found a serene acceptance in your words that I thought was wonderful and wise.

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  8. "until i sew them into place again" life is good when we can do that in spite of silver etc.

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  9. We hold onto memories in such insignificant things but then weep when we see them again, hurting because we want to hurt at what we have lost. This is so beautiful.

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  10. I especially love that second stanza with "gray hair my thread."

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  11. All of those nice things I've said about you in the past? Multiply times ten and you have my comment for this beauty!

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  12. The image of those brittle buttons and the hair of gray works so well in this poem...

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  13. Little pieces of us just waiting to be nicely kept for remembrance. Requires efforts to take into account!

    Hank

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  14. Absolutely wonderful poetic thoughts. Most creative poetry. Enjoyed this.

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  15. Love this - I guess we all have unborn stories inside of us which are waiting to come out.. they groom us both good and bad ❤️ Beautifully penned. Happy Halloween Audrey ❤️

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