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January 25, 2010
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I have an antique dresser.
Its wood is spoiled and stained.
Its handles now are rusty,
and the glass is far from new.

This chunk of wood is special.
It seems to call my name.
It whispers softly "Alice"
when i am in its range.

This dresser is a portal.
To times forever lost.
Its key is in its mirror,
a looking glass through time.

I find if i look harder,
I see through the shrouded veil.
Its mystery is diminished,
If only for a while.

This dresser is a heirloom.
A treasured family jewel.
Its secrets are our secrets,
but the mystery is its own.

I'll never know the story,
the tale behind the gem.
But I can keep on looking,
for answers i know not.

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fxxxx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm
this is nice:) i like the concept! 
kate_anne said...
Jan. 5, 2013 at 12:56 am
It's very magical and mysterious:)
Judith_Victorieuse said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm
This is absolutely lovely. If I were to nitpick, I might point out one or two lines where the metre's a little funky. Otherwise enchanting.
JustAlice? replied...
Feb. 6, 2010 at 7:39 am
it reminds me so much of alice in wonderland(which i love!) but yet is has a sense of mystery that is totally unexpected. i love it!
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