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Buttons and Calories

A button on my shirt will not stay if I keep on eating away. Everybody agrees that it doesn’t look right if a shirt I wear appears too tight. I have to give my eating habits a rest if I want to stop the burgeoning of my chest. What an embarrassing predicament when I can’t find any clothes that will fit. If I don’t want anymore buttons to pop, my eating habits are what I have to stop.

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:48:00 PM
    Creative and different way to go with this winning work..Enjoyed reading this day..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Very nice poem on the theme of the contest Robert.Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:54:00 PM
    yours is really cute and clever. Congrats, Robert.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Robert, :-) Congratulations on your well deserved win... xox~pd

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Thank goodness for elastic! Your poem made me laugh..congrats to you! BG

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:35:00 AM
    Big congrats Robert, try chocolate buttons xx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:31:00 AM
    a great twist of the topic,wonderful...congratulations..

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 1:02:00 PM
    So many great poems with the theme "Buttons" - everyday things - Each one with different ideas ..... many different "Buttons". - Congratulations on your winning poem,Robert! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 11:07:00 AM
    You're on a creative roll Robert--well done!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:18:00 AM
    I think I will switch to Velcro. Great poem

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:07:00 AM
    a funny and creative take on the button theme!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 6:01:00 AM
    Wonderful write!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 3:58:00 PM
    Words that are too true - well done.

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 3:19:00 PM
    The perfect post-holiday-bingeing poem! Very well done!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Creative write my friend, I hope those twinkies stop calling you, xxx

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:30:00 PM
    One amusing poem, Robert ...... must count calories now ... lol. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)