The Journal
 
A Story Poem


Two people residing in a place they called home
While both quite indifferent to each other's plight
One was the mother, still she never felt like one
The other, the daughter, felt unloved and alone

The mother did love her daughter with all her heart
Though left to nannies and maids was the nurturing
Busying herself with being the lady of the house
It was thought she sought comfort in material things

The daughter watched her mother covet much art
And time spent with designers to change decors
But, when she showed her pictures she had drawn
Her mother ignored her, she couldn't take it anymore

Their stagnant lives went on like this for many years
But lately, the daughter saw her mother gazing at her
Almost as if there was something she wanted to say
Both being a bit stubborn, nothing was said by neither

One day there was the strangest hush in the house
The mother was found dead, she had died in the night
The daughter, filled with emotions she never dreamed
Sat by her mother's bedside and held her hand so tight

She'd had a lovely funeral, it was time to read the will
All was left to her daughter, she could've cared less
Reminiscent of things more worthy of her mother's love
She would redecorate soon, she felt it would be best

Alas, the executor had one more thing to give to her
Tattered and torn was a journal, she began to weep
Filled with regrets about her inability to show love
Finally it all made sense, this was a treasure to keep!


Just For The Love Of It Phrase Challenge
Given Phrase: 'a treasure to keep'

By Adele Kaye

© 2015 Adele Kaye (All rights reserved)

 

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This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Just For The Love Of It PHRASE Challenge-read page for rules, info, and REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Just For The Love Of It PHRASE Challenge-read page for rules, info, and REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - Just For The Love Of It PHRASE Challenge-read page for rules, info, and REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


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