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My Old T-Shirts
by Patrice Lauren

Sunday, October 09, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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When I clean out my closet, what am I parting with?


Like a layer of life
In the winter,
Languidly lounging amongst layers
Of conflagrant insulation.
Wind lashing,
Yet ably warming the shivering self within.

Like a memory
In years gone by,
Melting colors,
Masking the melodramatic mime
Of melancholy materialism.
Time tearing,
Teasing, the twitters, tatters of dorsal terrain.

Like a shielding coat of armor
In the battlefield of fashion,
Proclaiming promise,
Projecting a portraiture of poetry,
Punctuating periods of productive purpose.
Perhaps, peddling provocation for further pondering.

Itís difficult for me to part with my old t-shirts.
Thereís too much of me in them.
If I clean out my closet,
Will I lose the memories?
   

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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/3/2007
Clear the old stuff..make room for glorious new scenarios..
wondrous write indeed..

Vesna.)
Reviewed by Samuel Stone 1/12/2007
cute story and a well written poem...enjoyed the read...
Wishing you well...
Sam
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/3/2006
I like the way you expressed your sentiments in this poem. In many ways, I can relate. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 8/3/2006
You can aleays make some neww memories?
Enjoyed!
Reviewed by Arthur Tugman 7/3/2006
I love your poetry.
Homeschool
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 6/14/2006
IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE TO READ SUCH FINE WORK.
Reviewed by Phyllis Du'Gas 12/31/2005
I really like this!
Reviewed by F William Broome 10/10/2005
You write very well in this one. And, in doing so, you've elevated the T-shirt to a level I've never imagined. Taking your words for it, I suspect that being the gender you are, you've put far more into a little 'ole T-shirt that I ever could! Vive la femme! - Bill (with rusty French)
Reviewed by Divinity 11 10/9/2005
sounds like you had a lot of fun with alliteration on this one! each tshirt holds a memory, no?

gypsie
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/9/2005
Never wear em myself. Lots of alliteration. Original subject.

Ron



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