Untitled (for now)

By ColorMeToxic

My daddy bought for me,

a board of dime-store rings.

They meant so much to me, 


they weren't worth a thing.

Cheap metal circles,

shiny plastic "stones".

How I felt so pretty, 

each time I put one on.


Children are careless

and I,

was no different.

When I lost that board of dime-store rings,

a piece of my heart went with it.

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© 2015 Beth Greene
Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Sometimes things can be both worthless...and priceless.
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  • Ealantair On Friday, July 12, 2013, Ealantair (131)By person wrote:

    Whether you had a nice childhood or not, those objects really hit the spot if you ever find them... Reminds me of the movie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain in a way. Very sweet poem, many thanks for sharing.

  • Brassy87 On Thursday, July 11, 2013, Brassy87 (70)By person wrote:

    Aww! My son gets me rings out of the quarter machine...takes me back to dressing up, wearing a crown and heels to big for my feet :) Thanks for the share

  • Devilish On Thursday, July 11, 2013, Devilish (3797)By person wrote:

    Aweeee. i've had so many things through out my childhood that i treasured and don't think i own a single one of them now. and really couldn't tell ya what happen to them.. hugs beautiful .. long time no see. Scholar

  • ColorMeToxic On Thursday, July 11, 2013, ColorMeToxic (288)By person wrote:

    Thanks Dev. It has been a long time since I've written anything. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Awww to be a child again... how I miss when the world was different. Scholar

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