I am feeling a tad depressed and my mind goes back to the time when I was shiny and bright. The gleam along the edges was enough to attract attention and I think that is how you found me. Soon I acquired possessions of different kinds. I developed a fascination of bits and pieces of this and that. Things were added to the collection and some removed. My favorite has always been the pale pink lipstick with smears around the edges. The keys were a permanent fixture and the ball point pens without caps my least favorite. Since a few years a cell phone and an mp3 player have also found their way into my kitty. At first I found them bothersome but now I can barely think of myself without them. Among all these things the best part of my life was that I was a part of your life and useful to you.
I don’t know what has happened but something has changed. I lie in a corner nowadays and no one really cares. I still have my cherished possessions with me; A ball point pen without cap, the pink lipstick, a bunch of keys, a small purse with sanitary napkins, a small bag of change, last month’s bus pass, the mp3 player which was running continuously for a few hours before the charge ran out and a mobile phone which rang one last time before its battery drained.
Don’t you need me anymore? How can you leave me, your trusted companion of last 10 years behind? Where are you? I wish you knew your handbag was missing you.