Strange Collections

Stamps, do you collect them too?
I know most who do.

I had an uncle once,
His abundant wealth
Allowed him to delve
In a fiery passion
With which he
Collected antique
Coins.

Everyone collects,
Something or the other
That lives as a remanent
All their life.

My collection left some
Bewildered beyond words,
Or they’d simply laugh
Telling me to put them
Back on when
I’m old.

(Put what back on?)

In a little blue box,
Rest my milk teeth
Unaware of transitions;
Ebbed in childhood
Memories.

My mind travels back,
Unveiling years of change
And there I am on a chair
Six & a half years old
Sipping carrot juice,
When it moves
For the very
First time.

Gripping my heart with fear,
A few months later
It bids me adieu
Yet I don’t
Let it go.

All these years I’ve kept it,
And many others of its kind
In a little blue box
Labelled ‘Teeth’
Hiding my memories,
Childhood fears
And dreams.

No, I don’t have a grudge
Against the tooth fairy,
I’m just possessive
When it comes
To me.

-Nameera.

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10 Comments

  1. Nicculent says:

    I love this.I collect art supplies lol(more like I keep buying art supplies and piling them up so it has come to a point where calling it a collection is an understatement)

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you!!
      God, I know right!? I collect art supplies too. 😌 Like, that’s the only stuff I spend money on when it’s my b’day or any day for that matter lol. 😁

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  2. Thought for Change says:

    Teeth 😬 nice

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      Yep. πŸ˜‹

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Kranti says:

    You are collecting memories! worth treasuring!! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      Indeed. 😊🌸

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  4. Just_Me :) says:

    Nice! πŸ™‚ I collect stamps, pens, watches, sunglasses, fridge magnets and buttons.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      That’s nice to hear! I’m sure you must have added a lot to your collection over the years.
      I collect buttons as well😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Yasmin says:

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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