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Sonnet On My Threadbare Love

My love is like a worker's gloves grown old.
His hands are leather, roughened now with age
and years of work in weather hot and cold,
yet through the many years, he has grown sage. . .

My love is like a builder's pair of boots.
He's dusty and fatigued and still he walks
while trailing mud, but now his attributes
shine through despite life's many stumbling blocks.

My love is like a pair of jeans much worn,
a pair of socks with holes that have stayed warm.
Though time and all the trials he has borne
have left him frayed, he wishes no one harm.

To write a beaming sonnet would not do,
but threadbare love (in some ways) bests the new.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 2/8/2020 9:08:00 PM
Andrea, a delightful paean to hard work, commitment, long-lasting love, and a hardy, kind soul. Well done, friend
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Date: 4/15/2018 2:32:00 PM
Sweet, Andrea. Well done.
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Date: 4/12/2016 6:09:00 PM
And what more's left for me to say Than folks more wise that I have said, But this poor sonnet warms the heart And sings old praise against the day When all of us have played our part, Gives seniors hope for what's ahead.
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Date: 11/21/2015 8:13:00 AM
Nicely written Andrea, congrats on your win :)
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Date: 11/21/2015 1:28:00 AM
Everyone at different time will come of age,we should just pop our corns while we still have teeth in our mouths,it is of no use popping corns when the teeth have gone...thank God for everything Andrea...congrats on your well deserved win..hugs
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Date: 11/21/2015 12:48:00 AM
Andrea nice win nice love poem!
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Date: 11/21/2015 12:24:00 AM
Andrea:) Congratulations on your placement. ThanXs for supporting my contest. <3 Love SKAT
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Date: 6/13/2014 6:43:00 AM
Wonderful sonnet, Andrea. What a great way to speak of an enduring love...... Robert.
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Date: 12/18/2013 8:44:00 PM
I love the analogy...it shows the eternal strength of love...thank you so much for stopping by ...hugs
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Date: 4/21/2013 4:44:00 PM
An affectionate and honest sounding appraisal. A really gentle and lovely piece of writing. - Red
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Date: 7/31/2012 11:21:00 PM
ANDREA, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD
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Date: 7/31/2012 7:52:00 PM
It flows so beautifully! Very nice!~Tammy~
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Date: 7/31/2012 9:46:00 AM
Threadbare is perfect. What a great description. 2010? Oh, what promise this poet shows. Wow! Congrats on the selection. Love, daver
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Date: 7/31/2012 3:19:00 AM
Nice...I'm jealous!--Ngoc
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Date: 7/30/2012 8:57:00 PM
such a touching sonnet, congrats on having it featured this week Andrea
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Date: 3/25/2012 6:33:00 AM
One of your best sonnets here!!
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Date: 1/11/2012 4:03:00 PM
Congratulations...an interesting, heartfelt sonnet!
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Date: 1/4/2012 8:04:00 PM
congrats andie on making it to the first round of TPS contest..wow! just read your email; i have 7,000 unread messages iin my inbox; darn asthma... repying soon as my internet slowed down for half a day! :) huggs
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Date: 1/4/2012 5:39:00 AM
Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest X 2. Wishing you the best in the finals Andrea. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/1/2012 1:10:00 AM
This makes one fall in love with the poet, helplessly. But she is full with her old love. Lovely!
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Date: 12/29/2011 8:31:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Andrea!This is my 5th comment at this poem.Look bellow and you will find.A fav on my first comment.
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Date: 12/29/2011 2:31:00 AM
What a poem with intense usage of simile... It is excellent and very well written. Congratulations for making it to the final round. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ANDREA
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Date: 12/29/2011 12:21:00 AM
Awesome sonnet Andrea. This piece made it through to the "cream of the cake" . I wish you luck my dear. Dalila
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Date: 12/28/2011 10:50:00 PM
Very original and heartfelt use of simile in this great sonnet, dear Andrea. Congratulations on your poems going to the finals. Have a Happy New Year full of health and love..., and $$$, and smiles :)
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Date: 12/28/2011 10:04:00 PM
Super yay for one of your sonnets going through, sweetie ^_^! This one's a beauty!
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