Curio Shelf

jar_of_sea_shells-600x450It occurred to her that perhaps she should treat her mind like a curio shelf,
Envisioning it much like that of a second haven for keepsakes.
Would she keep mementos of bad memories on her prized curio shelf?
~
Would she set them on this shelf for everyone to see?
Parading by them daily lined along this treasured shelf?
Each a stark reminder of where she had taken a fall?
~
No, and yet she had a penchant for keeping these inside the shelves
of her memory, storing them to be recalled like classic movie stubs,
happy photo-booth photos; these faded and should-be-gones.
A memento for every heart-eating event for which she’d fallen and cried.
~
These, the keepsakes not worth keeping, the memories better off leaving behind her.
Just as she should had not found these worthy of her physical shelf she vowed
to initiate a mind-sweeping and no longer allow these to occupy space
in the curio shelf that was her mind. 

~

© 2013 DiAnne Ebejer
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About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at dianneebejer.wordpress.com. I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" diannesthingsat.wordpress.com used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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7 Responses to Curio Shelf

  1. Love this analogy DiAnne. Lovely words. Mine-sweeping is always good, but is it possible?

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  2. Juliette says:

    Every girl should read this!

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  3. Pingback: Curio Shelf | West Coast Review

  4. Jennie Saia says:

    I like this imagery, and this way of thinking. Painful memories make good poetry, but bad living.

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