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A Versatile Commoner

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A Versatile Commoner

In olden times things were saved or repaired Old dresses stitched, boots and barrels staved Worn-out clothing used as rags No plastic wrap or bags People believed in “A stitch in time saves nine” dictum “Use and throw’ was a distant dream I was the versatile commoner, the flour sack. Branded with different names, And stamped with names in purple, blue and gold String sewn on the top pulled and seen. Children used me as a school bag. A man’s pillow, woman’s sleeping gown. Or even a mail bag, or shopping bag Constantly ready to serve, young and old. All the time, at all the places. Now lying in a deserted bunkhouse in a range Still preserving the things of my master-ranger.
========================================== Date 11-23-13 Dr. Ram Mehta First Place win Contest: Whatever Happened to Flour Shacks by Judy Konos

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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:09:00 AM
    this is GREAT writing, Dr. RAm, and a well deserved high placement for you. I really like how you personified the bag.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:18:00 PM
    Very well written...congratulations

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:39:00 AM
    Love this! So creative to write from the perspective of the flour sack. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 8:59:00 PM
    Liked this..Nice win

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Nice personification! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 6:28:00 PM
    nicely written Ram congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Read it. LOVED it! This is so beautiful!

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 11:47:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Dr. Ram, This is a very good poem. I enjoyed it....Roger

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 11:11:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in: Whatever Happened To Flour Sacks, contest, Dr. Ram ! - Nice to read, well deserved :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest and may your holidays be filled with Soup!

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 11:55:00 PM
    This is an excellent and outstanding poem/ entry for the contest my dear friend Dr. Ram. You developed the theme very creatively & extra-ordinarily well by your very beautiful words and resourcefulness. I can't forget one of your poems which impressed me also about flour sack. Kudos again on this stellar write. A winner for me. I'm so glad I stopped by & read it. Also my honor to comment first;)) Good luck always! TYSM for sharing! Have a great wkend! love lots & big hugs,Leonora