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The Music Box Plays...A Grieving Poem

Updated on April 19, 2015

Music Box


The music box plays Mozart

I know it well.

Metallic notes echoing

On books and rings,

Sketches and oils

turquoise in strings.


The piano sits silent

The stove waits cold.

The plants have all wilted

Suddenly old.


All your beautiful things

Just waiting to be claimed

Sorted and boxed

Shared and unframed.


I delay

waste hours

Reshuffle and stack

Winding your song

Minding your memory

Wishing you would come back

© 2013 brownella

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      brownella 3 years ago from New England

      Hi again Bluebird. Thank you for reading, your lovely comments are nice confidence boosters (I'm always a little leery of posting poetry). Thanks for all the positive feedback.

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      bluebird 3 years ago

      I like this very much, so much said with so few words, that is what makes a true poet I believe. Thank you.

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      brownella 4 years ago from New England

      Hi CrisSp. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it, thanks for commenting :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hearttrending...I can vividly imagine the pain yet salute to you for expressing it so well.

      Here's sending you some love from the sky. ~

      P.S. Voting up and sharing.

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      Lurana Brown 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thank you...my real name is Lurana Brown. I like your name too! :-)

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      brownella 5 years ago from New England

      Thanks MrsBrownsParlour (love the name by the way), I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading :)

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      Lurana Brown 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Lovely....poignant moments beautifully portrayed.

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      brownella 5 years ago from New England

      It is amazing how much of a person's personality we associate with the little things they leave behind. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is sad yet beautiful. Voted up.

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      brownella 5 years ago from New England

      Thanks, both of you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It seems everyone has lost someone and going through their things you find little pieces of them again.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 5 years ago

      Oh so poignant and just filled with memories. I can relate to this beautiful poem.

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      Wayne Barrett 5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sorrowfully beautiful. Thumbs up.

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