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 PIECE BY PIECE The_Pip        (More) 10/20/2014
 Blow Wind Blow KKD  ღ The Gold Pen Ghost ღ        (More) 10/19/2014
  The Hourglass autumn_jewel        (More) 10/18/2014
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 Madness at Midnight riki_ryme        (More) 10/18/2014
 Alteration  panther811        (More) 10/17/2014
 KEEPING SECRETS FROM ONESELF OnePurpleCrayon        (More) 10/17/2014
 But oh--The City's Powers bernadette        (More) 10/17/2014
 Life changes lil_brat        (More) 10/15/2014
 the fall to earth earthstone        (More) 10/14/2014
 Life and what you make it Maggiemay        (More) 10/13/2014
 DESTINED COIN Lou1216        (More) 10/13/2014
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 WHY HOROSCOPES Lou1216        (More) 10/11/2014
 TICK TOCKS Lou1216        (More) 10/11/2014
 At Midnight AbbasEwe        (More) 10/11/2014
 The Road Kill riki_ryme        (More) 10/9/2014
 RUN TO BE BEST poetalthomas        (More) 10/3/2014
 Friendship panther811        (More) 10/2/2014
 It's Time pamschwetz        (More) 10/2/2014
 I'm coming home... XRifles        (More) 10/2/2014
 Somehow Manage pamschwetz        (More) 10/1/2014
 ~aunt ella's mason jars~ AbbasEwe        (More) 10/1/2014
 The Art of Nestbuilding riki_ryme        (More) 9/30/2014
 Poet In Time George_Martin        (More) 9/30/2014
 Hey Bug Hey Sue_Pinkston        (More) 9/29/2014
 Hanging On the Tip Of My Pen Sue_Pinkston        (More) 9/29/2014
 Realizing Dreams Sue_Pinkston        (More) 9/29/2014
 Emotional Content Sue_Pinkston        (More) 9/29/2014
 Unjust Thinking Sue_Pinkston        (More) 9/29/2014
 


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PIECE BY PIECE

PIECE BY PIECE
Beloved flatware of solid sterling silver
Had been purchased piece by precious piece.
After her long years of ownership,
She hoped to will them to grandchild or niece.

A fitted case was, at last, bought for it all
With each piece then owned put in its place.
Building up to a service for twelve
Would be accomplished at a snails pace.

The costs came from hard-earned savings.
Each new piece brought pride and delight.
From the day upon which each piece arrived,
The flatware was maintained a shining bright.

At last, when two guests arrived,
Laid with pride was a four place setting.
In time, service for twelve was hoped
From few extra cents she would be getting.

Added serving pieces each held slots
That would, in time, one by one, be filled.
Her intent had always been
That a full box of silver she would build.

Now, with days of entertaining gone
Her silver pieces seldom saw daylight.
Yet, she hoped their offspring would care
And, when she left, would keep each piece bright.

By the time her will was to be read,
Plastic and stainless pieces were preferred.
Rather than see her silver be misused,
Her widower claimed it. No argument was heard.


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