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Old Buttons

I’ve been asked why I would keep it,
Why I don’t throw it away,
This big box of fancy buttons. 
They are of no use today.

In these days of fast and furious,
Zippers are the way to go.
When all is so tightly scheduled,
Buttoning buttons is too slow.

This pink one’s from the little dress
My dear mama sewed for me
When nothing could be store-bought
And my mama’s time was free.

These buttons are my memories
Of the years not long ago,
When pretty buttons were the fashion,
And all time was set on slow.

Written:  1/20/13

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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 7:15:00 AM
    very good on this.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one that contains so many memories..Great topic that you chose for the theme and contest..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Love this Joyce!Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Beautiful memories are so precious, Joyce..I enjoyed this and would have placed it higher, for sure. Congratulations on a fine win! Annalise

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:51:00 PM
    I really enjoyed yours, Joyce. Comparing them to the fast zippers of today. BIG congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Joyce, :-) Congratulations on your well deserved win... xox~pd

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:30:00 AM
    Love this one Joyce and you know I have some buttons still from my nans tin, congratulations on your winning spot. xx

  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,Joyce! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Wonderful memories Joyce--congrats!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Congratulations! I love your Nastalgic poem!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:04:00 AM
    this is just lovely, joyce!