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Below is the poem entitled HOW THE BUGGER KEPT HIS JEANS contest which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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"Part with these jeans?" He said, "Hell, no!  I'd sooner lose my wedding ring."
"But, My Love, they've had their day. Toss 'em!  Let's buy you new blue jeans!"
My husband kept on reading the news. "Huh? What's that? You say something?"
I looked up. "Oh, help. Your wicked jeans are so tight, it's almost... obscene!"

He replied, "Like us, they're a perfect fit,  like a lover who's a friend."
"Part with these jeans?" He said, "Hell, no! I'd sooner lose my wedding ring."
"That's sweet." I smiled. "But, look, there's not even enough fabric to mend."
"And those rips, stains, the frayed bottoms, and that paint...Dang it, everything!"

"I bought these jeans for our first date, do you remember, it was spring?"
"They're frayed from our many walks. The rips?  Made cutting a rose bouquet."
"Part with these jeans?" He said, "Hell, no! I'd sooner lose my wedding ring."
 "When I proposed, your coffee sloshed. That pledge-made stain,  it chose to stay."

"And when our girl made your first mother's day card, it's that paint, right there."
"So, get rid of my hockey shirt, my  socks, my jocks, my dad's watch- anything!"
"But take these jeans, and you'll break my heart, so, Baby, please, don't you dare!"
"Part with these jeans?" He said, "Hell, no! I'd sooner lose my wedding ring."

***For Nette Onclaud's "It's in the Jeans" Contest.
By Cyndi MacMillan

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  1. Date: 6/16/2011 5:16:00 PM
    Congrats on your win...Sara

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 5:39:00 PM
    what a great entry this is and a well deserved win, Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Jeans" contest Cyndi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 9:48:00 AM
    These jeans obviously had special nostalgic value to him, Cyndi. I don't think I would have parted with them either. Congratulations on your win in Nette's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 9:19:00 AM
    Why, this looks familiar..ahh, mine is a contracted version of this :)) so we kinda think along the same lines where jeans are concerned.. Congrats Cyndi on your very well deserved win..enjoyed this dialogue so much,excellently to you..

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 6:34:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of nette, Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 12:10:00 AM
    Well this is an excellent write Cyndi.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 10:31:00 PM
    Great write and great story. congratulation on a big win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 9:33:00 PM
    Glad to see this one on the list. A well deserved win!

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 8:31:00 PM
    Congrats Cyndi on your super win in the jeans contest luv..

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 9:26:00 PM
    ps. And I'd be surprised if this one did not do well in the contest

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 9:25:00 PM
    zowie, I see you like to tell stories in rhyme. I love doing that too, and you love using a repeating line which is very attractive too. I think I am going to enjoy seeing more of your poetry. but for now, I am rushing to get off here and many commments yet to see. Thanks for all your remarks today. Andrea