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Sensations: A Poem

Updated on January 3, 2014

Sensations of Delight

With great anticipation,

Hands upon the prize;

Grasping firmly, feel the shape.

Inhale the scent,

Gentle shake;

What wonders lie within,

Waiting to be unfurled?

Carefully break the seal,

Venture to open within.

Again, the scent, ah,

The scent, the memory.

Visual delights by the score,

So much wonder lies in store.

Feel the texture,

Smooth and slick.

Select carefully,

Choose the best.

Remove it from its lair,

Though loathe to use it.

Paper waits

To record the feelings

Pulled from life.

Is there any sensation

More memorable,

More capable of

Transporting us back to youth

Than a brand-new box of crayons?

© 2014 Liz Elias


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  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Jamie!

    Glad you enjoyed the crayons. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you were inspired to go color something. ;-)

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    5 years ago from Reno NV

    This box of crayons stimulated all my senses. Well done. Jamie

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi there, Gypsy Rose Lee,

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked this poem, and I was able to strike a chord with you. Now go get out your coloring books and have at it! ;-)

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    5 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

    Made long for my coloring books and crayons.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, MsDora,

    Thanks so very much. I'm pleased you liked this little bit of verse.

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    Dora Weithers 

    5 years ago from The Caribbean

    "Again, the scent, ah, The scent, the memory." Excellent. Thanks for the memory.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ ChitrangadaSharan--Thank you so very much. I'm delighted you enjoyed this silly poem. Many thanks for the vote!

    @ FlourishAnyway--Ah, memories--aren't they grand? I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem so much. I am enjoying my new crayons! Thanks so much for sharing your holiday memories!

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    5 years ago from USA

    This takes me back to my childhood. I enjoyed this poem, DzyMsLizzy. I took new crayons with me recently to visit my nephews and nieces over the holidays and we colored like crazy. It really brought back the memories.

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    5 years ago from New Delhi, India

    How beautifully said!

    Childhood memories are the best, when even Small things gave Big happiness!

    Thanks! Voted up!

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ Nell Rose--Ah, yes. I just got a brand-new box from my youngest for Christmas--that was the trigger for this poem. I'm glad you liked this trot down memory lane. Thanks much!

    @ jhamann--I am glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks much for stopping by. (But I am DzyMsLizzy, not BlossomSB. LOL)

    @ Jodah--Nostalgia trips are always fun, and who truly wants to leave their childhood all the way in the past? I agree, surprise endings are fun, but can be tricky to pull off. This time, it worked. I'm glad you liked this poem. Thanks so much for your comment and vote!

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    John Hansen 

    5 years ago from Queensland Australia

    It is good to have certain things that jog our memories and transport us back to our childhood isn't it Lizzy. Whether it be a smell, a sound, or other prod. I loved the surprise ending of this, I do that with my micro-poems and people seem to enjoy the unexpected. Well done, loved it. Voted up.

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    5 years ago from Reno NV

    I love how the movement of the poem brought me to a deep yet deeper thought about life, then ends with the incredible crayon. Thank you BlossomSB for a great poem. Jamie

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    Nell Rose 

    5 years ago from England

    lol! and yes I totally agree with you lizzy! I have some in the drawer at home, and I only have to look at them to be reminded of when I was a kid! especially the smell of them! loved this!


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