Treasure Island

Esther Thornburg

(10-30-1928 / Wathena, Kansas)

Preserved or Lost


Real life scenes can make the artist's day.
Norman Rockwell left many on display.
The rest of the story revealed a stay.

Hang them on the wall to be viewed by all.
The boy was digging worms for a fishing day.
Behind him, his pet geese were eating away.

In patient calm, a wise canine
Was watching the striped cat eating his food.
He shared and forgot and the day went fine.

What view may this reveal?
Will memory give it a grand appeal?
Is it left untold for time to steal?

Will the lesson, the view relays
Be with us to stay always?
Will it be lost and gone with yesterday?

Submitted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The boy with plans for fishing was on the wall in childhood days.

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