Climbing Family Trees: Strangers In The Box by Pamela A. Harazim

Climbing Family Trees

More great stories, poems, and helpful hints about genealogy and searching for your family's roots from the twin authors of "Climbing Family Trees: Whispers In The Leaves"

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Strangers In The Box by Pamela A. Harazim

“STRANGERS IN THE BOX” Pamela A. Harazim
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box.
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories.
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be the strangers in the box.

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