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Keepsakes – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #18

A little later than I wanted to, but hey, c’est la vie, eh?  This is Crispina’s fun challenge that is not too restrictive.  For rules and regs, the few there are, just click here.  That should show you the “what’s what”!

I don’t know why I keep on trying my hand at poetry – must be because I find it so bloody difficult! Funny how we do that to ourselves.  I must have a masochistic streak in me.


Together they stand, by row, side by side

Some inconspicuous, others with style

They vary in size, some short, tall, some wide

What resides within may, or not, beguile


So what do they hold, you can’t help but ask?

Something most evil or wondrous and bright?

These bottles, they are, each used as a cask

For loved ones, held dear, now gone from my sight


Each one is a cask, but what lies within?

Their spirit, their souls or maybe just ash?

A bit of each, does this make your head spin?

I feel they deserve a bit of panache


Their time on this Earth is sadly no more

A symbol for each is all that I keep

They are not forgot; some stories of lore

I smile when I see them, I no longer weep


62 thoughts on “Keepsakes – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #18

    • Dear Rochelle,

      I think I would have a ridiculous number of bottles if I actually did that… And Mick actually requested this bottle! So, I’m glad I did good 😉
      Thank you, always, for your kind words, my friend.

      Shalom and Lotsa love with a touch of panache!



  1. Dale,

    How beautifully written this is. And from the heart and soul of the half that still calls this place home.

    I’m sure he’s up there waiting for you, but saying . . . “Not yet,”.

    Love and peace and hugs.

    Brava lovely, 🙂


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  2. Well, Dale,
    I think you are doing quite right with the poetry … and all the other writing besides. So there …
    I love the photo you added of Mick — so touching (such a handsome man, too, and such kind and whimsy-filled eyes) and makes all of this quite more real. All to the better.
    Hugs to ya!

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  3. I wondered how I got to those links; and now I realise why….. I opened the site and flicked a bit upward, landed bang on those links, went to read the posts and got totally and utterly lost in your memories and feelings….. NOW it‘s the time to tell you ‚well done‘ on this post although at first I DID think it strange that you‘d do poetry on this strange perception of ‚containers‘ or bottles or casks…. All becomes clear and makes sense.
    And you Kiki, should read across the miles and ages and pages; there is an order for some reason! YEP xox

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    • It’s funny how that happens and I love that you were curious enough to go reading.and exploring.
      So. Thank you for this! I know it was a weird way to go with the prompt, but, you see how I got there 😉
      So. to you: xoxo

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