by Wendy Strohm

My baby book and first curly lock

Granddad’s noisy mantelpiece clock

Great Granny Sarah’s engagement ring

The old chopping board – a decorative thing

engagement ring – a place to sit and look

At Wonderland Alice – an old battered book

Nan’s silver bangle and brooches bold

Nanny’s crystal vases and a circle of gold

Mum and Dad’s dresser and furniture fine

These things I’ve acquired and love as mine.

Who will they go to and will they be able to see

Just what things meant to you and to me?


©Wendy Strohm 2013

You may follow my regular poetry blog at wendystrohm.wordpress.com

4 Comments to “Heirlooms”

  1. This is a lovely reflection.

    I have things like this too, some even “insignificant” things like an old tablespoon! I trust the size of this far more than the so called modern measures!! 😊 and an old rolling pin too and an earthenware mixing bowl. All wonderful memories 😊


  2. Thank you Christine. Glad it brought about some wonderful memories for you too.

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