The Collector

Small Gift Box on Pine

Image courtesy of sritangphoto /

I must admit that this poem was literally pulled out of me by an old yet new friend from my past (school) who has managed to reconnect with me in a big way, so thank you much MS COOPER!!! I also feel the need to attribute these words to another friend – YES, YOU CHRISTYB!  It is these two ladies that I in this case consider – (((drumroll)) – FRIENDS. You have both supported me from day #1, and both of you still make yourselves a very present asset in helping me to clear my overly filled (with whatever at the time) brain – via encouragement, genuine friendliness, and authentic support.

I can only hope that these two gems receive some warm light in return for what that they continuously give out. 🙂

The Collector

Her special box is hidden in her heart,

Filled with many colors,

Shapes, forms;

Collecting often, but –

Sometimes – not always the norm.

Before, they lay dormant…

Until the day came,

To awaken –

Those forsaken –

And forlorn…

With the sweet scent of friendliness,

And compassion true;

She acknowledges all forms,

Be it red, brown, or other hue.

The shapes never matter,

Because her love never ceases to refrain;

From spreading a scattered distribution

Of camaraderie over the lawn of  any species,

Holding the existence of pertinence –

To bliss and pain.

Keeping the old and bringing in

Those irregular – even blue,

The bright colors uplift,

While dark  rich hues renew.

She sets newness neatly,


In its designated spot;

Publicly, with all the others, discreetly.

She will savor joy,


For a time, many pleasantries ;

Until back to that special hidden place,

Goes the collector’s paper leaves.




5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lscotthoughts
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 04:49:38

    Beautiful poem, Charlene, and a wonderful tribute to our good friend, Christy, too…love and hugs! ♥


  2. Charlene Woodley
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 04:51:58

    Love and hugs back to you Lauren – I hope you know that you’re next, haha! 🙂


  3. Christy Birmingham
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 23:53:38

    Awe xoxoxo Charlene, I am only just seeing this now! You wonderful lady, you — YOU also offer me much joy and love. I truly consider you a friend too ❤ Many hugs and thanks for the lovely poem (humbled me!!).


  4. buildingalifeofhope
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 07:26:02

    Oh how I have missed your talent! I can feel the joy in this piece!


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