A Box for a Memory

So its 5 A.M. and I’m awake…thinking of the previous day.
I’ve been up all day, and night, not knowing what to say.
Then it came to me, with these thoughts in my head,
What I would write about before I went to bed.

Just last night I was rearranging, packing up some things.
Making room for a comfortable bed, working on everything.
Everything to get ready , for a day to come.
Packing up old books and stuff, it really wasnt fun.
So I tried to make it as positive as I could
and remembered why all these things were good.
How I put items in a box, to put away a part of me…
But there is no box big enough, to hold the memory.

~Tricia Leigh 9/30/2009

I wrote this while I was going through a battle with Cancer. I have been in remission now for two years, but I had just heard from the Dr. that I was terminal when I wrote this poem.


About jgsgal

I am a wife, a mother, and a thinker. I love good debates, and will write about whatever comes to mind. I love poetry, and writing in general, but my lifetime passion is dancing. My real art, that I have learned over the years, is cooking. I am not a fit dancer, nor would I dance on stage anymore, but I love to dance to release. Writing helps me with that also. Cooking is a form of expression that helps with my creativity and I hope you enjoy my blog. Feel free to comment and strike up good conversation! Thanks for visiting!
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7 Responses to A Box for a Memory

  1. diyay says:

    Awesome! I look forward to catching up and re-reading your magical brain. Stupid question though… how do I subscribe?

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    words of grace
    that flow from your pen as you
    wonder and wander in your mind
    about the tomorrows
    this is beautiful…

    I finally found you…! no matter what i did
    I couldn’t figure out if this was you LOLs.
    some days I a a blend of blonde and senior…
    I came yesterday but my computer
    kept turning off….so I gave up…..
    I am computer challenged *sigh*
    I will enjoy following your
    Thank you for coming to read mine..
    I appreciate it…
    Take Care…
    You Matter…

    • jgsgal says:

      Thank you! It’s always wonderful to know someone can read what you write and relate in one way or the other. I appreciate your comments. Thank you for returning after your computer was fixed. Not many people do that. 🙂

      • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

        you are very welcome…
        though I suspect it was me that needed fixing for ever i
        click on my computer LOLs..
        you write I will read…I driftwhen I get in zones of writing, sewing, or gardening…
        so be patient, I always come back …
        Take Care…

  3. jgsgal says:

    Hahahaha…ok no problem!! I know how that goes too…I’m a bit of a drifter too…so I understand! I think most creative minds are 🙂

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