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Whittling my Wardrobe

I’m whittling down my wardrobe Just a little at a time. It’s hard for me to let things go I wore when in my prime. But some clothes are out of style Or don’t fit the way they should And just hanging in the closet They aren’t doing any good. If I donate them, then maybe Someone who might be in need Could make use of what I’m tossing And I’ve done a nice good deed. I’ll admit that my main motive Isn’t helping out the poor But relinquishing apparel Which I don’t wear anymore.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 6/30/2021 11:04:00 PM
I like the jazzy bounciness of this rhyme; wishing it would inspire me to start cleaning out my closet!
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Date: 6/27/2021 12:39:00 PM
Personally I have a policy of if I buy a new article of clothing I must throw an old one away. Saves me time and frustration. I enjoyed your take , Ilene.
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Date: 6/27/2021 11:04:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your poem. I don't give out anything unless they are either torn or do not fit. Have a wonderful day ahead friend
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Date: 6/27/2021 10:16:00 AM
Another excellent poem, but do consider your granddaughter may find your old clothes ultra modern!
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Date: 6/27/2021 9:21:00 AM
I heard if you don't wear it for a year, toss it. In that case most of my wardrobe would go. I really liked your verse, Ilene. And, I appreciated the honesty in the last stanza. Good writing!
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Date: 6/27/2021 8:08:00 AM
I should follow your example but it is SO hard to let go, yesterday I wore a flapper style dress for our swing dancing event .. its the second time Ive worn the dress this month and when i took the dress from its protective cover i discovered the dry cleaning receipt is for December 2001 - 20 years on and the dress still fitted perfectly, ! Got to I am a hoarder and find it so hard to get rid of clothes lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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