This Poem was Submitted By: marilyn terwilleger On Date: 2008-03-13 15:24:05 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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My Old Sock

Leftover lilac memories, I placed in an old sock, safe from prying eyes. Some sunshine bright, some somber, some serene like calm before rain and some misty lavender, with whispers of shamrock. Yesterday I gave the old sock some tears and pain.  I added some smiles,  stirred with indigo moonbeams.   I drink deep of my own dreams, savor innocence of peace  sheltering my soul, when I peek inside this old sock. My only qualm is the consequence of sating this unexpected trove.                   Where then shall I hide  my lilac memories?

Copyright © March 2008 marilyn terwilleger

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An old poem

This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2008-03-28 08:25:31
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Hi, I remember this poem Marilyn, enjoyed it the first time and now again. It packs an emotional punch, with the reader, and is written with beautiful images, intertwined with sentiments that follow. Thanks for reposting. Love it, Deni

This Poem was Critiqued By: Claire H. Currier On Date: 2008-03-18 05:31:36
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Thank you once more for reposting this poem...........enjoyed it the first time thus an added bonus for this month. I have a little treasure box with some of my memories.......I can remember mom having a box filled with dried flowers..........among other treasures. God Bless, Claire
This Poem was Critiqued By: Lora Silvey On Date: 2008-03-14 00:20:05
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Marilyn, I remember this one and did enjoy it then, but oh how I enjoyed it today. I was trying to think of the name of this one the other day to ask you if you'd repost it...and look--viola! This is such a neat poem and so very enjoyable..I really like it, thank you for reposting it. Lora
This Poem was Critiqued By: Duane J Jackson On Date: 2008-03-13 22:35:18
Critiquer Rating During Critique: Unknown
Hi Marilyn, All these moments...bright or dark, depressing or ecstatic...tucked into the simplicity of an old sock...yet, it isn't so much about the nature of this 'keeper' that for me, is at the core of the poem...but because it is a lot more 'personal' or 'private' than a treasure chest or safe could ever be.. therefore, for me...this poem speaks of some very personal moments/memories..(or the reader's private nature)...and their home - the old sock...You have used some wonderful words that paint pictures to highlight these memories/moments and the flow is very spontaneous..... the highlight though, is the theme and it's hero - the is through this that you most effectively create that 'personal', 'private' link between you and your memories. looking forward to reading more ! well-written. duane.
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