Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: TOYS

ANTIQUE TOYS

THE FEELINGS OLD TOYS
By Patrick N. Kramer

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Oh how we are filled with great joy.
The joy felt only by an older toy.
Old and discarded we felt the other day.
Not anymore for a child with us does play.

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Our paint is not as it was when it was new.
We had become old and a bit rusty it is true.
Weโ€™re old and un-wanted is how we thought.
No longer looked upon as before we were bought!

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We knew there was much time left in us to play.
Still into an old shed were placed one day.
In an old shed to rust; with no children us to hold.
No longer wanted; in that shed left out in the cold.

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How long we were there we can not say.
For in that shed very little light ever came our way.
There we remained with the dust that did accumulate.
No longer loved to rust away we believed was our fait.

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Then it happened a stranger came to our shed door.
And soon in another place we were put on the floor.
Back out in the open and in the light of day.
We were hopeful again with a child we would play.

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We hoped and prayed as only an old toy can do.
For we knew were nothing like when we were new.
And then an answer to our prayers came one day.
A man with children whom; with us again would play.

The above photos were taken in random places I visited in the past.

To see more entries to Sonel’s Corner and challenge visit her site.

BE ENCOURAGED! ย BE BLESSED!

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15 Responses to “BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: TOYS”

  1. Great photos Francine. Thanks for sharing them

  2. That is a beautiful, sentimental poem, Francine!

  3. I like your random pictures of renewal !

  4. the black and white makes your post very stylish – timeless…

  5. Oh, this is so gorgeous Francine and loved the beautiful poem you’ve worked into it. Great post and thanks for taking part and sharing hon. Much appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜€ *big hugs*

  6. Lovely photos and words. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. A very touching poem Francine, just lovely.

  8. Lovely poem and photos to illustrate it, Francine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. The poem tugs at heart strings. The doll is precious. The doll carriage is a memory of my friends little doll buggy, The Shwinn bicycle is a memory for me as I had one. These are all great photo’s of days gone by. Lovely memories in every shot. Thanks for posting.
    Blessings … happy weekend.

  10. These are beautiful Francine. And the black & white suits the old toys perfectly.

  11. Beautiful b/w photos, Francine and poem well chosen!
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  12. Sad and beautiful at the same time. Good job with words and photos.

  13. Quite a collection of photos, Francine. I do not know where you find these bits of prose and poetry that you use in your posts but they never fail to to accompany your photos quite well, further illustrating the subject matter.

  14. Really captivating photos, Francine, from the very first one. You’ve done it again! Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Hi Shane,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I am humbled and honored that you would like to use my photos for flyers for your project.
    I’ve also have other post on the Carrie Furnace located below:
    http://wp.me/p23TG1-he

    http://wp.me/p23TG1-3vV

    http://wp.me/p23TG1-1YZ

    I hope you enjoy the above. You may use any of my photos. I hope you will use my name, if possible. If you have any trouble obtaining the above sites, go into my blog and search for Carrie Furnace. If you would like me to email you any photos, please let me know.

    THANK YOU!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
    Francine Gassette


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