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SOUVENIR BOX
 
SOUVENIR BOX


Among her Father's treasures was a small
silver box, labeled my souvenirs. His
grieving daughter cradle this special
treasure against her heart. Waiting for the
beating of her heart to slow. So very unexpected
to find this among her Father's memories.
The box was well worn, opened many times
over the years by loving hands.

She could picture him opening this box
gently touching each item inside reliving
each moment together. Seeing her
face as a young girl looking back at
her from the lid of the box told her what
was inside even before she opened it.
She sat looking into the eyes of her younger
self wondering was I ever that young?
Fear was in her mind, am I ready to
look within? What will I find?

It had been many years since she
had moved away from him to start a
family in another town. Arriving too
late to say good bye to her beloved
Father. His smiling healthy face a
memory forever engraved on her soul.

A breeze ruffles her hair as if an unseen
hand had run his fingers through her hair.
A whispered voice echos in her ear.
Open the box my Child, see what is among
my souvenirs. Our united memories.

She answers yes Papa and with trembling
hands she reaches for the lid. she hesitates
looking behind her to see if he was there.
He is, in her minds eye she sees him sitting
in his rocker. His eyes are on her waiting
with a Father's patience for her to open the
box when she was able.

She opens the box slowly, seeing with in
a well worn sheet of paper. She knew
this paper well. It was the first poem she had
ever written when she was so very young
Called a Daughter's love. There were many other
pages. Some handwritten some printed from
Starlite. But they were all poems written by her
over the years. Her words were among his
souvenirs. His treasures.

On the bottom of the box was one last
paper. This one was in his handwriting
The words were blurred by tears as she read
The last lines told her he was always near
Daughter keep writing for I am in every word you
write. My pride in you is always and my love
for you is endless. Then she sees the letter
is titled a Father's Love.

By blueswolf

© 2013 blueswolf (All rights reserved)

 

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