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Buttons and Keys

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Buttons and Keys

Nana's buttons and Grampy's keys,
Their presence displayed as proud as you please.
Nana's rattled in an old glass jar
And Grampy's hung with the keys to his car.
The perplexing thing for a boy to perceive
Is why both had more of each than they need.
So I wrinkled my young inquisitive brow
And asked which of those they could use now?
"Child, it isn't for today we save keys and buttons,
It's for things tomorrow to fix and open."
I suppose with this thought I live to this day
With buttons and keys I can't throw away,
And how their colors and shapes and sizes
Are more like a gift and memory's prizes.


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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Great work here..I like the topic that you chose for your work..Way to go with the theme presented..Creative winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Beautiful poem on the theme of the contest Craig!Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your very fine win, Craig! I'm loving this! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:40:00 PM
    I remember this very thoughtful poem, Craig. Congrats on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Ah! "Things you can't throw away." That really puts the icing on the cake. It has such a realistic feel to it. I can picture your young self in a quandary. Congrats.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Just great..one of my favoarites. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats Craig on your big win, xxx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:17:00 AM
    wonderful memory....congrats....

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Craig.. :-) congratulations on your well deserved winning poem. Have yourself a good night* always & forever. P.D.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your top win. Memories of long ago. it's the little things that makes big memories. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Great poem and wonderful memories. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 1:42:00 PM
    Hooray for you.........I loved this one, but then you touched my "nostalgia" button with your words! :) Congratulations, Craig!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:48:00 PM
    So many great poems with the theme "Buttons" - everyday things - Each one with different ideas ..... many different "Buttons". - Congratulations on your winning poem, Craig! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:50:00 AM
    very nice poem! congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:46:00 AM
    I like it, congrats

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Lovely Craig congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 5:41:00 PM
    How special this is; so much of a happy childhood i your poem in the memories you share. I wonder if todays children know their grandparents like this. I enjoyed this so much!

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 1:39:00 PM
    This is such a sweet, nostalgic poem. Grandparents have such an influence on our little childhood selves, even if we don't realize it until much later on!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:45:00 PM
    What a lovely poem you have shared with us, Craig :)

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 4:59:00 PM
    This poem stirred up my own memories....and yes, I remember the jingle of keys that my Grandpa carried, and the huge jar of buttons that Grandma kept in her pantry. Wow...this poem takes me back. I loved it!

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