What random object has been left beside the door?


I slowly navigate down our flights of stairs
pondering the mystery that lies at the bottom.
The mystery of objects left….
Yesterday a bag filled of clothes
Last week a frying pan, a playpen
Today, will it be a pile of books
or a set of towels?
What random object has been left beside the door?
Where did it come from?
Where is it to go?
I wonder who leaves these objects and why?
Truly, I don’t really want to know.
I want the mystery, the secret
to continue intriguing me.
These random objects left beside the door
each have a story, a lost history
a tale I am free to imagine just
how I want it to be.
The objects we have left behind
a pair of glasses, a pink sweater
significant or trivial
forgotten or missed
they are pieces to our story
pieces of life we have left behind.
I almost forgot…
What random object has been left beside the door?
Today, a stack of old dishes.
River 9/10

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brian
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 05:10:50

    interesting…so someone really leaves these objects…would be interesting to see if there was a pattern over time…nice one shot.

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    • River
      Sep 22, 2010 @ 07:34:02

      Someone really does leave things. I have never noticed a pattern. I will pay closer attention for you, Brian. 🙂

      Reply

  2. Desert rose
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 05:39:26

    i liked this, well written and interesting topic..Great one shot 🙂

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  3. RiikaInfinityy 마왕
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:20:20

    Wow sounds fun, can make good use of it :P~

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  4. Jingle
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 08:48:59

    love it.
    beautiful delivery.

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  5. dustus
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:03:42

    Fascinating. Wonder what will be there next time? lol cheers

    Reply

  6. umapoems
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 09:55:48

    Lol…interesting!What did I put either…I did put ONLY my comment here 🙂

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  7. slpmartin
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:00:52

    What an interesting thing for someone to do…or a rather clever way to clean out your garage…..ah lets see who’s near by? 🙂

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  8. Sherry Blue Sky
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:19:12

    Oh yes, those Things that are always left on the stairs, that no one ever carries up! I remember those. When I got old, I moved into a place without stairs for that very reason, hee hee! Good poem. And YOU – you are the hundredth member at Poets United! Welcome! Maybe we could all write a poem about you! 🙂

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  9. Sherry Blue Sky
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:20:01

    p.s. I love the name River!

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  10. Leo (Leonnyes)
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:35:52

    oh yes, I think even random objects left behind can tell a story I feel, and to each, their own imagination 🙂 a lovely write up River.

    My One Shot

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  11. River
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 10:37:38

    I know I’m not sure if its coming or going or what. Either way, I am having fun making stories about the stuff inspired by Tom Robbins.
    Yeah Sherry, i thought that was pretty cool. We have thank my mama for the name. 🙂 I followed suit and named my daughter Willow.

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  12. Claudia
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:12:31

    how mysterious – who should do something like this?
    love how you build the bridge to the lost objects of our life..

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  13. Timoteo
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 13:28:11

    Time to set up a hidden camera to reveal the culprit–what if it’s Santa?

    I’ve recently been added to your group at Poets United. Enjoy your work and look forward to seeing more!

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  14. hollyheir
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:12:11

    All my children have two story houses and the wives leave things on the foot of the stairs for the children/mate to carry up and put away…laundry, toys, books, etc. I thought that was the gist of your inspiration as I read but I can see it’s just mysterious leftbehinds that greet you. Cool topic and well handled. Thanks, Gay (@beachanny).. the hollyheir..just a place for my Texas stuff.

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  15. tuberider
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:12:25

    Very cool poem! It takes a poet to notice the mundane things in life.

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  16. buttercup600
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 18:00:56

    So interesting!!…Going to take note of this now!! Good write my dear friend xxx Sending you love xx

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  17. ninotaziz
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 19:06:30

    Dear River,
    I am saying Hello! Just saw you inclusion to Poets United at the lucky 100 mark!

    Love the poem above. I can see your surroundings ‘tickle’ you.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  18. River
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 19:11:20

    thank you ninotaziz and tuberider. You too Amanda xxoo

    Reply

  19. Talon
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 21:16:12

    I would have been here sooner, but had computer issues today…

    I loved this – you’re making me look at doorways in a whole new way. We do leave bits of ourselves behind, don’t we? Really neat poem!

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  20. Shashi
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 06:39:06

    What a nice idea for a poem and the way you have described the thought and the ideas behind … very well said..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Connect with me on Twitter at @VerseEveryDay to read one verse everyday on life, love and longing…

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  21. pete marshall
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 16:18:49

    well that would be me done for entertainment…i would be staying up all night watching…lol..a mysterious piece,,thanks for sharing….pete

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  22. Trisha
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 10:21:59

    you have a poet’s soul. wow! creating a poem out of nothing.

    Reply

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