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i stood looking at the old image wondering what could have gone so wrong in someone’s life that their photograph was being sold for $1.99 in a thrift shop. what had become of  her?  what happened that caused no one to care to keep her picture on their mantle with the other family photographs? is there anyone who remembers her now? even her name? or is this all that’s left of  her life?

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give love…..    accept love

make warm memories that last

don’t be forgotten

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this is my submission to ~

Mag 70   at   Magpie Tales
prompt:   image above

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NaBloPoMo

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12 responses to “°· ¶ ·° just $1.99

  1. Leo

    Maybe it wasn’t that she was forgotten. Maybe it was her memory was too painful to keep close more longer. Such a time, the objective would be to give it up sooner, than look for a price.. and the photograph too meaningful to just dump it in the trash..

  2. It makes one wonder, for sure. Nice work!

  3. I imagine we pass photos down until eventually the person receiving doesn’t know/recognize the photographed person. I always find that a painful thought but if there was a picture of my great great grandparents I wouldn’t even know it was them because I’d never seen them before. Beautiful poem =)

    • i have what i assume are family photos that don’t have names written on the back. it makes me sad not to know who they are. thank you so much for your visit and kind comment. ♥

  4. I collect found photos – would give you a link to my set at Flickr if I wasn’t too tired. Sad and beautiful.

    • thank you for such a kind comment, Richard. it’s nice to know that you at least don’t let the photographs go into the trash, even if you don’t know who the people are. i like that term “found photos.”

  5. what would cause us to sell our memories…who was she…the picture begs lots of questions which you capture…

    as for the girl…we are all not that different in our feelings, i study people and seek their stories and that is how i can be a teenage girl…smiles.

    • you must be a very good listener, Brian. definitely a man who pays attention to the little details. that was brilliant writing. thanks so much for the visit and comment. {smile}

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