Keeper of Yesterday’s Dreams

Books and Bears - Apr 2015 KPI am the Keeper of yesterday’s dreams

Living in a home-based museum

Dedicated to a family that used to be.

I am the Curator of childhood artifacts

Of bikes and balls and hockey sticks

With rooms lined with bears and books.

Kids' Toys - April 2015 KPI am a Prisoner in the shell of a home

Weighed down by belongings

And the memories they hold.

I am the Mother shedding her skin

Trying to let go of a stage that has passed

In search of a new dream and a lightness of being.

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About kp

I am a woman and a mother, a sister and a wife. I have called myself a socialist and a feminist, an environmentalist and an activist, a pagan and an atheist. But, at this stage in my life, none of these labels feel right. I am searching; trying to find an inner calm; trying to make peace with life's disappointments; trying to answer the big questions in my own small life.
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6 Responses to Keeper of Yesterday’s Dreams

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    This sounds very familiar! ;-)

  2. Whoa! Every mother should read this!!!

  3. You know Kim I think we all go through this shedding of skins.. especially when our children grow and leave home.. Its hard.. but it gets easier.. My son stored lots of his school books and other toys up in the loft when he moved out.. We more or less forgot about them.. Then Hubby had a cleaning streak which included sorting out the loft.. ;-) My Son is 40 this year.. He had a great time going through his old toys.. and showing his daughter our granddaughter the old toys he played with as a child.. He took them all with him, and now they are in his loft.. some things should never get thrown away LOL.. :-) especially the memories we keep ..

    Lovely poem Kim.. and like Kimberly says all Mums should read :-D.. Hugs your way..

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