Watering Can

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It sits on the kitchen window cill

Of the seventh house we have called home


It reminds me of its owner


And of the nurturing she bestowed


It’s nothing much to look at

A watering can and tiny garden tools


In a charity shop it would be overlooked

But in my heart, it’s a chest of jewels


It really is quite useless

It’s porous with no holes in the spout


But should you try to remove it

I’m likely to rip your eyes right out


It’s never the cost of the gift

In which the value’s to be found


It’s in the memories that it evokes

Of someone no longer around

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Graham Parker

Sat 13th Apr 2019 14:12

Thank you Frances. I wrote it as part of NaPoWrMo in my first time of taking part. We had to write about something dull we cared about and why. I was quite struck by the emotion that writing it welled up in me.

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Sat 13th Apr 2019 04:39

Sweetly gentle. Thank you Graham.

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