Manuscript Found in an Antique Dresser

Words etched in time,

fade even as I gaze at them,

wondering who wrote them?

when were they written?

who were they written for?

and that final question that

even History cannot answer;

were the words ever read

by anyone before me?

or am I the first reader

and maybe the last?

shall I keep this manuscript’s secrets safe?

or should i betray them?

2 thoughts on “Manuscript Found in an Antique Dresser

  1. Madhumathy

    There is more to the inquisitveness of the reader of the manuscripts than meets the eyes.Therein lies the beauty of the poem.


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