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The Ordinary-Win

A strainer for milk or for juice, a window shade
Worn as bibs, diapers, or a kerchief
Turned into skirts, blouses and slips
Plaited into rugs of many pieces.

In kitchen used as dish towels, cover for dough
Helping to pass pans so hot, to tie up dishes 
To clean and polish stove and table
To abraide and to scrub from cellar to gable.

In bedroom, to dust the bureau and bed posts
Turned into costumes of October scary ghosts
Waive me to say” hello” to a distant neighbor
I am that durable and practical flour sack.

November 17, n2013
Form: Free Verse
Dr. Ram Mehta
Sixth Place win
Contest:Any poem goes #27 by Linda

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  1. Date: 5/8/2014 2:13:00 AM
    There are not many things manufactured today that can be used with such versatility. This is a nice, nostalgic write that brought back memories of days spent at my grandmother's house. Congratulations on another win, Dr. Ram!

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 4:15:00 PM
    Congratulations for a well deserved win

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 2:00:00 PM
    Dr. Ram, an enjoyable read.. I astute you for another well written win!!

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 1:46:00 PM
    Dr Ram, Congratulations!!! Stopping by to enjoy last night's winning poems --once again. Thank you for supporting my tiny contest... :) LINDA

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 10:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Dr Ram

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:09:00 AM
    Dr Ram, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Love it. I remember my grandmother constantly pulling a flour sack towel from the pocket of her apron. Is this for a contest? It is a winner for sure.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Im sure you could have kept goung Dr. alot of "ordinary " things most woulnt even take time for and you took it and made this work of art,blessings,carl

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:58:00 PM
    Making something special out of everyday things requires vision and talent. You've acquitted yourself well here with this fine example of multi-tasking. Good luck with the contest.

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 10:52:00 AM
    A great and brilliant idea in an excellent/outstanding poem and entry for the contest my dear friend Dr. Ram. This is a perfect poem promoting the recycle and reuse materials for a more friendly environment. Kudos and hugs to u. A winner for me. Thank you so much for sharing! TYSM as well for my awesome win in your contest. I am so happy you liked my entry. More blessings! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 6:15:00 AM
    It is amazing just how many uses a flour sack can have. Also it illustrates just how economical we can all be. Best wishes Linda x