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A button, one knows is held tightly by thread
Secured to its post unwavering, it’s said
That nothing, no nothing would wrest it apart
Or keep it from its dependable start.
Its lifetime, like ours is varied at best;
Too many buttons have been put to the test
Whether by stress, by anger or simply decay
Each thread of life was torn away.
Like surgeons we mend with patience pretend
To restore the bond to which we depend.
Our memories are woven, one thread at a time 
Through various sizes some less than a dime.
We cherish and garner each stray away
Into glass jars we place them for another day.
So, cherish the thought that your buttons are taut  
That nothing, no nothing remains so sought. 

Jonathan M. Bellmann
Contest Name: Put Your Best Rhyme Forward

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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Jonathan

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:38:00 PM
    congratulations, Johnathan...great win.. Linda

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 3:32:00 PM
    excellent analogy poem that I enjoyed reading today. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 11:55:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in: "Put Your Best Rhyme Forward" contest: Sponsored by: Just That Archaic Poet - Nice to take part - a pleasure to read yours Jonathan - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Hi Jonathan, . Love the win *Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 8:58:00 PM
    Jonathan, , well done, congratulations in the Let's be Open contest... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Nice poem. I like the use of symbolism in your poem.Nice read.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:18:00 PM
    Great way to go with this winning work..Enjoyed reading this day..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:44:00 AM
    Congrats Jonathan on your win in the contest.A fine poem by you.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Lovely poem, Jonathan. Congratulations on a well deserved win! Annalise

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:43:00 PM
    hey you made yours into a very reflective piece. I love it. Congrats on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:28:00 PM
    What a great take on the subject. I would never have thought of going that way..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Congrats Jonathan on your win xxx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:16:00 AM
    Big congrats here Jonathan xx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:02:00 PM
    congratulations on your well deserved poem...Jonathan. ..have yourself a good

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:42:00 PM
    A well thought out poem. lCongratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:52:00 PM
    So many great poems with the theme "Buttons" - everyday things - Each one with different ideas ..... many different "Buttons". - Congratulations on your winning poem! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)