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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Oliver's Inheritance (for Sarah)

It's not going
to be found
in a stack of books
you leave him,
no matter how carefully
you choose them.

No,
the real legacy,
his true inheritance
will come from
memories
you'll make,

the part of you
left behind

in the cluttered
emotional attic
of another.

11 comments:

  1. Yes, yes. Truth! And beautiful, too.

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  2. I love this --- especially the last five lines.

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  3. Eloquently expressed.

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  4. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Love this one :)

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  5. This is absolutely potent!

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  6. Directly stated, truth

    Much love...

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  7. I really enjoyed this one ;)

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  8. Those attics - too cluttered in the end. Excellent metaphor

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  9. Yes, absolutely so, and a truth worth telling.

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  10. so well written, beautifully penned with feeling

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  11. Solemn and emotional, a great piece.

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