A special and much loved niece made a request of me.
Something to put on her memory shelf.
She always made me feel so loved
on her childhood visits.
Always sat next to me and never remember
this child without a smile on her pretty little face.
When her family had left
I would find little notes she had left on my dresser
with the words "I love you."
a small pill box I have carried for years,
a book given to me by my mother 30 years ago
the title her name given to her by her mother my grandmother,
a small shell I found on this special memory island
along with a carved turtle someone made on the
island of Jamaica.
This island my special love and have desired to return
for many years and may have now waited too long.
So nothing of monetary value
just special memories....