My mother gave me these

My mother gave me these
I can’t bear to throw away
even if I don’t use it
I could not dare to part ways
for these little trinkets
remind me that she was here
so gloriously present and
amiably near
they, in their peculiar way
deliver joyful memories
to be put on display
for me, our guests
my daughter, to attest
to my lovely mother’s care
affection that cannot be found elsewhere.

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