Sunday, 16 May 2010

Keep remembering

Things we keep
Washed up pebbles from the sea
Old clothes that never fit
Underwear long past its best
A pile of magazines
Toilet rolls for planting seeds
Shoe-boxes filled with wool
Lottery tickets, out of date
A purse of two-pound coins
Tickets from a musical
Shelves piled high with books
The box that held the kettle
A broken mobile phone

Keep your temper
Hold your tongue
Keep remembering
Forever young.

4 comments:

Pat said...

So very true.

Carrie Burtt said...

Awesome poem! :-)

Sharon Longworth said...

Hi Carrie - thank you for stopping by to read my blog and thank you for your comment - much appreciated.

Madame DeFarge said...

And let's not forget the regrets we keep long after everything else.