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Treasures of an Old Thing

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2014 Poetry 7-8 1st Place


Old coins left in a tin to rust and age while time goes by
Beauty and worth long gone from one’s eye
As nature’s wrath rains down
and water becomes acid
dissolving metal

The container watches the world go past
Until a small child walking by wonders why
Such an elegant tin is left
To be tainted by the world’s forces
Within a heap of molding cloth and wood

The inquisitive child interested in what’s the to discover
Grasps the rusting cover
and, after a few tries with the squeaky hinge
The antique cover is lifted
Revealing the mystery behind the curtain,
showing the gold heart behind the rust

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Treasures of an Old Thing