Well, the week is coming to a close and, like an announcement of the weekend, Kellie has given another Free Write Friday prompt: Keepsakes. So, here goes.. Be sure to check out Kellie’s page and be sure to commend her for her latest book coming out: Jagged Little Pieces.
Feeling the need to remember
I open the jewelry box again
To linger over the keepsakes
Of days that have already been.
On top is the purple ribbon
Yes, Sis’s pancreatic cancer
Followed closely, a brown ribbon
Sis-in-law lost to colon cancer.
A smile and maybe the hint of a tear
My mother’s ring of each child’s stone
There in the ring are 5 colored gems
Four shining brightly around one gone.
There is my fathers cuff links
Humble and worn with few times
A part of my collection of keepsakes
Reminders as a distant bell chimes.