creative writing

A Two-Tanka Treasure

At the lost and found,
Unnamed, unclaimed, unworthy.
Jewels all around.
Once loved perhaps, once cherished,
But now a forgotten gem.

A patchwork teddy,
Not mine- but I see stories.
Stitched and stuffed again.
The tattier the treasure,
The more loved is the relic.

Shared with dVerse for Open Link Night #270 found here

19 thoughts on “A Two-Tanka Treasure

  1. Oh, this is so beautifully said. There is much value to things that are considered forgotten, lost or no longer needed. I love the last few lines at the end especially; you describe it well how a relic or toy that seems worn out may have been like that through the years of use and love. Great piece. This made me think back to my childhood.

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  2. Lost and Found. Now that could be fodder for poem after poem. I think I’ll tuck that thought away somewhere. I loved your poem ….and the tattered Teddy caught my heart!

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