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Peace Signs on Denim Pockets

She held on to her blue jeans
From our younger, college days
With peace signs painted on each back pocket
And that worn-almost-every-day fade

But thirty years and four grown kids
Changed her girlish shape
Still those jeans hung in our closet
In a most prominent place

She dreamt of one day wearing them again
Pouring herself inside them like before
I tried to always reassure her
It’s the woman inside that I adore

Now illness has a way
Of removing unwanted pounds
Though not the way she planned it out
She could fit them on again she found

The quilt we made in her memory 
Has many patches from times in her life
The peace signs on denim pockets
Are the patches that I most like

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 2:03:00 AM
    I enjoyed this excellent poem of yours my dear friend Joe. Thank u so much for sharing and my huge congratulations on your well-deserved win! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 1:20:00 AM
    wow, this is a very touching poem, Joe. What a way to do this contest. And a very well deserved win. this is one of the best poems I have seen tonight and I have seen many!!

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:44:00 PM
    A very moving write Joe, Hold on to those memories, congratulations on your win. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 1:41:00 PM
    Joe...this poem really hit my heart.. :'( .. it deserved a first place, indeed... too soulful!!! ..kudos ..^__^

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 3:55:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 9:43:00 PM
    Joe, a wonderful win. Congratulations:) Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 6:21:00 PM
    Joe, peace has many harbors and it sounds as if you found one. I, too, remember those days, those jeans, those patches. Thank you for sharing so beautifully so delicate a memory.

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:05:00 PM
    Nice...Beautiful criticism with poetic justice . Best wishes from India .

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 9:35:00 AM
    This hurts in a most beautiful way. So sorry for your loss. I feel moved beyond my ability to express. Congratulations and thanks for sharing a peace of love.

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Wonderful write on the peace sign joe

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 11:27:00 PM
    Congrats Joe,I'm happy this lovely poem earns its place in the league of poems. Kudos.

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 10:08:00 PM
    A treasured memory ..priceless....congratulations....

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 7:30:00 PM
    so sad Joe I do hope it's imaginary! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 6:02:00 PM
    Joe a heartfelt and bittersweet poem. When my father passed on, I wanted to take all his ties and make a lap quilt, but before I could collect them all a family member tossed them in the trash. I'll alway have him in my heart though. I'm so happy you've shared this poem and it placed as a win. Congratulations! Connie

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:37:00 PM
    AH, Joe, You sucked me right into this poem--and punched me in the gut. Congrats on a well deserved win. Peace to YOU- Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 5:33:00 PM
    Awesome Joe in lots of ways. congratulations to you

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 2:00:00 PM
    Very emotive work that is in the winners' circle..Enjoyed..Sara

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Jeans" contest Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 9:40:00 AM
    Dear Joe, this is very touching. Many of us want to get thin and cling to hope we'll fit into clothes from our youth. (Still have an old denim jacket bought when I was 16.) But illness is not the way we want to reach this goal. I remember the peace signs and your poem took me back in time to those days of peacenicks. Congratulations on your win with this outstanding poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 8:23:00 AM
    I was so entranced reading this poem, I forgot what I came here for..Congrats Joe!!