Even If They Are Not Ours

is it the familiarity
of old things
not ours?

long since fashionable
trinkets and jewels
not ours

the imagined pleasure
of an old memory
not ours

that we find ourselves?
in old wooden halls
not ours?

old mirrors on a timber wall
© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine


  • This is my response to the Blogging University course Writing: Intro to Poetry (Day 8 Pleasure)
  • Daily Prompt: Deny and Fashionable
  • I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Location: Blackheath (Australia)

Free Verse, Poetry, , ,

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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