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Old Design

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Old Design

                                At the flea market I found you
                                 Old and dusty.....but so nice
                              You`ve been so helpful and wise
                     Whirred around and around with your wheels
                               Many meters and perhaps miles
                                  Much joy and money saved
                           Maybe even earned a penny or two
                          Tired eyes and hands treated you good
                              Far into the night, you`ve worked
                             The wheel spun around and around
                                  Never fail, always available
                                       ready for new tasks
                            Yes, I found you at the flea market
                                 With a little soap and water              
                                   you are as good as new
                          Grandma`s sewing machine is so fine
                       Now you are decoration in my living room






22. August 2012
A-L Andresen :)

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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:51:00 AM
    The commemoration of what makes great living is not prerogative of preachers and scientists, for poems like this tell that the vision of poets is the very strand of our human existence. A simple act, a single moment, the preservation of something from the human journey, and the poem explodes with the pathos of pure human sensibility.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 9/13/2012 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    David, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 9/8/2012 10:03:00 AM
    you should put this on a plaque its is so adorable and what a refreshing read thanks for sharing and for your kindest remarks about my poem for autumn keep up the great writing enjoyed

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 9/8/2012 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Katherine, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 9/7/2012 3:30:00 PM
    What can an ameture poet like me have to say but be humbled by your beautiful writings...i love your poetry. Have a wonderfu weekend. Love and care - Lide

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 9/7/2012 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lide, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/27/2012 4:34:00 AM
    They used to be works of art, so carefully designed in metal and painted with flair. I used to sew on my aunt's which came from my grandmother. It is gone now, to someone who will cherish it I hope. Feet moving in rhythm along with hands, it was fun. A wonderful poem you have created Anne Lise. It brought back lovely memories. Mahalo

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/27/2012 4:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Connie, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/26/2012 11:33:00 AM
    I thought you meant a bicycle. Great memories. I have my mom's old sewing machine.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/26/2012 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Antique machine - Joann, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/26/2012 7:20:00 AM
    I thought you were talking about old car... A very good write, Anne-Lise. U got me :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/26/2012 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dinda, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :) :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Great poem. At first I thought it was a bicycle. I remember my Grandmother had a tread mill sewing machine... as kids we were so facinated with it... My hubby is better at sewing than I am.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/25/2012 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carol, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - Good hubby you have :) - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2012 1:52:00 PM
    this is such a cool poem inspired by an old sewing machine. how lovely!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/25/2012 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2012 10:03:00 AM
    I have my mother's treadle sewing maching that still works..She bought it second hand when I was little so that she could sew a few things for me and the house..I learned to sew on it..Great work about that machine.I am glad that I chose this one to read today.Brings back memories..The Singer Store here in our town still sells the old ones but with a motor on them..He said that he could put a motor on mine for me..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/25/2012 12:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2012 6:35:00 AM
    Such a sweet little write! Enjoy reading your poetry and have a good weekend.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/25/2012 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yesha, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2012 9:21:00 PM
    Annwe Lise; This is nice. You'd be surprised of what you find in flea markets. My cousin has one of those too in her living room. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/25/2012 4:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucilla, thank you for visit and comment my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2012 3:50:00 PM
    very sweet

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/24/2012 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Loo, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2012 3:11:00 PM
    Awww sewing machines are wonderful. Loved this poem! And thanks for your kind comment.:) Always, Laura

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/24/2012 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Laura, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2012 9:02:00 AM
    may friday treat you well, anne.. do you know how to sew??.. :) huggs to you!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/24/2012 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I can sew Nette. - Thank you for visit. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2012 5:09:00 AM
    Kept me guessing! enjoyed.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/24/2012 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nick, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 8:01:00 PM
    Oh,they are money savers! My Grandma would tell you that... :o) Sweet poem you've got here. The owner of that machine would be smiling. :o) oxox f.e.f.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/24/2012 12:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dan, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - f.e.f. oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Love it!!!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/23/2012 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kathleen, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 12:41:00 PM
    In your fourteenth line, just replace "soup" with "soap". The word "soup" is that usual first course of a meal people eat out of a bowl with a spoon. Everything else looks good.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/23/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ...lol...thank you....I have read it several times and not seen it ....thank you Robert - and thank you for visit. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 12:40:00 PM
    amazing what finds u find at flea markets.. we just had one here last week but alas I found no unique thing.. excellent write Anne-Lise..feeling the flavor of the find luv..

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/23/2012 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda-Marie, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 12:37:00 PM
    Going to the flea market is always fun going treasure hunting.A lovely story poem.I enjoyed reading it,God bless you,Hugs!Erich P,S, check the fourth line from the bottom up, the word soup and water?

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/23/2012 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Erich....think too much of the soup....lol...thank you - and thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
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