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Free Write Friday #23: Keepsakes

on March 22, 2013



Kellie Elmore is nostalgic this Friday challenging writers to examine none other than…



keepsake locket

Attic nooks, garage floors, closet corners
Full of clutter

Crates and cartons, cardboard boxes, packages and parcels
Nothing but junk

Paper sacks, bags and bundles, stacks and piles
Ready for the trash

Shoe boxes, jewelry cases, and plastic containers
Overflowing with treasure

Clutter, junk, trash, and treasure
My, oh, my how the time has flown
All personal collections, priceless beyond measure

Keepsakes renew old memories
I think I will just leave them alone
And go bake some brownies

© Sharla Lee Shults

Confession: I must confess this poem is from my book Echoes. With my husband’s illness and recent release from the hospital, my mind just wasn’t up to a new write today. Even though he is home, there are still many hurdles to cross. Kellie’s theme this week actually focuses on that one special something cherished beyond measure. However, when I saw the theme key word, I knew the one I needed to share.

Am I forgiven since I confessed? Hugs!

Now I am off to see what others have written…

terry 1954

bennett @

river @

joe @

sana @

heather @

graypoet @

gene @

Now it is your turn!

18 responses to “Free Write Friday #23: Keepsakes

  1. stutleytales says:

    you’re forgiven 🙂 Hope next week is better for you. ‘Clutter, junk, trash, and treasure…’ My problem is that I can’t tell the difference. It’s all treasure in my eyes 🙂

  2. RoSy says:

    There’s nothing to forgive – family first 😉
    A nice post to share today. I have a “few” keepsakes of my own that I’ve collected over the years. I love to visit them & the memories every now & again.
    May your days & your husband’s days get better. Wishes for a smooth recover for him.

  3. graypoet says:

    Still a lovely thought so there is nothing to forgive. Always a pleasure.

  4. Oh I hope your hubs gets better soon Sharla I will place him higher up on the prayer list. Love that your description of keepsakes are so close to mine. hugs (((xx)))

  5. Forgiven and then some … thanks for sharing … and my thoughts and prayers for your husband’s recovery.

  6. lgyslaine says:

    you do not have to make you forgive Sharla. I wish a speedy recovery to your husband. good courage 🙂

  7. Wow. I can elate to keepsakes!
    Good one.

  8. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery and of course you’re forgiven. I wouldn’t have got a post out at all

  9. Mark says:

    Keepsakes or clutter? That is always the question just depends on your perspective, great post as always Sharla!

  10. No apologies needed here. But I will take a brownie 🙂

    Thanks, Sharla! xoxox

  11. Really liked the ending.

  12. Ruby says:

    Now that’s a great read! I enjoyed it a lot. 🙂

  13. neenslewy says:

    Great recycle though – fits perfectly – that’s just how the memory box/ keepsake makes us feel huh – on the verge.

  14. I agree, Sharla! But… I’ll make jam or cookies!

  15. Teepee12 says:

    Glad to hear he’s back home. Remember to breathe!!

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