• joybirdpoetry 10w

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    Abandoned
    left to the cobwebs
    and scuttling field mice
    in a rusty old garden shed
    there you sat
    in a dark corner
    covered in planter pots
    and layers of dust
    a little blue table
    that had not seen
    the light of day
    for decades.
    With growing excitement
    I dragged you out
    into the sunlight
    smearing off dirt
    to reveal
    the beautiful blue
    laminate top
    and pink legs
    chipped paint peeling.
    I saw you as a thing
    of beauty
    and wondered
    who had the privilege
    of sitting down
    at that marvellous
    speckled surface
    and what stories
    could you tell?
    Did a noisy family
    sit around you
    for evening meals
    or a lonely old man
    playing Solitaire?
    Did lovers break bread
    and drink wine
    sharing intimacies
    or good friends
    partake in a pot of tea
    and indulge in cake?
    Did chattering children
    have milk and cookies
    just home from school?
    Now an old war horse
    that had seen years
    of service
    only to be replaced
    by a modern and
    bright new thing,
    relegated to
    a musty outbuilding
    unwanted and unloved.
    It will fit in just right
    I declared.
    Let's paint it G suggested,
    to which I answered
    no, let's not ...
    it's perfect
    just the way it is.

    Joy
    ©joybirdpoetry

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    Little blue table

    I saw you as a thing
    of beauty
    and wondered
    who had the privilege
    of sitting down
    at that marvellous
    speckled surface
    and what stories
    could you tell?

    Joy
    ©joybirdpoetry