Thursday, April 26, 2018

"Keepsakes"



Keepsakes

I'm not a hoarder, don't like clutter,
yet with any virtue,
there seems an occasional hidden vice...

or bending of the rules;

for how can I throw away photos
with cream puff cheeks and button noses,

tiny jean jackets and petite ruffled dresses,

bears with names: Grandpa, Button, and Pow,

VHS tapes of rehearsals, vacations,
hours of family fun...

artistic masterpieces rendered in crayon?

How many I Luv u, Mom's is one allowed?

by Margaret Bednar, April 26, 2018

I invite you to listen to me read this poem: 


This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - A list with a twist - Imagined by Isadora Gurye"

also linked with NaPoMoWri 2018 (30 poems in 30 days)

Back in the day a musical like this would have contributed to my pile of VHS tapes and probably over 300 photos printed out!   Thank goodness for You Tube and Digital!

This was my Emma's senior year's high school performance (last weekend) and she was Cinderella and my freshman daughter, Elise (blond) was a step-sister.


In my own little corner


Don't forget the Prince!

 Step Sisters Lament

10 comments:

Toni Spencer said...

Your poem is beautiful in its love. And is your daughter actually singing? If so she has a lovely voice!

Margaret said...

Yes, my daughters (all my children) have gifted voices. Thank you.

gillena cox said...

Luv your list poem
Thanks for the Cinderella videos

Much🌼love

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I entirely sympathise with the poem, and very much enjoyed taking a look at (and listen to) Cinderella. Thank you.

kaykuala said...

They got the choice characters. Shows the great talents flowing in their veins, Marge!

Hank

Jim said...

Thank you for the report, Margaret. Nice play, fun to work with. It had to be great watching the kids make it big time. Congratulations.
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Sanaa Rizvi said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the poem and your daughter's performance, Margaret!💞 She has such a beautiful voice!💞

Kerry O'Connor said...

There is never an 'I love you, Mom' that goes to waste!
Thank you for reading your poem for us, Margaret. That was a treat.

annell said...

Loved it and yes, she is so beautiful!!!

Sara McNulty said...

Of course there are things you cannot bring yourself to throw out. It's what makes you human. Your family is sooo talented.