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The Attic

August 4, 2010
By riley1516 PLATINUM, Lake Zurich, Illinois
riley1516 PLATINUM, Lake Zurich, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

Photo albums covered in dust lay scattered across the hardwood floor,
Only previously touched by the former owners of the house before,
Containing happy memories from happier times,
Yet holding secrets of what was to come in their future lives.

A wedding album holds seventeen pictures,
Half of them torn and misused,
Not the typical affection a happily married couple would have used.

Muddy baseballs, uniforms, and gloves line the attic wall to the right,
And there is a framed picture of the family standing together on a baseball field near the mound,
But the baseball bat that once resided in the attic is nowhere to be found.

So many clues of what was to come,
Too bad no one ever looked in the attic
Her death could have been prevented,
Her life could have been spared,
They should’ve checked the attic,
All the clues were there.

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on Aug. 28 2010 at 5:34 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1632 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Very cleverly written poem. Well done.