A Box For Good Will

As a friend, I had come to help
yet one more time
and I watched as she set
the cardboard box on the floor.

by C.J. Heck Click to read full poem

Comments (14)

remembering her lover with whom she was deeply in love...preserved the suit still as a mark of remembrance.Nicely written lines with deep feelings of love.
Beautiful narrative love poem, well articulated and nicely penned with insight. A lovely piece indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.
I have my father's black fedora, a treasured reminder of how he was always such a dapper man, in the eyes of his daughter....I wear it from time to time, sometimes at the funerals of his friends...just to honor the old school way of times long gone...your poem reminded me of that....funny what stirs the senses, thought to be stilled. PEACE
Such a tenderly written poem of love and memories. Clothes do remind us sometimes of a love that was lost. We take them out the closet and put them back sometimes. Hard to part with memories. You did. An inspiring write!
C. J. ...... It's good to talk. It's good to remember. And it's good to write it down. Thank you for a moving memory. Martin
Who doesn't have a 'Suit' hanging around somewhere? ? The tender loving touch that you portrayed just broke my heart, for there is someone I miss the same way. Beautifully sad and heart-breaking. Linda
What a sad story. You tell it really well. Clear, haunting images.
This poem was very touching. I loved the way it flowed..beautiful...just so beautiful.
i think this applies to everything ive read so far... you have a beautiful way of writing that obviously can get in touch with people and provoke them to think about what you are saying... which is a very difficult skill to grasp. congratulations on the amazing work... (thanks for your comment too) Lyrael.
A very sweet poem and I felt what you wrote. A very good poem. Donna
Very powerful...It truly captures the moment and teaches the lesson.
That's very touching. I didn't put 'Good Will' together as the 'agency' when I read the title. Wonder whether you knew I wouldn't...
Hello CJ, This poem brought a lump to my throat, tears to my eyes, but also a smile to my face. Sue.
Hi C.J. Your piece, A Box for Good Will, brought a tear to my eyes. My father recently passed away. Your writing (I have read your other pieces as well) is very touching. I hope you will publish a book...soon. Lare Austin