Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TREASURES, by CLAIRE RICHCREEK THOMAS



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TREASURES, by            
First Line: His overalls hung on the hook by his hat, and I noticed his pockets
Last Line: And I thrilled as I thought of the fun and the joy such trivial things could give to a boy.
Subject(s): Treasures


His overalls hung on the hook by his hat, and I noticed his pockets were bulging out fat.
So I emptied them out in a pile on the chair, and I tenderly touched ev'ry treasure with care:

There were three rubber bands, a parking lot ticket,
Two paper clips and a fishing cricket,
A camphor ball and an empty match box,
A half dozen nails and a couple of rocks,
A yellow golf tee, two lollypop sticks,
A marble, a spool and three tooth picks,
A knife and a pencil, some dry corn silk,
A wire and a cap from a bottle of milk,
A rusty door key and a white chicken feather,
An old clock gear and a piece of leather,
A flash-light bulb and three or four strings,
A broken dog biscuit and two hair springs.

Then I gathered them up, all his "treasures" so grand -- ev'ry rock, ev'ry nail and each rubber
band,
And I put them all back, then I kissed him good-night, and he smiled in his sleep as I turned out
the light.
And I thrilled as I thought of the fun and the joy such trivial things could give to a boy.





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