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A Purple Skirt

Many and many years ago back when
Many were poor and poverty was real
Lay offs happened_momma got fired then
We lived rural with pork, dry peas for a meal

Daddy worked, my brother worked a job too
So there was some money to pay those bills
Extras were not thought of_real needs accrue
Then my aunt came with clothes_now not dullsville

They pulled out this purple skirt with those buttons
Purple buttons how I loved those jewels
Quickly at once they said too mature, hon
Snip went those buttons_no bombshell

Pressed the skirt_wrinkles gone poverty stayed
Today those purple buttons mood arrayed  

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Love this Sonnet Sara.Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on a well deserved win, Sara!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Sure remember this winning poem. Congrats, Sara.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Sara, :-) Congratulations on your well deserved win... xox~pd

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:14:00 AM
    Congratulations Sara on your win, what a pity about those jewels hey xx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:20:00 AM
    I enjoyed this one in its very first read,Sara...congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:22:00 PM
    A wonderful poem of days long ago. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 1:49:00 PM
    Such a melancholy feel to this sad sonnet.....but life as many knew it came with few jeweled buttons. Well said, dear Sara!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:57:00 PM
    So many great poems with the theme "Buttons" - everyday things - Each one with different ideas ..... many different "Buttons". - Congratulations on your winning poem,Sara! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Wonderful Sara, congrats--great memories

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:10:00 AM
    Well done Sara!

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 3:49:00 PM
    excellent way to do the button theme. CUTE.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Excellent way of expressing the choice of childhood. Thanks for your comment on my write. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 2:33:00 PM
    this is amazing poetry, in sonnet form... just love the memories you present to us all...

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:10:00 PM
    I bet whenever you could you bought you a skirt with those jeweled buttons! Too bad that your mother did that to you, maybe it was for your own good though, who knows? I really enjoyed reading your awesome sonnet here this afternoon! What a delightful piece, very tremendously written my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 8:34:00 AM
    A wonderful take on the topic. Surely a topper for sure. Love reading your work...great writes...

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 7:48:00 AM
    I will fav this among my beauties Sara, I can just picture it, and your wide eyes of surprise, this is one original entry, sure to top the list, sending my love, have a glorious morning dear, and go out and treat yourself to some pretty purple buttons for old times sake, xxx