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Blue Glass Marbles

July 29, 2013
By TamzieW. GOLD, Pitakotte, Other
TamzieW. GOLD, Pitakotte, Other
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My grandmother has a blue glass bowl
filled with blue glass marbles.
They were coins
in the markets of Childhood.
My sister and I kept shop -
the smaller ones would eat their change……

We stayed,
‘til the day we sold out
Our shares in childish games.
And the shop passed down to younger cousins.

* * * * * *
Two small girls play shop
On the square
Of carpet at Granma’s place.
The others, are gone.
Far away,
to new lands, where things cost more
than a grimy fistful of blue marbles.

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TamzieW. GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 11:56 am
TamzieW. GOLD, Pitakotte, Other
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Thank you! :) Hope it brought back memories of your own.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 31 2013 at 1:49 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Beautiful poem about how something so little means so much to a family. The thoughts and memories of these little blue glass marbles are lovely. This poem is worthy of the Editors' Choice. Congrats! 

east_of_ada said...
on Jul. 31 2013 at 11:12 am
east_of_ada, Null, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

Lovely, truly lovely. It makes my heart ache and sing at the same time.