Jessica has a jewellery box

    In which she keeps her treasure.

In here you’ll find her little things

    Which bring both joy and pleasure.


The lid of Jessica’s jewellery box

    Has shells of different kinds.

Let’s lift the lid and look inside.

    What nice things shall we find?


There’s a little ring within her box

    And a pretty necklace too.

It was a present Granny bought.

    Look!  Pretty beads of blue.


This necklace has some daisy flowers

    That sit upon its chain.

And what lies at the bottom there?

    Dip in your hand again.


Two lovely little coloured stones -

    They’re magic stones I think!

And here’s a bright glass bracelet

    That’s coloured blue and pink.


We keep some treasures in our heads

    Of things we do each day.

We store them in our memory banks,

    Quite safely tucked away,


I know you keep your memories too.

    So, when you’re feeling sad

You can open up your treasure trove,

    And change your mood to glad.


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We keep memories of good things and bad things.  I think you'd keep memories of good things in your treasure trove.  I do too.  When I'm feeling sad, I do try to wash away the sad memories by taking some of the good memories from my treasure trove.  Do you?  It was obvious that teachers thought this was a good "thinking" poem followed by a discussion in their classroom because it was chosen, with many other poems, for inclusion in my book: "Josie's Poems: Reflections" (published 2010).  I hope you like it too.  Josie