Tag Archives: nostalgia

forever young

Saved all the kite string

Two bottle caps, a skate key

Dice with dots worn off

Rope off the old sled

Hockey puck signed by teammates

A cat’s eye marble

Kept in a tin box

Under the bed, secret spot

Treasures of his youth

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

threads

Something caught her eye

She picked up the bit of lace

Discarded it seemed

Could it have been worn

On a wedding dress or hat

For a special day

Perhaps for a doll

Some baby’s christening gown

It belonged somewhere

She felt its stories

Sensing, it still had value

Touching it with care

Held it to her heart

The lace seemed to speak to her

I still have purpose

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge #18 Charm & Touch

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https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/01/24/colleens-weekly-tanka-poetry-challenge-18-charm-touch/