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My Dress

That dress.
The one hanging there that doesn't have me in it.

Yeah, that one.

I remember when I felt pretty
I remember when I felt safe
I remember when I felt valued, secure, even loved.

That dress.

Of course I can't wear it now
I remember when women were regarded as less than cows
And if you don't, maybe check you're history books
Or you bible.

That dress, though,
That was me
A me that only those closest to me could ever see.

Yeah, maybe it's not freeform...

But it's my dress.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:13:00 PM
    Nancy, love your voice in this, you catch me remembering, too. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Nancy, , brilliant imagery... nice win * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~:)

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:04:00 PM
    This is a really cool poem. I like when they have a personal message to them and we can see the inner you through your poems. If I ever see a really old dress of mine, I just feel super sad because I can't fit into it anymore!