Me Box

November 27, 2010
By TheArchitect ELITE, Madison, Wisconsin
TheArchitect ELITE, Madison, Wisconsin
227 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
-Anything said by Mr. T
- Ill be in my bunk
- Im so clever that half the time I don't even understand what I'm saying

I filled a beloved old suitcase
it is blue and faded and cracked
with lots of buttons and stickers
and drawings
I filled it up
with so many treasures for you
a box with everything
all my poems and pictures
and my socks
that my dead great grandmother knitted me
back when she could see
it has my old teddy bear
and some hand sewn monarch wings
from my fifth Halloween birthday party
and a water warped book
about a cat
on a ship
I used to love it so much that I would read it in the bathtub
or I would pretend to
I couldn't really read
there is a little metal tin
with three photographs
and a bracelet of bells
and some toothpick dolls
I packed them all away
me, in a box
with one blank notebook
the pretty one
with the poppies on the cover
for you
every word and piece of history
that I have for you
is there
so that when I'm gone
you will have something
a bitter, sad something
maybe you could fill that notebook up
with me
just as I have
so many
for you
they're all in there
go ahead
just don't throw it away

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on Dec. 26 2010 at 9:05 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

This reminds me of one of those "I am from" poems. I like the very last line a lot.


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