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In the high cupboard close to the fire
We couldn’t go in, punishment was dire
We had to behave and be very good
None could reach, though on the chair we stood.

Keep a lookout and I will climb high 
The eldest of us said he would give it a try
But none could reach that precious prize
The prize that was the delight of our eyes.

Granddad always gave us a big wide grin
We knew he would smile and give us the tin
He used to say grandma was a sly old fox
Making us behave just for a round button box.

He ruffled hair; he opened this tin of jewels
Every button you could think of, he was nobody’s fool
He knew we would behave and play without being told
Going through grandma’s button box, a joy to behold.

© 4/02/2013
Competition Entry: Buttons

Copyright © Mandy Tams The Golden Girl

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:41:00 PM
    Great memory that you have penned..Enjoyed reading this winning work..I has great flow to it..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Love this Mandy!Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win, Mandy. I enjoyed the story very much! Luv, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:50:00 PM
    this is such a sweet story. I'm glad you could draw on this lovely memory for the challenge of buttons. I don't have a memory about buttons as nice as this one. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Mandy, :-) Congratulations on your well deserved win... xox~pd

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:25:00 AM
    lovely memories, Mandy.... Congratulations on this winning write ,.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:09:00 PM
    oops wrote it in wrong place. is 3 in the morning is that a good enough excuse lol Well done Mandy......Seren

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Mandy a wonderful write of days long ago. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Date: 2/5/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:09:00 PM
    congrats on your win Mandy

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Great memories Mandy!! Congrats!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:45:00 AM
    oh yes congrats Mandy brilliant poetry..

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:00:00 AM
    I guess all that hope from Therese really paid off. Also the fact you are so talented helps as well. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 5:51:00 AM
    open up a tin of buttons and the memories come flooding out,,Mandy this is how i look at your poetry, especially this kind of poetry,, you are the soul of poetry as it should be,,, a recording of lives...

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 3:50:00 PM
    i like this, mandy! to kids, a tin of buttons does seems like a real treat (or at least it used to!). good luck in the contest...

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 1:02:00 PM
    You did an amazing job with this entry, I could picture it all quiet vividly, good luck in the contest and welcome back Mandy, hope you had a nice holiday xxx

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 12:17:00 PM
    This is just adorable !!!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Mandy ah there be gold in them there tins it....David