Rhymes, Rants & Accolades from North Central BC

April 19th Poem by Doris

“Lazarus Jewel Box” is the name of a type of clam shell. Today’s prompt

 inspired me to write about the loss of  a few items from an earlier time.

I once had a shiny grey jewellry box

It was filigreed all over with a windmill on top

My dad was from Holland  so that may have been where

The pretty thing came from and been  mine to share.

But I lost it….

 

A diamond ring that was mine as a bride

Was too large for my finger but I wore it with pride.

It disappeared at a long-ago dance

For the person who found it- a luckier chance.

But I was devastated…

 

My first-born infant was given a pair

Of beaded moccassins, too big to wear

One ended up in the washing machine

The buckskin had shrunk to the size of a bean.

And my baby never got to wear them.

 

My mom-in-law made us a quilt – bless her heart

I  used it and washed it til it fell apart

I cannot remember if I put it away

But it’s gone and I wish we still had it today

Oh well,  it kept us warm when we needed it.

 

 

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