Must We All Forget?

A Poem By Hannah W. // 2/17/2009

There is a room at the end of the hall
filled with the things we leave behind
lying like dried leaves in fall
familiar as a nursery rhyme

On the shelves are dusty globes
made of glass and full of snow
each holds a dream, now dusty and cold
which once did glitter like riches untold

Below them musty volumes sit
filled with every joy and wish
written in a childish hand
stories tell of foreign lands

Mysterious words in unknown tongues
which perhaps we knew when we were young,
are written round the ceiling-edge
with golden stars above your head

A piano plays a distant tune
which was once so easy dancing to
colored cloth hangs here and there
scented like the summer fair

Scattered coins lie on the floor
and shells gathered on some distant shore
with pieces of torn treasure-maps...
I wonder: must we all forget?

Comments

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this is a great poem! you kept it flowing realy well.
luv,
Bernadette
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"Hold Your Ground! hold your ground! Men of Gondor, of Rohan! My brothers!I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. When the age of men comes crashing down. But it is not this day. This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth! I bid you stand! Men of The West!" Aragorn

Bernadette | Tue, 02/17/2009

That was great. It reminds

That was great. It reminds me of something, I'm not quite sure what... something elusive and bittersweet...
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In this sinful world there is no such thing as "peace" unless someone strong enough is willing to protect and defend it. -Norm Bomer, God's World News

Anna | Tue, 02/17/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

That inspired nostalgic

That inspired nostalgic thoughts in me...............and a slight to clean out my closet. :)
Lovely, btw.

Sarah | Tue, 02/17/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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That inspired nostalgic

That inspired nostalgic thoughts in me...............and a slight urge to clean out my closet. :)
Lovely, btw.

Sarah | Tue, 02/17/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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This was lovely, Hannah.

This was lovely, Hannah. Awesome job.
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"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

Clare Marie | Tue, 02/17/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

This kind of reminds me of

This kind of reminds me of the beginning of The Phantom of the Opera, when everything is old and forgotten, and the Opera is no longer the grand place it was. I like it.

"A wizard is never late, nor is he early; he arrives presicely when he means to." Gandalf

The Brit | Tue, 02/17/2009

Awesome, I love

Awesome, I love it.

"Remember when 'you play like a girl' use to be an insult?"
-Mia Hamn, American Olympic soccer star.

"Being cool is not acting cool."
-Anonymous

Erin | Fri, 02/20/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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