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A History In Buttons

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A History In Buttons

In a quiet room on a rough-hewn shelf
there sits a filled up mason jar.
I put it there my very self
and it never did get awfully far.

A history of buttons dwells within:
gems of my life told in bits and pieces.
It's a story of me and where I've been:
what memories that jar releases!

Buttons from this and some from that
from uniforms to satin dresses.
I think there's even one from a hat
and who knows what if I had my guesses!

Think I will keep this jar nearby
with all the buttons it can hold.
At times I'll laugh or maybe I'll cry
about those stories yet untold!



for Black-Eyed Susan's "Buttons" contest


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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:09:00 PM

    Great way to go with the challenge..Enjoyed this winning work...Congrats...Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:36:00 AM

    An excellent poem by you Deb!Very unique approach by you.Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:20:00 PM

    Very lovely poem deserving of this very fine win, Deb. Congratulations! Luv, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:25:00 PM

    Great poem...enjoyed and congrats. BG

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:05:00 AM

    Congrats on your win Deb, xxx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:09:00 PM

    Deb.. :-) congratulations on your well deserved winning poem. Have yourself a good night* always & forever. P.D.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:12:00 PM

    Congrats on you wonderful win. Those stories yet untold, do share some in poem form please. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:03:00 PM

    Well done. A mason jar full of memories. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 1:43:00 PM

    I keep a jar just like the one you have described. And yes.......it comes in handy! Great poem, and well deserved win!!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:49:00 PM

    So many great poems with the theme "Buttons" - everyday things - Each one with different ideas ..... many different "Buttons". - Congratulations on your winning poem, Deb! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:39:00 AM

    Well written thoughts Deb, congrats on your second

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:51:00 AM

    a touching poem! congrats on you win...

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:47:00 AM

    Congrats!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:15:00 AM

    Smashing story Debs and congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 5:57:00 AM

    What a terrific story Deb, what treasures those buttons along with their stories would be. You are right it is a jar that contains so much of ones life. Great poem - Shaz

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 3:10:00 AM

    A good story about a small button Deb. - Good luck in the contest. - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)