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I Have an Antique Dresser

January 25, 2010
By Laina SILVER, Port Hardy B.C., Other
Laina SILVER, Port Hardy B.C., Other
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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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This article has 4 comments.

Binte SILVER said...
on Jan. 10 2013 at 11:05 pm
Binte SILVER, -, Other
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this is nice:) i like the concept! 

on Jan. 5 2013 at 12:56 am
kate_anne PLATINUM, Cedartown, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
-Stephen King

It's very magical and mysterious:)

on Feb. 6 2010 at 7:39 am
JustAlice. SILVER, Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." Moulin Rouge

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!

on Feb. 3 2010 at 2:44 pm
Judith_Victorieuse SILVER, Boones Mill, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Outside of a Dog, a Book is Man's Best Friend.
Inside of a Dog, it's too Dark to Read.
-- Groucho Marx

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.