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Sonnet On My Threadbare Love

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Sonnet On My Threadbare Love

My love is like a worker's gloves grown old.
His hands are leather, roughened now with age
and years of work in weather hot and cold,
yet through the many years, he has grown sage. . .

My love is like a builder's pair of boots.
He's dusty and fatigued and still he walks
while trailing mud, but now his attributes
shine through despite life's many stumbling blocks.

My love is like a pair of jeans much worn,
a pair of socks with holes that have stayed warm.
Though time and all the trials he has borne
have left him frayed, he wishes no one harm.

To write a beaming sonnet would not do,
but threadbare love (in some ways) bests the new.


For PD's "first love poem~ (on the soup) Poetry Contest"
Written about a month after I came to Soup in the new year
of 2010!

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  1. Date: 12/18/2013 8:44:00 PM

    I love the analogy...it shows the eternal strength of love...thank you so much for stopping by ...hugs

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 4:44:00 PM

    An affectionate and honest sounding appraisal. A really gentle and lovely piece of writing. - Red

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:21:00 PM

    ANDREA, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 7:52:00 PM

    It flows so beautifully! Very nice!~Tammy~

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 9:46:00 AM

    Threadbare is perfect. What a great description. 2010? Oh, what promise this poet shows. Wow! Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 3:19:00 AM

    Nice...I'm jealous!--Ngoc

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 8:57:00 PM

    such a touching sonnet, congrats on having it featured this week Andrea

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 6:33:00 AM

    One of your best sonnets here!!

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 4:03:00 PM

    Congratulations...an interesting, heartfelt sonnet!

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 8:04:00 PM

    congrats andie on making it to the first round of TPS contest..wow! just read your email; i have 7,000 unread messages iin my inbox; darn asthma... repying soon as my internet slowed down for half a day! :) huggs

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 5:39:00 AM

    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest X 2. Wishing you the best in the finals Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 1:10:00 AM

    This makes one fall in love with the poet, helplessly. But she is full with her old love. Lovely!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 8:31:00 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS Andrea!This is my 5th comment at this poem.Look bellow and you will find.A fav on my first comment.

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 2:31:00 AM

    What a poem with intense usage of simile... It is excellent and very well written. Congratulations for making it to the final round. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ANDREA

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 12:21:00 AM

    Awesome sonnet Andrea. This piece made it through to the "cream of the cake" . I wish you luck my dear. Dalila

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 10:50:00 PM

    Very original and heartfelt use of simile in this great sonnet, dear Andrea. Congratulations on your poems going to the finals. Have a Happy New Year full of health and love..., and $$$, and smiles :)

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 10:04:00 PM

    Super yay for one of your sonnets going through, sweetie ^_^! This one's a beauty!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 8:36:00 PM

    Congrats my dear..like both your poems that made it through...BG

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 7:26:00 PM

    Super!! What a wonderful expression of life and feeling; and 2 in the final contest; you're a real winner - nice going, and luck to you. and with those sun glasses it all seems so fitting. Big

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:03:00 PM

    so glad this fine love sonnet won! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 5:17:00 PM

    I liked this when it won before and it hasn't lost its luster. Good luck in the final. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 2:50:00 PM

    I see you placed two on the INternational. Way to go. I guess I read this, but don't remember it. Threadbare love? Yep! That's what it always boils down to. Mil congrats. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 9:07:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in P. D.'s "first love poem (on the soup)" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 5:27:00 PM

    Congratulations Andrea. An everyday, down to earth kind of true love. Actions speak louder than words, although it is nice to hear them or see them written down from time to time. Another for the favs...luv Margaret

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 9:04:00 AM

    Penned fantastically,Andrea.Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 2:45:00 AM

    Andrea, I love this one.. Congratulations on your win - It is that kind of love that keep things going :) love, Wilma

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 11:20:00 PM

    Congrats on second place in p.d.'s contest.- JH

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 10:29:00 PM

    The imagery in this poem is fantastic Andrea. I love mulling the parallels. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 10:26:00 PM

    Way to go Andrea! Congrats on your win with this early work. And yes, threadbare is sometimes better than new! RAY

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 9:59:00 PM

    ANDREA,.. Congratulations on your wonderful win, IN MY "first love poem on the soup" CONTEST* I would also like to thank you for the support. Take care, and have yourself a great night,. ;-) ~p.d.

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