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Rare Treasure
Julie Creighton


Sitting in the parking lot,
I watched an elderly couple
emerge from an ancient automobile.

Hair white as snow,
Clothes hanging loose from their spare bodies,
They held hands as they shuffled to the door.

He stopped.
She held him steady as he bent
To retrieve a lost coin.

He held it up for her to see,
And they smiled at each other.

Sitting in my car, I smiled, too,
enjoying their rare treasure.

© by Julie Creighton.
Used with the authorís permission.

Julie Creighton is retired and lives with her husband of 50+ years on a ranch in central Texas. Although she has always enjoyed reading, Julie's appreciation for poetry really developed late in life. She began writing poetry after a girls' trip where the theme was to bring and share favorite poems. At the end of the weekend, each wrote an original poem to share with the group. Julie enjoyed this new experience so much that she has begun sharing her experiences and thoughts through poetry. Your Daily Poem has moved her to want to share her poems.

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Lori Levy:
Beautiful portrayal of this couple.
Posted 11/26/2022 03:14 PM
Posted 11/26/2022 11:26 AM
Wilda Morris:
I could see this as my parents a few years back! Beautiful.
Posted 11/26/2022 11:04 AM
Such a beautiful moment, and you captured it! Very good image, and it leaves me with their sharing a fond memory of something in the year embedded on the coin.
Posted 11/26/2022 10:48 AM
Well done, Julie. I can picture the scene. Which, of course, is what poetry "should" achieve!!
Posted 11/26/2022 09:36 AM
Posted 11/26/2022 09:24 AM
In every observation, there's a story!! I love this!!
Posted 11/26/2022 09:20 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
I loved this sweet poem as it shows life doesn't have to be roller coasters and fireworks. Sometimes you can find treasures in just being alive.,
Posted 11/26/2022 09:05 AM
Angela Hoffman:
such a beautiful moment, captured by you.
Posted 11/26/2022 08:39 AM
Just lovely. Thank you for sharing this rare treasure!
Posted 11/26/2022 06:25 AM

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