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Heritage - a poem


The glue that
holds together
with resilience of wisdom
Forever present - the heritage


The old not
appreciated always
the invaluable antiques
Forever new - the heritage



Infused in tradition
open to new
with roots in time
Forever cool - the heritage

The celebration
of what was
The beauty of what is
Forever joyful - the heritage



Prompt by and Shared with - Poets United

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  1. Musical with it's refrain! I love the image of it as a plant rooted in time growing with what's new.

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    1. Your appreciation is appreciated, Susan. Thanks for commenting.
      Heritage is the indiscernible contributor to our being what we are...

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  2. Beautiful, the joy of cherished heritage.

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    1. Thanks a lot...
      I guess, with time, I cherish heritage more...

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  3. Excellent I love the second stanza.

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    1. Thanks a lot.
      I can't decide which stanza I like more, though - I think, with time, I will be able to read these words a little practically :)

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  4. Ignore the past at our peril.

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    1. I completely agree, but it usually it takes years to finally realize this.

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  5. I think the older one gets, the more they appreciate antiques and such.

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    1. Exactly what I believe in, Laurie. Thanks for reading and commenting :)

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  6. This really reads like a heartfelt song and cheer! Lovely poem

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  7. Beautifully woven..the third stanza particularly....

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  8. Very nice, the past shaping futures by omissions and innovation, have a nice Sunday

    Much love...

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    1. Thanks Gillena. I love your take on it - 'the past shaping futures by omissions and innovation'...

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  9. Loved how you've woven it. Beautiful :)

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  10. Wonderfully done ...enjoyed it really... :-)

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    1. Thanks as always, Maniparna. I am very happy that you enjoyed it...

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