Without Wheels

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Without Wheels


Old-fashioned suitcases, the ones without wheels...

Such treasures themselves for the memories they held.


Skippered with no regard to a life-time of service,

disposed of - as I myself have been disposed of...


Perhaps a keen eye will fall over the rubbish bin’s wall

and take you home, give you a new life, if only


as under-bed storage.  Or repainted in bright colours

to hold precious memories - like I did.  Not wanting


the finality of ‘throwing away’ mum and dad, two

well-worn suitcases proudly sit in our lounge now


re-vamped, with children’s toys sharing in a new life

through the lives of my precious grand-children,


seeing their excited faces every time they lift the lid

to sort through and grab some treasure of their own. 


The painted, bright-coloured flowers will never fade.


Frances Macaulay Forde © 2015  

Inspired by Social Bridge BLOG post ‘Another Suitcase’   and the comments received, 10th June 2015.



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Frances Macaulay Forde

Mon 20th Mar 2017 13:09

Thank you both for the like and Colin, thanks also for your thoughtful comments.

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Mon 20th Mar 2017 07:56

We upcycle and repurpose words just as we do old things, saving them all from neglect and oblivion. A great sense of that here, from the inspiration found in another writer's blog to the giving of new life to the suitcases. Col.

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